Senior Benefits Analyst
Seattle, WA 
Posted 3 days ago
Job Description

Sr. Benefits Analyst

Seattle, WA

Welcometo Holland America Line, the premium cruise line dedicated to explorers,foodies and music lovers who want to explore the world on perfectly sized, refreshinglyuncrowded ships filled with one-of-a-kind experiences.


Companiesthat strive to be great have a higher purpose beyond commercial success. Anenlightened company seeks to make the world a better place. At Holland AmericaLine, our guiding purpose is to help unite the world through travel. We do thisby introducing our guests to new lands and ways of life, fostering greaterunderstanding and empathy among the people of our planet. Our office is locatedin the beautiful city of Seattle, on the Elliott Bay waterfront just a shortdistance from downtown. Our Corporate Team supports a fleet of 14 modernclassic ships offers more than 500 sailings a year visiting all sevencontinents.

Job Detail

The Senior Benefits Analyst administers benefit plans for the seagoing employees across HA Group, including medical, vision, dental, retirement/pension plans, insurance and disability. Acts as main contact for shipboard employee questions and problem-solving. Coordinates annual enrollment process. Works with outside vendors to ensure successful client account relationships. Coordinates retirement and pension plan administration, including employee payments. Works closely with Shoreside benefits to collaborate on plans overseen by the Shoreside team.


  • Administers the Company's benefit plans for Shipboard employees, coordinating closely with Shoreside benefits for shared plans as needed. Administers plans in accordance with plan documents, internal policies and established SOX guidelines. Maintains confidentiality of employee data at all times, including compliance with Federal or State regulations.

  • Acts as main contact with seagoing employees for benefits questions and problem solving. Consults and advises employees and management on shipboard policies and procedures while delivering excellent customer service and timely follow-up with employees.

  • Oversees annual open enrollment for fleet staff, including communication materials, pre-open enrollment data cleanup and post-enrollment employee outreach. Trains shipboard HR Managers on open enrollment process and details. Monitors enrollment and provides updates. Oversees enrollment outside of the annual open enrollment period as needed.

  • Identifies opportunities for process improvement, improved workflow and reporting enhancements, making recommendations to HR leadership and coordinating implementation of ideas.

  • Prepares spreadsheets and conducts calculations in order to processes employee related payments or collections, such as retirement payouts and benefit deductions.

  • Coordinates annual compliance filings and evaluation work.


  • Bachelors degree in Business and/or equivalent work experience required. Professional HR Certification (eg, SHRM, World at Work, HRCI) preferred.
  • 5 years of experience required in the areas of HR benefits administration, including medical insurance and retirement plan administration.
  • Professional communication skills required. Ability to effectively present information, both written and verbal, in a clear manner.
  • Proven skills in customer service required, including the ability to keep track of multiple customer expectations and promised deliverables.
  • Strong project coordination skills required, including the ability to keep track of multiple deadlines, effectively meet deliverables, and keep both customers and peers apprised of project status.
  • Ability to be detail oriented while working independently on multiple projects required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint required. Experience in HR databases and a solid understanding of HR systems required.


  • Flexible Work Schedule! - 9/80 alternative workweek schedule option providing each employee with one (1) weekday off every two weeks.
  • Time off benefits - 8 paid holidays, paid vacation and paid sick time.
  • Travel - Generous Cruise and Travel Privileges for you and your family.
  • Health - Complete benefit plans including medical, dental, vision and flexible spending accounts.
  • Wellness - Health and wellness programs include discounted health benefits and memberships.
  • Tuition Reimbursement - Up to 80% with a maximum of $3000 per fiscal year.
  • 401(k) - Company match with 100% vesting after 4 years of service.
  • Profit Sharing Plan - Eligible after 1 year of service.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan - Discount on Carnival Corporation stock.
  • Training - In-house Discover University courses on professional development.
  • Rewards & Incentives - Employee Recognition and Reward Programs; rideshare, financial commuter incentives; special employee discounts for local venues, banking services and retail stores.


Formore than 140 years, Holland America Line has been a recognized leader incruising, taking our guests to exotic destinations around the world. Applytoday and set sail on an exciting new career course! Our application process isquick and easy, be sure to login to our Talent Center and create a profile andthen apply directly to your specific job.

HollandAmerica Line is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants willreceive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability orprotected veteran status.


Holland America is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, disability or protected veteran status.


Job Summary
Holland America Line
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
5+ years
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