Benefits Specialist Salary in Des Plaines, Illinois

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Average Salary for Benefits Specialist in Des Plaines, Illinois

The average salary of a(n) Benefits Specialist in Des Plaines, Illinois is $55,585.

The average hourly rate of a(n) Benefits Specialist in Des Plaines, Illinois is $26.72.

The average bonus of a(n) Benefits Specialist in Des Plaines, Illinois is $1,645.00.

Job Description:

Examines, assesses, and combines data to provide information on benefits and group insurance programs and utilization. Pinpoints needs for modification or changes in program design and administrative procedures. Records employee enrollment in benefits. Explains and interprets more complex aspects of company insurance programs to employees and dependents. Utilizes specialty in a more complex aspect of the Benefit Clerk duties, requiring more in-depth knowledge of benefit programs, company policies, and administrative procedures than the Benefit Clerk. This is a paraprofessional job and excludes jobs whose responsibilities typically require a four-year college degree. Answers more complex questions regarding benefits, such as pension and retirement plan, and group insurance, such as life, hospitalization, and workers' compensation. Fills out application forms or verifies information on forms submitted by employees. Mails applications to insurance company. Files records of claims and fills out cancellation forms when employees leave company service. May make employee presentations on benefit programs. May correspond with or telephone physicians, hospitals, and employees regarding claims. May perform complex aspects of benefit accounting and reconciliation. Less

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