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Benefits Associate

Date Posted:  Jun 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  369581

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Job:

As the Benefits Associate, you will be responsible for administration of various statewide benefits programs such as health, dental, vision, life and flexible spending accounts.  In addition, the Benefits Associate is responsible for advising employees on the disability and worker's compensation programs. 

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Manage day to day issues of the benefits programs.   
  • Provide direction, guidance and assistance to agency HR staff, benefits coordinators and employees. 
  • Resolve benefit administration questions and issues raised by agencies, employees and employee family members. 
  • Processing and verifying qualifying events. 
  • Monitoring various reports identifying data entry errors and discrepancies between systems such as PeopleSoft, Auditor of State and contractor. 
  • Provide organizational support the the division including acting as a back-up on the Benefits Hotline when needed. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This role must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Considerable knowledge of State of Indiana benefits programs including health, dental, vision, life, flexible spending accounts, short and long term disability and worker's compensation. 
  • Considerable knowledge of COBRA, HIPAA, Section 125 and other federal and state benefits laws and regulations. 
  • Working knowledge of principles, laws, regulations, theories and practices of Human Resources Management. 
  • Ability to work independently and anticipate problems. 
  • Ability to effectively and independently plan and organize work of section. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to work effectively with others. 
  • Excellent customer service skills. 
  • Problem solving skills. 

This role must satisfy the following requirements to continue employment: 

  • Considerable knowledge of State Personnel Policies. 
  • Extensive knowledge of SPD's mission, vision and organizational structure. 
  • Working knowledge of PeopleSoft benefits administration. 
  • Working knowledge of Indiana State Government: organization, needs, policies and procedures. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:


The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans;
  • Wellness program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave;
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program;
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis