Corporate Counsel - ERISA/Benefits

Posted Jan 29
Full Time
Sunrise, Florida

Position Summary

The Corporate Counsel – ERISA/Benefits will be a key member of the Legal team who will provide advice and guidance to the Company and its affiliated insurance agency on ERISA and federal tax laws relating to employee benefit, health and welfare plans, wellness initiatives, and 401(k) retirement savings plans, as well as overseeing insurance agency compliance.

This role will report directly to the General Counsel.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assist internal business units with interpreting and applying legal developments on all aspects of the Internal Revenue Code, ERISA, and other relevant laws as they affect employee benefits plans and fiduciaries of benefit plans.
  • Consult and advise on plan qualification and fiduciary responsibility issues.
  • Provide compliance support for annual tax filings, required plan testing, operational reviews, and corrections.
  • Conduct periodic operational compliance reviews concerning ERISA, Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, Affordable Care Act, and other federal health laws.
  • Monitor state and federal statutes and regulations applicable to group health plans and retirement plans.
  • Draft and negotiate vendor agreements, plan amendments and other legal documents, and create standard forms as necessary.
  • Draft and review client and participant explanatory material (e.g., summary plan descriptions, announcement letters, summary of material modifications, plan documents, summaries of benefits and coverage, etc.).
  • Coach and train benefits specialists as needed, conducting in-house and external presentations on new developments in legislation/ regulation and other technical issues.
  • Partner with the Company’s affiliated insurance agency to ensure operational compliance best practices.
  • Support marketing and business-development initiatives to grow revenue and profitability.
  • Assign, manage and monitor matters assigned to outside counsel.
  • Complete other duties as necessary or assigned to facilitate the bank's legal needs and accomplish its business goals.

Key Requirements

  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience on ERISA and related health legislation and regulations; experience with a professional employer organization, health plan insurance carrier or employee benefits insurance broker is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and/or expertise in state and local paid leave laws, Public Health Service Act and related health legislation and regulations, Medicare, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Advantage Programs, including Employer Group Waiver Plans.
  • Member in good standing of the Florida Bar (or eligibility to apply for “authorized house counsel” status with the Florida Bar).
  • Leadership presence.
  • Excellent client management skills.
  • Superb analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must be exceptionally organized, detail-oriented, and efficient.
  • Must be able to strike sensible and practical balance between legal risks and business needs.
  • Must be a team player and work well with all functions and at all levels.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to prioritize and execute multiple tasks and projects with little supervision.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft products including, but not limited to, Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

Compensation And Perks

  • Estimated base salary of $95,000-$110,000, negotiable and commensurate with experience.
  • Performance bonus.
  • Robust employee benefits package including major medical (currently 80% Employer covered for employee and approximately 56-66% Employer covered for dependents depending upon which Cigna plan you choose), dental, vision, long-term disability (100% employer covered), supplemental plans, HSA, FSA, pet insurance, legal discount plan, and more.
  • 401(k) plan with company match.
  • Growth and development opportunities.
  • Your holistic wellness matters to us. We have a year-round wellness calendar of events, a corporate wellness coach and personal trainer who manages our wellness program throughout the year, fitness classes, fitness challenges, an employee assistance program for employees and their family members.
  • Employee discount program.
  • PTO, holidays, and volunteer time off.

Company Overview

Since 1997, AlphaStaff has delivered HR outsourcing solutions to thousands of small and medium-sized businesses across the country, as well as some large organizations. AlphaStaff is majority-owned by its management team, giving it the freedom to invest in its employees and client relationships to drive long-term value. With a dynamic and adaptable approach, we are constantly finding the best solutions to meet our clients’ needs. We help our clients improve talent management, compliance, employee benefits, and HR technology by creating tailored solutions. Our experienced leadership team is comprised of thought leaders in the human capital management and insurance sectors. We are constantly looking for “athletes” – driven and passionate individuals, to join our dynamic team. Our company culture emphasizes diversity and a collaborative environment where everyone’s opinion is valued. As one team, we have one mission: to create Raving Fans with every interaction as we help our clients solve day-to-day human capital challenges better, faster, smarter.

_AlphaStaff, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, past or present military service, disability, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. AlphaStaff, Inc. also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. To help ensure a safe, healthy, and productive work environment for our employees and others, to protect company property, and to ensure efficient operations, AlphaStaff, Inc. has adopted a policy of maintaining a workplace free of drugs and alcohol. Employees and applicants may be requested to submit to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with applicable law.

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