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C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. Sr. Benefits Analyst (Remote) in Windsor Locks, Connecticut

About Our Company

C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. , based in Keene, NH, is the largest wholesale grocery supply company in the U.S. and the industry leader in supply chain innovation. Founded in 1918 as a supplier to independent grocery stores, C&S now services customers of all sizes, supplying more than 6,000 independent supermarkets, chain stores, military bases, and institutions with over 150,000 different products. At C&S, We Select the Best® – those with the motivation, pride, and drive to succeed in our fast-paced world.

Working Safely is a Condition of Employment at C&S Wholesale Grocers, Inc. C&S Wholesale Grocers is proud to be an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, and considers qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.

Position Overview

The Senior Benefits Analyst is responsible for providing analytical and project management support for various retirement and health and welfare benefit initiatives. This position performs a variety of retirement and benefits program activities, including but not limited to: program analysis, assisting with program design, implementation and communication, as well as regulatory compliance and education. Responsibilities also include partnering with internal team members and third-party vendors to manage the completion of the day-to-day processing tasks. This position is responsible for engaging with employees and HR team members on retirement and health and welfare benefits related activities and inquiries.

* Role can work remotely anywhere within the U.S.. Seeking to fill 1 role *

Job Description


  • Administer employee benefits such as life, health, dental and prescription insurance, flexible spending accounts, health care spending accounts, disability plans, accommodations programs, retirement savings/pension plans, and COBRA in accordance with plan documents and benefit policies/procedures; serve as a contact between vendor and employee. Ensure the health/welfare program and the retirement plans are administered in accordance with plan documents and meet regulatory requirements.

  • Administer day-to-day operation of retirement benefit plans in accordance with plan documents & established procedures. Apply benefits starts, stops, and adjustments within HRIS. Research plan provisions per plan documents, occasionally consulting legal counsel. Conduct pension calculation data collection & processing. Responsible for processing death claims. Receive requests from participants, gather pertinent data, assemble into prescribed format, coordinate benefit calculation via actuarial vendor, communicate back to participant, and coordinate payments.

  • Responsible for external audit preparations and support. Prepare employee/participant census data for auditors & actuaries. Prepare data/documentation requested by Auditors. Research & respond to Auditors inquiries. Provides general support to annual/ongoing benefit plan auditing processes.

  • Assist with potential/proposed new/change initiatives relative to benefit plan design by running cost comparisons and performing related analyses. Assist in writing/updating corresponding benefit policies to comply with federal, state, and local laws and regulations and internal procedures.

  • Perform analysis on plan design and administration and make recommendations for changes in plan design or for streamlining plan administration.

  • Manage administration of Executive benefit plans.

  • Monitor & validate data/integrity on both inbound & outbound files to/from vendors to ensure accuracy of employee indicative data, plan enrollments, and changes. Performs and validates success & accuracy of data uploads.

  • Travel Required: No


  • Specialized Knowledge: Possess solid working knowledge of subject matter (ERISA / COBRA/ HIPAA /FMLA /ACA)

  • Special Skills: Expertise in Excel, Word, and Powerpoint; Solid analytical and problem solving skills with attention to detail; Strong oral, presentation and written communication skills; Ability to build collaborative relationships; Excellent organizational skills and the ability to effectively prioritize and multi-task in fast paced environment; Solid interpersonal and customer service skills

Years Of Experience

  • 5-7 : years of related work experience



Bachelor's Degree - Business, Bachelor's Degree - General Studies, Certified Employee Benefits Specialist (CEBS) - Other



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