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Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc.

United States

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Benefits Specialist - Health & Welfare - Phoenix, AZ


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Phoenix, AZ, United States 

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Freeport-McMoRan is a premier U.S.-based natural resources company with headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona. We operate large, long-lived, geographically diverse assets with significant proven and probable reserves of copper, gold and molybdenum. The company has a dynamic portfolio of operating, expansion and growth projects in the copper industry. Freeport-McMoRan is the world’s largest publicly traded copper producer, the world’s largest producer of molybdenum and a significant gold producer. We have a long and successful history of conducting our business in a safe, highly efficient and socially-responsible manner.
We have the assets, the talent, the drive and the financial strength to provide attractive and rewarding careers for our employees. We encourage you to take some time to explore your career opportunities at Freeport-McMoRan.
Administer and maintain company benefit programs according to the Summary Plan Descriptions and the Benefit Services Policies and Procedures. Make quick, accurate decisions using systems, FAQs and independent judgment to resolve/escalate customer issues. Responsible for meeting performance targets. Must use discretion, demonstrate integrity and maintain employee confidentiality.
  • Perform benefit plan enrollment processing including: reviewing daily reports to maintain integrity of the benefits data, troubleshooting eligibility issues, and distributing enrollment forms, reminder letters and confirmation statements
  • Perform audits of various file report logs
  • Accurately respond to inquiries and request about claim problems, interpretation of plan/program provisions, eligibility issues, status changes (marriage, death, birth, divorce, etc.) through calls, email, mail and fax
  • Serve as a liaison between benefit vendors and employees to resolve issues
  • Process Qualified Medical Child Support Orders; manage and monitor the age 26 eligibility process; the retiree age 65 process, Health Savings Account monthly audits, weekly SOX compliance audits
  • Work on special projects as requested, such as annual enrollment (AE), dependent audits, beneficiary form initiatives, AE audits, etc.
  • Perform additional duties as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, Accounting, Mathematics or related field as applicable to position and two (2) years of experience in a Corporate Benefits department, Benefits Administration, or HR related field; OR
  • Six (6) years of experience in a Corporate Benefits department or Benefits Administration, and HR processing
  • Solid computer skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy and build rapport with customers
  • Must be well organized and attentive to details
  • Strong collaboration skills and able to work in a  team environment
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • General computer and phone technology/applications
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology applications
  • Ability to multi-task using multiple applications and technologies
  • Highly motivated, reflecting positive attitude at all times