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Senior Benefits Specialist - Executive Programs & Physician Benefits Support


CHRISTUS System Office


Human Resources


CHRISTUS Corp Irving Offices 919 and 909 Buildings


919 Hidden Ridge
Irving, TX  75038
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Senior Benefits Specialist - Executive Programs & Physician Benefits Support Job in Irving


The Senior Benefits Specialist role provides strategic human resources and enhanced executive/physician benefits support to all designated Executives, Physicians and Clinician Providers throughout CHRISTUS Health ministries. This role is key in delivering innovative concierge services to the exclusive needs of executive, physician and clinician leaders. The scope of this role includes but is not limited to: strategic support of human resources and benefits processes; ensures accurate and timely submission of all documentation; distribution of benefits communication and processes; in depth research of all benefit inquiries and execution of prompt and precise resolutions; accurate interpretation of benefit guidelines; research, analysis, auditing and timely reporting of benefits. Research issues and provide recommendations for resolutions related to all HR/benefits processes (benefits enrollment, leave processes, deferred compensation, retirement plans, relocation, paid-time off, data files, etc.).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of materials for the initiation of relocation benefits and other specific benefits enrollment. This includes concierge contact with each new hire to ensure information is provided and critical enrollment deadlines are not missed.
  • Effectively partner with Corporate Benefits, HR Operations, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Management, in order to improve perception and understanding and ensure effective implementation and utilization of executive, physician and clinician benefit plans and policies.
  • Administer all executive, physician and clinician benefit programs with payroll or third party vendors.
  • Collaborate with the HRIS team to ensure data integrity and accuracy on all executive, physician & clinician benefit processes, and ensure privacy requirements are met.
  • Adheres to sense of urgency for prompt responses to all HR / benefit inquiries.
  • Manages issues between the Benefits Resource Center and designated executive, physician and clinicians to ensure timely, equitable and courteous resolution.
  • Ensures the accurate processing of all mandatory and voluntary deductions as well as optional individual disability insurance, supplemental executive life insurance, 403b, and 457b deductions.
  • Demonstrated ability to assimilate myriad plan details and sort through them to optimize benefits for individuals.


  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Ability to recognize potential risks or problems and suggest various options leading to solutions
  • Ability to collaborate across functions and across regions
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft skills
  • Demonstrated ability to grasp and actively process complicated concepts and formulate strategies


  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in human resources
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of experience in executive employee benefits
  • Demonstrated strong communication skills with all levels of the organization including physician and senior leadership
  • Appreciation for and ability to maintain confidentiality, with the highest level of discretion
  • High level analytical and problem solving capability
  • Strong information systems knowledge, statistical and research skills
  • Ability to understand business needs and talent implications of benefit programs
  • Self-starter with ability to manage multiple tasks and adjust competing priorities quickly and as needed in a dynamic environment
  • Demonstrated basic knowledge in the areas of COBRA, cafeteria-style benefit plans, family medical leave process, paid-time off, retirement plans, and other applicable laws and regulations affecting employee benefits in tax-exempt organizations and its implications on payroll processes.
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Senior Benefits Specialist - Executive Programs & Physician Benefits Support