Benefits Specialist II

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Description/Job Summary

AgFirst Farm Credit Bank provides financing, as well as a range of technology and other services, to a network of agricultural lenders in the United States and Puerto Rico. Located in a high-tech high-rise on a revitalized Main Street in Columbia, S.C., AgFirst is committed to providing a comfortable, inclusive work environment. We believe in investing in our employees so they can help lead our $30 billion company into the future. AgFirst is seeking a Benefits Specialist II.

The Benefits Specialist II completes assigned benefits administration responsibilities.  Researches and responds to participant and HR Representative inquiries related to health, HSA, FSA and welfare benefit plans.  Serves as coordinator for Bank leaves of absence including the FMLA and assists with disability claims administration.  Communicates health and welfare benefit plans and annual enrollment activities.  Assists with coordination of Bank wellness activities.  Plans and performs specialized assignments and projects. 


  • Minimum of 2 years of professional work experience in the administration of employee benefits with emphasis in health and welfare plans and coordination of leaves of absence.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of employee benefits laws and regulations including HIPAA, FMLA, ADA and the Affordable Care Act.
  • Ability to understand and to effectively communicate plan provisions, policies, procedures, etc. to a diverse group of people; experience developing in-house communication materials.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Business or HR Management (or other related field)
  • Professional certification (PHR/SPHR, CBP, etc.)



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