Employee Benefits and 401(k) Analyst

Co-op Office - Seattle
Full Time
Salaried, depending on experience


The Employee Benefits and 401(k) Analyst is responsible for all aspects of benefits and 401(k) administration as the subject matter expert in employee benefits. Working collaboratively with the HR Department and across the co-op, they will act as the primary support and contact for all benefits and 401(k) related requests.

Main Job Responsibilities

  • Provides excellent, professional and timely service to staff and vendors in keeping with PCC customer service standards
  • Participates in regular plan reviews with insurance brokers to assist in plan design
  • Provides quarterly analysis of self-insured plans to Finance for forecasting and budgeting
  • Manages new benefit enrollments, reporting and communication with staff and store leadership
  • Administers all leave related programs (FMLA, paid family and medical leaves, disability and life, COBRA etc.)
  • Leads benefits Open Enrollment each year in partnership with Benefits Manager
  • Administers Section 125 and 132, Flexible Spending Plans billing and payment. Works closely with Payroll to ensure accuracy
  • Works with the Director of Payroll and HRIS to optimize current system processes and make improvements where needed
  • Ensures accuracy with IRS, DOL and ERISA compliance and maintains required compliance notices
  • Maintains ACA compliance and 1095C form distribution
  • Prepares annual 401(k) and Section 125 nondiscrimination testing information for the Plan providers
  • Works with payroll and auditors to provide information for the annual 401(k) audit
  • Assists in the management of all benefit contracts and service agreements
  • Updates benefit platform plans, premiums and documents
  • Handles confidential and sensitive information using empathy, discretion and judgement
  • Other duties as needed or required

Reporting Relationships

  • Reports to: HR and Benefits Manager
  • Accountable to: Director of Payroll and HRIS

Qualifications and Skills

  • 6-10 years previous benefits and 401(k) related experience required
  • Strong understanding of self-insured health benefit plans with experience administering FMLA, disability and COBRA
  • Strong computer skills and proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working with large databases required, Ceridian Dayforce experience preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize and problem solve with excellent attention to detail and high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to work in a team environment with the ability to be self-directed and self-motivated
  • Ability to think critically and problem solve
  • Available to travel to all store locations as needed
  • Retail experience preferred

Behaviors and Competencies

PCC is a company where culture and values are at the heart of who we are and what we do.  Everyone at PCC is expected to:

  • Collaborate
  • Demonstrate Kindness
  • Focus on the Customer
  • Instill Trust
  • Value Diversity


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