Benefits Specialist

Federal Signal Corp.

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Oak Brook, IL

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:

Job Summary:

The benefits specialist is responsible for assisting with the administration of all benefits and retirement programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, pension and 401(k) plans.


  • Assists with new-hire orientations and open enrollment processes.
  • Ensures the accuracy of all benefits enrollments in the HRIS to provide vendors with accurate eligibility information.
  • Performs quality checks of benefits-related data.
  • Reviews employee life event benefit enrollment and change requests and determines eligibility; follows up with next steps
  • Assists employees regarding benefits claim issues and plan changes; responds to benefits inquiries from business unit HR teams and individual employees on plan provisions, benefits enrollments, status changes and other general inquiries.
  • Maintains and reports on inquiry/issue tracking data.
  • Assist employees with questions related to FMLA and ADA implications as they relate to leaves of absences/disabilities; interact effectively with third-party administrator.
  • Responds to 401(k) inquiries from managers and employees relating to enrollments, plan changes and contribution amounts.
  • Responds to pension inquiries and provides updated pension calculations upon request (plan frozen.)
  • Assists with data requests related to annual ERISA compliance and year-end SOX audits.
  • Assists with the open enrollment process.
  • Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges.
  • Required Skills/Abilities:
  • Experience-based knowledge of employee benefits and applicable laws.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; collaboratively interact with wide variety of individuals
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software.
  • Education and Experience:
  • Required:
  • Associate’s degree in HR or related field, but experience and/or other training/certification may be substituted for the education.
  • Two years’ experience in HR and/or benefits administration.


  • Attained or actively working toward Bachelor’s degree in human resources or related field of study.
  • Attained or actively working toward CEBS (Certified Employee Benefit Specialist) SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP) or SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certification credential.