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Benefits Administrator

Holland & Knight LLP

Brandon/Tampa, Florida 33510
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We are a Firm where people truly believe in what they do and strive to achieve the highest standards of performance and success. 

This position is responsible for planning and directing the day-to-day operations of Holland & Knight’s retirement plans (401k, defined benefit pension plan, and cash balance plan) and health and welfare plans (group health, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexibly spending, travel and accident).  This position is a key point of contact for partners and employees to obtain information about the firm’s benefit offerings.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Oversee day-to-day benefits operations.  Handle enrollments, COBRA, terminations, changes, beneficiaries, disability, accident and death claims, rollovers, QDROs, distributions, loans, hardships and compliance testing.
  • Provide customer service support to partners and employees. Answer questions and provide guidance to new, current, and former plan participants.
  • Coordinate, attend and take minutes at quarterly Profit Sharing Committee meetings.
  • Develop communication tools to enhance understanding of the firm’s benefits plans. Design and distribute benefits materials for orientation, open enrollment and summary plan descriptions. Coordinate educational webinars and on-site meetings.
  • Serve as a point of contact for plan vendors, third-party administrators, investment advisors, and actuaries. Monitor performance of plan professionals; prepare and conduct requests for proposals for plan services as needed. Oversee annual audits, actuarial and other ERISA-required testing for the retirement and benefit plans. Ensure compliance with applicable government regulations. Ensure timeliness and accuracy of required reporting and fees.
  • Work with the firm’s HR systems administrator to manage benefits system integrations with third-party administrators.
  • Evaluate and redesign benefits processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency. Document and maintain administrative procedures for benefits processes. Oversee maintenance of employee benefits files and update employee payroll records.
  • Special projects and additional duties as assigned.



  • Minimum 7 years of experience required in the administration of ERISA-qualified retirement and 401k plans and health and welfare plans.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to analyze issues and recommend solutions.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Strong time management skills and ability to multi task.
  • Experience with Workday or other enterprise HR/payroll system.
  • Ability to travel approximately 5-10%.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Holland and Knight is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran or any other protected class.

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