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Benefits Specialist

Benefits Specialist

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M-F 8-5

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One of the nation's largest broadline foodservice distributors, Food Services of America serves customers throughout the mid-west, west and Alaska.


At Food Services of America we have a long tradition of providing the highest levels of customer service in the industry. We have a culture that trusts our Associates to act in the best interests of our customers and our company.


We encourage an environment of teamwork where together we combine our know-how and ideas to help us to be stronger than we ever could be individually. We look for the positive and praise it. Recognizing good performance creates the motivation to provide great performance.


The Benefits Specialist will assist in the development, implementation and administration of FSA’s self-insured benefit programs and 401(k) Plan serving over 3,500 associates in a multi-state environment. 


  • Implements, administers and communicates benefit programs in accordance with plan provisions and legal regulations.
  • Acts as primary resource regarding interpretation of benefit programs for associates.  Works closely with third party administrator and health vendors to resolve employee benefit issues and discrepancies.
  • Delivers benefit presentations, including new hire orientation, to associates.
  • Oversees monthly vendor bills to ensure proper payment.
  • Coordinates and implements annual open enrollment. 
  • Oversees all aspects of COBRA program.
  • Monitors 401(k) plan to ensure appropriate funding, vesting and compliance.
  • Manages annual profit sharing and 401(k) match process with vendor
  • Prepares and maintains benefit communications on company intranet.
  • Prepares benefit cost analysis, trends and forecast.
  • Assists with development and administers leave programs including disabilities and FMLA.
  • Collaboration with audit vendor and SGA for SBT and 401k annual audit.
  • Responsible for census data for compliance programs.
  • File CMS reports annually.
  • Collect and maintain benefits data needed to develop and track metrics.
  • Collaboration with HRIS and Payroll.
  • Lead and primary point of contact with our vendor for ACA 1094 and 1095 tracking and reporting.


  • BS Business/Human Resources
  • 2 -5 years benefits administration experience in a multi-state, corporate environment
  • Technical knowledge of benefits
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Effective communication skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Experience with consumer driven health plan model
  • Familiarity with MS Office environment including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access
  • Project management experience
  • Ability to pass a background investigation and drug test

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer M/F/Vets/Disabled.


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