Branch Head, Employee Benefits/General Insurance NF5

Quantico, Virginia
Dec 03, 2021
Dec 07, 2021
Full Time

As Program Manager for Employees Benefits, administers all facets of employee benefits programs for Marine Corps non-appropriated fund employees, to include but not limited to: Medical, Dental, Life, 401(k), Group Retirement, and Long Term Care. Responsible for research, development, recommendation and implementation of new program initiatives as well as management of current programs. Responsible for ensuring development, update and dissemination of standard operating procedures for all functions of the benefits programs. Ensures compliance with all imposed deadlines. Works directly with Third Party Administrators (TPAs) pertaining to benefits programs (i.e. Health Plan; 401(k)) as well as, but not limited to: outside counsel, Department of Defense (DoD), Department of the Navy (DoN), Headquarters U.S. Marine Corps. Ensures compliance with all legislative requirements as well as DoD or DoN directives as they may apply to NAF benefits programs. Responsible for monitoring annual pension plan funding valuations, ensuring that appropriate funding information and/or recommendations are provided to various decision making committees for action. Responsible to work with plan actuary, plan attorney to ensure appropriate Public Law filings are completed and reported as required for governmental pension plans (PL95-595) as well as health related benefits (5500) under Section 125 of the IRS code. Participates as a voting member of the Pension and 401(k) Retirement and Savings Committee. Represents the Marine Corps on DoD and DoN committees as required.

Prepares budget guidance in coordination with MRF for both field activities as well as Personal and Family Readiness Division. Prepares annual health and life insurance premium calculations for use by field. Ensures Information Systems Team (HRMS) is provided heath/life premium rates as well as pension costs (employer) for plan year for input into system, in advance of effective pay period.

Ensures field HR offices are provided training as appropriate.

As Program Manager for General Insurance Program acts as primary point of contact for program administration, ensuring adequate insurance (both self insured and commercial) protection is provided to all MCCS activities as appropriate for all lines. Works as liaison with general insurance broker for annual renewal, procurement of all lines of commercial insurance, or any issues pertaining to the commercial policies. Reviews at least annually, current exposures (based on financial factors obtained from financial accounting system or local reporting) and the related commercial coverage in force. Works directly with the broker on any policy/coverage changes that may be appropriate. Ensures at least annually that the broker is provided appropriate information (i.e. loss runs, claims status reports) for use in submission to commercial underwriters for use in responding to commercial insurance solicitations. Coordinates the submission of workers' comp loss runs, etc. with Workers Compensation Program Manager. Monitors new programs/policies/procedures that may be appropriate for implementation to ensure most cost efficient/effective measures are in place, while concurrently providing adequate protection. Works directly with broker on completion of coordinated annual loss funding analysis for both workers comp and casualty portions of the program, coordinates report with input from Workers Comp Program Manager/Team. Responsible for development of and continued update of procedures manual for use in field. Provides field training as appropriate.

Administers commercial insurance program for Marine Corps Aero Clubs. Works directly with the broker on annual renewals, policy changes as required. Ensures all aero clubs are provided annually a copy of the commercial policy. Monitors air plane inventory and invoice clubs quarterly based on fleet inventory. As required, coordinates/ monitors claims submission to underwriter.

Ensures compliance with all vehicle inventory controls, to include assignment of NAF vehicle numbers to owned/leased MCCS vehicles. Maintains full fleet inventory for all commands. Provides fleet inventory as needed to LFS, commercial insurance broker.

Coordinates marina inventory data for use by commercial broker in insurance solicitation.

Assists MRY in solicitation of commercial insurance for procurement by all Family Home Day Care providers. Reviews policies as required. Acts as liaison between MRY and broker. Responds to questions pertaining to commercial insurance. Ensures brokers are compliant with MCOP1700.27.

Prepares budget guidance for use by field, with information obtained from both AXS-One and data calls. Coordinates dissemination with MRF as part of budget guidance letter.

Represents Marine Corps on DoN, and DoD committees as required.

Acts as Head, HR branch as requires.


Conditions of Employment

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Minimum five years professional level experience directly related to administration of employee benefits program. Thorough knowledge of general liability and risk management program administration. In depth knowledge of laws, regulations, policies and procedures governing NAF employee benefits and general insurance programs. Ability to use considerable discretion and judgment in making decisions; ability to plan, organize and implement new or improved procedures, work methods or objectives; ability to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences, including General Officers, MWR Directors, and senior civilians at DoN and DoD level. Skill in analyzing problems including identifying relevant factors, gathering pertinent information, and recognizing solutions; experience using and analyzing automated data bases.

Eligible for incremental telework as determined by MR/MF policy.

Additional information

GENERAL INFORMATION: Applicants are assured of equal consideration regardless of race, age, color, religion, national origin, gender, GINA, political affiliation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, marital status, physical handicap which has no bearing on the ability to perform the duties of the position. This agency provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

It is Department of Navy (DON) policy to provide a workplace free of discrimination and retaliation. The DON No Fear Act policy link is provided for your review:

As part of the employment process, Human Resources Division may obtain a Criminal Record Check and/or an Investigative Consumer Report. Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI). For all positions requiring access to firearms or ammunition, the Federal Government is prohibited from employing individuals in these positions who have ever been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, or a felony crime of domestic violence adjudged on or after 27 November 2002. Selectees for such positions must submit a completed DD Form 2760, Qualification to Possess Firearms or Ammunition, before a final job offer can be made.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exception is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Direct Deposit of total NET pay is mandatory as a condition of employment for all appointments to positions within MCCS.

Required Documents:

*Education/certification certificate(s), if applicable.

*If prior military, DD214 Member Copy

This activity is a Drug-free workplace. The use of illegal drugs by NAF employees, whether on or off duty, cannot and will not be tolerated. Federal employees have a right to a safe and secure workplace, and Marines, sailors, and their family members have a right to a reliable and productive Federal workforce.

Involuntarily separated members of the armed forces and eligible family members applying through the Transition Assistance Program must submit a written request/statement (may be obtained from the MCCS Human Resources Office) and present ID card with "TA" stamped in red on front of card.



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