Benefits Specialist

$60,000 - $70,000 yearly

Job Category:Human Resources

Position Type:Contract / Temporary to Hire

Work Model:In Office

Location:Skokie, IL  [In Office]

Job ID:94332

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Job Description

The LaSalle Network has teamed up with a real estate company that is looking to triple in size over the next 5 years to find their next Benefits Specialist to bring on board in the form of a contract to hire opportunity! This organization is headquartered in the northern suburbs of Chicago and has multiple locations throughout the Midwest. As a Benefits Specialist you will support the Director of Human Resources and be the lead contact for employee and management benefit inquiries.

Benefits Specialist Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain ongoing relationship with benefit broker
  • Advise in best practices around employee benefit programs
  • Develop employee and management communication surrounding benefit program
  • Leverage HRIS to streamline benefit enrollment and communication process
  • Understand and communicate benefit eligibility to employees and management
  • Maintain understanding of Healthcare Reform
  • Maintain corporate risk management including workers compensation, OSHA, guest injury and illness claims and leave management


Benefits Specialist Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 2-3 years of direct administration of employee benefit program
  • CEBS Certification strongly preferred
  • Experience in risk management; specifically, workers compensation, OSHA reporting and employee leave administration
  • 1-3 years of experience with HRIS, preferably implementing online benefit enrollment
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of information, work autonomously and prioritize deadlines
  • Experience and/or understanding of fully insured or self-funded insurance
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent employee communication skills; verbal and written
  • Spanish fluency is a plus


If you are interested in this benefits specialist position please apply today!

Thank you,

Spencer Weiss
Project Manager
LaSalle Network


LaSalle Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer m/f/d/v.

LaSalle Network is the leading provider of direct hire and temporary staffing services. For over two decades, LaSalle has helped organizations hire faster and connect top talent with opportunities, from entry-level positions to the C-suite. With units specializing in Accounting and Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Technology, Supply chain, Healthcare Revenue Cycle, Call Center, Human Resources and Executive Search. LaSalle offers staffing and recruiting solutions to companies of all sizes and across all industries. LaSalle Network is the premier staffing and recruiting firm, earning over 100 culture, revenue and industry-based awards from major publications and having its company experts regularly contribute insights on retention strategies, hiring trends and hiring challenges, and more to national news outlets.