Plan Compliance/Benefits Specialist - Hospitality Plan

Job Locations US-NV-Las Vegas
Posted Date 2 days ago(3/19/2018 11:18 PM)
# of Openings
Participant Engagement
Culinary Health Fund


CHF logo with A division of UHH



Our mission-driven organization is focused on the “Triple Aim” - Better Health, Better Healthcare and Lower Costs to individuals and their families who participate in our health plans.


The Culinary Health Fund serves over 100,000+ workers and 220,000 covered lives in the hospitality and gaming industry. Our desire to be innovative and progressive drives us to develop impactful programs and benefits designed to engage our participants in managing their own health and healthcare. Our vision is exciting and challenging. Please read on to learn more about this great opportunity!



Key Attributes:


  • Integrity – Must be trustworthy and principled when faced with complex situations

  • Ability to build positive work relationships – Mutual trust and respect will be essential to the collaborative relationships required

  • Communication – Ability to generate concise, compelling, objective and data-driven reports

  • Teamwork – Working well with others is required in the Fund’s collaborative environment

  • Diversity – Must be capable of working in a culturally diverse environment

  • Continuous Learning – Must be open to learning and skill development.  As the Fund’s needs evolve, must be proactive about developing new areas of expertise

  • Lives our values – Must be a role model for the Fund’s BETTER Culture and Mission (Better, Engage, Teamwork, Trust, Empower, Respect)



The purpose of this position is to prepare plan documents and understandable participant communications that meet legally required and health literacy standards designed to educate participants about how to get the most from their benefit coverage. This position will be responsible for coordinating the identification and resolution of various benefit and eligibility issues across multiple disciplines as it pertains to the rules and regulations of the Plans. This position will also assist with the preparation of resolutions for Board of Trustee meetings, as needed.

  • Ensure that the plan unit complies with ERISA reporting and disclosure requirements, including creation and distribution of:
  • Plan documents
  • Summary plan descriptions to newly eligible participants and periodically to all participants
  • Summary annual reports (SARs)
  • Summaries of material modifications (SMMs)
  • Summaries of Benefits and Coverage (SBCs)
  • Create, using knowledge of legal requirements and sound plan and administrative design, necessary benefit and administrative amendments and associated plan documents
  • Ensure timely revision of Summary Plan Descriptions and Summaries of Benefits and Coverage
  • Ensure adherence to ERISA’s fiduciary responsibility mandates by drafting all plan documents and communication material in a manner complying with all federal benefits and benefits related legislation and regulations
  • Establish and maintain electronic archives of all plan documents, e.g. plan document, amendments, summaries of material modifications, and summary plan descriptions;
  • Identify, research and evaluate contemporary benefit developments to assess their impact on plan design, administration and communication requirements
  • Develop ERISA required materials, e.g. plan documents, Summary Plan Descriptions, summaries of material modifications for certain fund staff benefit plans
  • Assist in the drafting of Board of Trustee resolutions, including associated research and data requests, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned within the scope of responsibilities and requirements of the job



  • Strong verbal skills including the ability to communicate technical terms and ideas to non-technical staff, professionals, participants, etc. whether oral or written
  • Strong written communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills required in all Microsoft formats
  • Bi- or Multi- lingual skills (written and verbal) a plus
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize multiple projects, and attend to detail and deadlines to bring projects to a satisfactory conclusion
  • Excellent research and analytical skills

Ability to: 

  • Interact and work effectively with all levels of staff
  • Problem solve, multi-task, and identify effective process improvements and cost-saving measures
  • Manage competing deadlines and multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Perform the essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation


Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field of study, preferred

License: N/A

Certification Required: N/A

Minimum Years’ Experience: 3-5 years

Other Requirements:

  • Experience in a healthcare, benefits administration or compliance work environment
  • Working knowledge of health plan compliance (ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, etc.)
  • Experience in a Taft-Hartley environment a plus
  • Experience in drafting legally-required health plan materials
  • Requires an excellent understanding of all facets of welfare benefit plans as it relates to plan design and administration including plan benefits & eligibility


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