Benefits Generalist in Irvine, CA at Lennar Homes

Date Posted: 1/28/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description


Primary focus will be on administering the Leave of Absence program for the Company.  Working with Associates, business units, third party administrators, payroll, and human resources, with the final goal of ensuring compliance to Leave of Absence policy.  Other areas of responsibility include the daily operation of a series of administrative and support duties that arise in the Benefits Department. 


  • Serve as the primary contact for managers and HR as it relates to all leaves of absences
  • Partner with managers to verify/confirm leave start and end dates
  • Code payroll to reflect the appropriate start and end dates, as well as the type of leave
  • Follow-up and forward necessary paperwork/forms that have been received so that they arrive at the appropriate destination
  • Run weekly audits comparing leaves in LOA system vs. Workday (HRIS program)
  • Work closely with 3rd party LOA administrator on the day to day administration and oversight of the leaves
  • Partner with payroll to ensure employees are tracked and compensated timely and accurately
  • Monitor the three Help Desk mailboxes (LOA, Benefits, 401(k)) to determine which communications are addressed in-house and which are forwarded to outside administrators for handling
  • Manage the benefits premiums arrears for Associates who are on leave of absence including answering inquiries surrounding arrears balances; and processing arrears receipts
  • Responsible for processing the funding of each of our claims accounts for medical, dental, pharmacy and flexible spending accounts
  • Process monthly premiums billing for insurance carriers, which require running various payroll queries for invoice reconciliation before submitting for payment
  • Prepare life and short- and long-term disability claims
  • Assist with other various tasks that are assigned


  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working with Leaves of Absence and strong knowledge of FMLA regulations and various state programs.
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with processing payables
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience with running queries from Workday or similar payroll/HRIS program.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organization skills
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Advanced Microsoft Office knowledge

Physical Requirements:

This is primarily a sedentary office position that requires the ability to occasionally bend, stoop, reach, lift and carry office supplies and materials of weights of 25 pounds or less. Finger dexterity is required to operate a computer keyboard and calculator. Position may require the ability to work in excess of eight (8) hours per day and the availability to operate a motor vehicle.

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