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Senior Benefits Analyst

  • Seaport Blvd., Boston, Massachusetts, United States
  • Full Time

About the Job

Under the direction of the Director of Benefits, the Senior Benefits Analyst is responsible for providing a seamless benefits experience to employees across the company.  This position will have primary responsibility for the administration of leave of absence, FMLA, and ADA policies and benefits, and will serve as the main point of contact and subject matter expert in these particular areas of focus.  In addition, this role will also provide general benefits-related support to the company, and will contribute to various projects and initiatives including annual open enrollment and employee wellbeing.  The successful candidate is self-motivated and a quick learner, possesses excellent communications skills, and is energized by a fast-paced highly collaborative work environment.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day administration of employee benefits including medical, dental, vision, FSA/HSA, leave of absence, life and disability, transportation, and other flexible benefits.
  • Coordinate leave of absence and disability claims and consult with managers and employees on related policies and guidelines.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for employees, supporting enrollment, fielding questions and resolving issues timely and efficiently.
  • Interface with outside vendors such as the insurance carriers, brokers, and wellness providers.
  • Help maintain employee and benefits related data in HRIS system and compile reports as needed.
  • Lead coordination of company-sponsored wellness programming, including on-site and virtual events and services, annual wellness fair, and related communications.
  • Assist with the administration of annual benefits open enrollment.
  • Support compliance related notices, reporting and recordkeeping.
  • Administer COBRA in conjunction with outsourced vendor.
  • Maintain close working relationship with internal stakeholders such as Payroll, Legal, Finance and Accounting, Facilities, etc.
  • Assist in roll-out of new benefits programs.
  • Other tasks and project to support Total Rewards and Human Resources as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of related work experience in benefits, human resources, or administrative positions
  • Advanced proficiency with Microsoft Suite- especially Excel and PowerPoint

Preferred Qualifications

  • 4+ years of progressively responsible work experience specific to benefits administration
  • SPHR, SHRM-SCP, or similar certification
  • Working knowledge of employee insurance and flexible benefits plans
  • Understanding of COBRA, FMLA, HIPAA, IRS regulations and benefits-related national and state specific laws
  • 1+ year of experience:
    • resolving complex benefits issues
    • presenting benefits-related information to an employee audience
    • supporting benefits changes and newly introduced benefits or perks
    • performing a range of benefits analyses
    • within healthcare and/or biotechnology industries
  • Exceptional organization and attention to detail
  • Excellent and articulate written and oral communication skills
  • Self-motivated, history of highly independent work
  • Strong interpersonal skills that include excellent skill in collaboration with other departments and colleagues
  • History of creative approaches to problem solving
  • Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion and good judgement
  • Understanding of the importance of employee and company data privacy
  • Understanding of HIPAA and importance of privacy of patient data
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and high-change work environment
  • Enjoy working both independently and within a team
  • Shared passion for FMI's mission of transforming cancer care
  • Commitment to FMI’s values: patients, collaboration, innovation and passion



Please be aware that Foundation Medicine mandates COVID-19 vaccination of all employees regardless of work location. Accommodations may be made in accordance with applicable law.


About Foundation Medicine

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (FMI) began with an idea—to simplify the complex nature of cancer genomics, bringing cutting-edge science and technology to everyday cancer care. Our approach generates insights that help doctors match patients to more treatment options and helps accelerate the development of new therapies. Foundation Medicine is the culmination of talented people coming together to realize an important vision, and the work we do every day impacts real lives.

Confidence, or the belief that we need to check every box before applying for a job, can sometimes hold us back from going after a role that inspires us. At Foundation Medicine there's no such thing as the 'perfect' applicant, and our company is a place where every employee can make an impact and continue to grow whatever background they may have or path they may have taken. So, as long as you meet the basic qualifications for a role, please apply if you see a position that would make you excited to come into Foundation Medicine every day and help us transform cancer care.

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