Benefits Specialist, ULRI - ULSE

Published on 05/26/2023UL, LLC - Evanston, IL


At UL, we know why we come to work.

We have an exciting opportunity for aBenefits Specialist at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement based in our Evanston, IL office.

The Benefits Specialist will be responsible for the company's employee benefits program including the development, implementation, and delivery of benefits administration and wellness programming. The Benefits Specialist will be the first point of contact for employee’ benefits inquiries and will promptly respond to ensure a positive employee experience. The role will ensure benefits compliance with all legal requirements of various employee benefits programs and oversee the development and operation of benefits information systems.

What you’ll learn & achieve:

As the Benefits Specialist you will play a key role in the rapid growth of UL as you:

  • Lead the implementation and delivery of benefits and wellness functions including benefits administration, open enrollment, and wellness programs.

  • Maintain information in the benefits HR systems to ensure data integrity and compliance, conduct audits and make associated corrections as appropriate. Prepare and distribute standard and ad-hoc benefits reports.

  • Serve as a first point of contact for employee benefits questions, receive and respond to internal and external benefits related inquiries in a timely manner, escalate to the right contact(s), and follow up as appropriate.

  • Responsible for the benefits administration process by serving as the primary point of contact for general benefits inquiries, and other activities, as necessary.

  • Work as a liaison with benefits providers to resolve benefit issues.

  • Maintain benefit specific information within HRIS/Benefits Administration system and oversee employee benefit enrollments.

  • Coordinate employee benefits and wellness events including communications, vendor management and planning.

  • Ensure compliance with all state and federal regulations related to employee benefits, including FMLA, ADA, ERISA, ACA, COBRA, and HIPAA.

  • Perform other duties as directed.

  • What makes you a great fit:

While no one candidate will embody every quality, the successful candidate will bring many of the following professional competencies and personal attributes:

  • Knowledge of benefits administration including administration of leaves of absence, and wellness programming and compliance including FMLA, ADA, ERISA, ACA, COBRA, and HIPAA.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate benefit program information to employees and provide education and counseling on benefit options.

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to conduct data analysis and reporting to support benefit decision-making. Proficiency in data analysis tools, such as Excel.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, highly organized, and detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities efficiently and effectively.

  • Makes sound decisions by gathering information, analyzing data, and using experience and judgment.

  • Maintain a high level of professionalism, confidentiality, and integrity.

Experience and Education Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or equivalent work experience

  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in benefits administration.

  • Experience with Workday preferred.

UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.

  • What you’ll experience working at UL:

  • Mission: For UL, corporate and social responsibility isn’t new. Making the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place has been our business model for the last 128 years and is deeply ingrained in everything we do.

  • People: Ask any UL employee what they love most about working here, and you’ll almost always hear, “the people.” Going beyond what is possible is the standard at UL. We’re able to deliver the best because we employ the best.

  • Interesting work: Every day is different for us here as we eagerly anticipate the next innovation that our customers’ create. We’re inspired to take on the challenge that will transform how people live, work and play. And as a global company, in many roles, you will get international experience working with colleagues around the world.

  • Grow & achieve: We learn, work and grow together with targeted development, reward and recognition programs as well as our very own UL University that offers extensive training programs for employees at all stages, including a technical training track for applicable roles.

  • Total Rewards: All employees at UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagementare eligible for bonus compensation. We offer comprehensive medical, dental, vision, and life insurance plans. a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund after your first year of continuous employment. Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Learn More:

About UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement

UL Research Institutes and UL Standards & Engagement are nonprofit organizations dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.

Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Solutions, advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Solutions, which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.

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Job ID 2023-32697

of Openings 1

Job Category Human Resources

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