Benefits Specialist

Sage Hospitality

Denver, CO, USA

Full time

Jan 9

Full Job Description

Why us?

Sage Hospitality Group is looking for a Benefits Specialist to join our team.

As part of Sage Hospitality Group, we passionately strive to be the best and create excellence in everything we do. We believe in enriching lives one experience at a time. More than a slogan, we empower our employees to make positive impacts on the communities in which we live and work. By providing genuine service we build relationships with our guests and value for our shareholders, and we create unforgettable experiences.

We are looking for independent thinkers. Those who harness their entrepreneurial spirit so that it breaks preconceived notions. We’re not afraid to forge our own path. After all, it’s what industry leaders do. That’s why we welcome risk takers and creative spirits alike. No matter your daily role, Sage recognizes that your success is about more than the work you do—it’s really about who you are, which is why we invest in your personal and professional growth. We hope you consider joining us!

Job Overview

The Benefits Specialist provides support, administration and ensures compliance of all company benefit and leave of absence programs. Assists with the implementation of benefit initiatives and programs for the company to help attract, motivate and retain top talent.


  • Administer company health and welfare benefits programs including 401(k) retirement plan
  • Participate in wellness strategy and execute wellness plan for organization including running reports and updating wellness flags for employee wellness discount
  • Partner with carrier (Sun Life) to ensure FMLA and other LOA programs are administered in compliance with regulations as well as track all leaves and coordinate correct payments/wages owed with payroll
  • Liaison between associates and benefit vendors to provide Sage associates with excellent customer service (i.e. answer benefit inquiries, provide necessary forms, process changes, life events etc.)
  • Manage benefits shared inbox and develop/maintain benefits communications and enrollment reminders
  • Follow-up with HR team members and employees in regards to pending elections, campaigns, etc.
  • Coordinate with payroll to ensure accurate benefits deductions and necessary adjustments
  • Assist with Transitions of different properties joining and leaving Sage
  • Administer COBRA feeds and ensure compliance regulations are satisfied
  • Update and maintain data in the HRIS and insurance vendor databases to ensure accurate and timely data transmittal
  • Review weekly import/export files from carriers and research errors
  • Coordinate annual open enrollment including: participation in renewal meetings, development and delivery of OE materials, partnership with the HRIS vendor for annual updates/corrections
  • Coordinate benefits/401(k) audits in conjunction with 5500 filings and other reporting
  • Perform all tasks associated with benefits billing including invoices charging properties for benefits and carrier bills including self bills
  • Stay current on changing Federal and State regulations and legislation that may impact associate benefits
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of processes and procedures that are in place to capture and maintain consistent and accurate benefit related data through analysis and reporting
  • Monitors plan limits, eligibility and other restrictions on plan participation to ensure compliance with both plan provisions and government requirements


Education/Formal Training

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience


2-3 years experience in HR

1 Year experience in benefits administration or specialization

Experience working with UKG or Plan Source is a plus


  • Working knowledge of FMLA, ERISA, HIPAA, COBRA, and ACA
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft office, especially Excel
  • Analytical ability to research and improve current systems and processes
  • Bilingual is a plus
  • Hearing required for telephone inquiries and client and associate handling
  • Vision required as contracts and letters are handwritten, filing, and using computer
  • Excellent speech communication skills necessary to communicate clearly with customers and associates
  • Excellent attention to detail and multi-tasking skills
  • Strong ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive information

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bending/kneeling - repeated bending and kneeling required
  • Mobility - must be able to reach all areas of office to assist associates.
  • Occasional standing. Occasional carrying and lifting of files and office items up to 25 lbs.


General office environment


  • Unlimited PTO
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Matching 401K
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Health savings and flexible spending accounts
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Great discounts on Hotels, Restaurants, and much more
  • Free RTD Eco pass
  • On-site gym
  • Eligible to participate in the Employee Referral Bonus Program. Up to $1,000 per referral

ID: 2023-15920

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Property : Sage Hospitality Group

Outlet: Not Applicable

Category: Human Resources

Min: USD $65,000.00/Yr.

Max: USD $75,000.00/Yr.

Address : 1575 Welton St

City : Denver

State : Colorado

EOE Protected Veterans/Disability

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