Benefits Specialist

Cleveland, OH

Job Title: Benefits Specialist, Full Time

FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt

Reports to: Director, Human Resources
Location: 4545 W. 160th St. Cleveland, OH

The Benefits Specialist will assist with the day-to-day administration of the Company’s benefit plans to include health and welfare, life and disability and 401(k) retirement plans. The Benefits Specialist will respond to employee questions and provide guidance on transactions related to benefit programs while ensuring compliance with ACA, COBRA, ERISA and other relevant regulations. In addition, the Benefits Specialist will manage all insurance billing, maintain employee database and files, and assist with payroll processing.


Responsibilities of the job include but are not limited to:

  • Administer various employee benefits programs, such as group health, dental and vision, accident and disability, life insurance and 401(k) benefits
  • Track and send reminders to new hires on various enrollment tasks; ensure distribution of employee / participant notices as required
  • Send various benefit files to vendors and complete required uploads and/or wires
  • Assist with annual open enrollment activities, including required system testing
  • Assist employees with health, dental, life and other related benefit questions
  • Verify the calculation of the monthly premium statements for all group insurance policies and maintain statistical data relative to premiums, claims and costs; resolve administrative problems with the carrier representatives
  • Assist Director of HR in obtaining statistics and information in renewal process of any health, life and retirement plans
  • Assist Director of HR in completing benefits reporting requirements
  • Assist with benefit plan compliance testing and audits
  • Maintain employee benefits filing systems and ensure benefits changes are entered appropriately in payroll system for payroll deduction
  • Provide assistance on projects and other duties as assigned by the Director of Human Resources


  • High School Diploma or GED required; advanced training/education in accounting or human resources is a plus
  • 3+ years of experience in benefits administration; experience with Paycom preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi task, prioritize, and manage time effectively
  • Extremely organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite with a strong focus on Excel and Word
  • The ability to take direction, work on multiple assignments, and work independently taking pride and ownership of work

*Competitive based on experience


  • Basic life and long term disability insurance provided for all employees at no cost
  • Voluntary benefits: medical, vision, dental and short-term disability
  • 401k available with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Possibilities for career development in a growing and dynamic company with a culture that actively promotes from within.

* ABCO Fire LLC is an equal opportunity employer. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, driving record check, and pre-employment drug screening.

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