UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center - Main Campus

Benefits Specialist

1 week ago
Full Time
8650 Human Resources
1st, Days
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UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is a full-service, non-profit community hospital, offering comprehensive medical, surgical and therapeutic services.  With 281 beds, more than 2000 employees and a world-class medical staff, we provide innovative, technologically advanced care on a patient-friendly, easy-access campus just north of Seattle.


As a UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.

We’re interested in learning more about you and appreciate your taking the time to apply online. UW Medicine - Northwest Hospital & Medical Center is committed to employing a diverse workforce. EOE


UW Medicine – Northwest Hospital and Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome job applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, marital status, physical or mental disability, or any other protected characteristic. Minorities, women, disabled persons, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Fulfills the systems requirements and entries for benefits plan-related funding, billing, accounting and reconciliation.


Corresponds with Payroll Department, insurance carriers, administrators, and service providers on issues related to billing, eligibility, coverage and deductions.


Provides day-to-day administration of benefit and retirement programs.  Consults with and advises employees on eligibility, plan provisions, and other matters related to benefits and acts as primary contact for employees to resolve questions. 





Education Background

  • Bachelor's degree in HR or related field, preferred. 

Licensure, Registration, Certification

  • None required.

Special Training/Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (in writing and verbally).

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills, and the ability to effectively explain program details to a diverse community of employees.

  • Understanding of current regulatory environment for benefits-related issues.

  • Possesses strong analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to prioritize and organize in a high volume environment.

  • Above average proficiency using Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and Outlook.

  • Strong math skills and proficiency in various electronic systems.

  • Ability to manage own time and resources effectively in order to maintain, improve and address the benefits needs of employees and managers.

  • Demonstrated excellent skills in teamwork, analysis and problem-solving, and customer relations. 

  • Ablility to identify and resolve benefit issues and questions through research, policy/program interpretation, insurance carriers and benefits consultant.

  • Typing: 40 wpm with accuracy required, verified via pre-employment testing.

  • Microsoft Word and Excel skills: Required, verified via pre-employment testing.

Work Experience:

  • 2-3 years previous benefits experience, including work with retirement plans required, healthcare setting strongly preferred. 

Physical Abilities

  • Must be able to be positioned at a desk and computer for long periods of time.

Physical Demand Level:  Sedentary

In an 8-hour workday, must be able to-

Lift / Carry 10 pounds occasionally


As required, must be able to-

Sit, Stand, Walk, Bend, Squat, Kneel, Crawl, Climb and Reach above shoulders

Push and Pull

Perform fine motor functions

Must possess functional vision, hearing, and speech in order to communicate effectively with clients, client advocates, and staff.


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