Benefits and Wellness Manager

United States

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Benefits and Wellness Manager


$59,800.00 - $77,396.80 Annually


Lubbock, TX

Job Type


Job Number



Human Resources


2311 - Human Resources

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  • Description
  • Benefits
  • Summary

    Evaluation, planning, communication, and administration of employee benefit programs such as retirement plans; medical, dental, vision plans; life insurance plans; temporary disability programs; COBRA/FMLA/ADA and wellness programs.

    Essential Functions

  • Manages the Employee Benefit programs to include; medical, dental, vision, life and disability, HSA, FMLA, savings and retirement plans, along with any ancillary offered plans and ensures consistency with plan documents and provider contracts.
  • Serves as the primary contact for City employees, retirees and COBRA participants on benefit inquiries, plan provisions and enrollments, claim issues, life event, deferred comp and plan changes.
  • Supervises the work of the Benefits Specialist(s); the completion of appropriate paperwork; premium and payroll issues regarding benefits.
  • Oversees the annual open enrollment process including the coordination and distribution of material, creation and facilitation of presentations, and ensures changes are made to all benefit materials; develops communication around plan changes, deadlines, etc.
  • Oversees administration of contracts and other documentation concerning employee benefits.
  • Manages and oversees the Request for Proposal (RFP) process for acquiring and re-structuring City health and wellness plan(s).
  • Serves as Family and Medical Leave Administrator. Processes requests for FMLA, MFLA (Military Family Leave Amendments), the Sick Leave Sharing program, Medical Leave of Absence and Disability Assessment. Counsels employees on policy provisions so individuals can make informed decisions.
  • Administers Limited Duty Program. Coordinates modified duty and return to work with employees, department heads, supervisors, payroll, and timekeepers to insure accurate records are kept and procedures are followed.
  • Maintains plan documents, summary plan descriptions, benefit guide, vendor agreements, contracts and other documents related to plan administration.
  • Participates in the development of fiscal year budget projections.
  • Promotes wellness resources and increases utilization of programs provided by wellness vendor, healthcare providers and EAP.
  • Manages wellness events, taking full ownership of event logistics, timetables, communications and other deliverables.
  • Ensures regulatory compliance with benefit related state and federal laws in regard to ACA, HIPAA, FMLA, COBRA, etc.; stays up-to-date with proposed legislation at local, state and federal levels.
  • Other Important Duties:

  • May travel to attend meetings, conferences and training.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential
  • Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Human Resources Management, Business Administration/Public Administration or related field, and five (5) years of experience performing employee health insurance related duties; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Must pass pre-employment drug screen, criminal background, and MVR.
  • Must possess a valid State of Texas Driver's License.
  • Knowledge and Abilities

    Knowledge of:

  • Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements affecting employee benefits programs, including but not limited to ACA, COBRA, FMLA, Section 125, Medicare, and Social Security.
  • Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
  • Skill in effective oral and written communications.
  • Skill in effectively giving presentations in front of employee audience.
  • Skill in resolving employee and customer complaints and concerns.
  • Skill in analytics and problem solving.
  • Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
  • Physical Requirements:

  • Occasionally lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally carry up to 10 pounds.
  • Frequently reach below shoulder height.
  • Occasionally rotate upper trunk to right or left while sitting or standing.
  • Coordinate eye, hand and foot movement in order to operate a vehicle.
  • The City of Lubbock provides a comprehensive, cost effective, health and welfare package. To view the employee benefits click here.


    City of Lubbock


     1314 Avenue K

    Lubbock, Texas, 79401





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    Job details


    Benefits and Wellness Manager




    United States


    May 26, 2023

    Application deadline

    June 11, 2023

    Job type



    Business and Economics,Medicine,Social Science

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