Benefits Analyst

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POST DATE 10/11/2017
END DATE 12/15/2017

US Steel Pittsburgh, PA

US Steel
Pittsburgh, PA
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


Job Description:
The role of the Analyst is to provide assistance to the team responsible for the commencement of retiree and survivor pension and health benefits and case management under the defined benefit pension plans sponsored by United States Steel Corporation and its subsidiaries in the USA.

This position is based at headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA and reports to the Supervisor Benefit Commencement.

Perform active death processing
Analyze and quality check all applicable information contained in the deceased, retired or active participant s file:
o Vested status;
o Age;
o Service (creditable, continuous, and allowed) for eligibility and benefit
accrual purposes;
o Pensionable earnings;
o Retirement Types available (Normal, Early, Deferred Vested), as well as the
commencement date and benefit amounts applicable to each type of
o Optional Forms of Benefit available (single life, etc.) as well as the
commencement date and benefit amounts applicable to each optional form;
o Temporary pension supplement payable, if any, and the termination date
o Responsible for Benefit adjustments / offsets / proration for Split Case, Sold
Location, United Mine Workers (UMW) benefits, Qualified Domestic
Relations Order (QDRO)s, and Railroad and Social Security offsets, using
applicable guidelines and contract agreements;
o Plan-provided surviving spouse benefit, if any, before reduction by the
Social Security widows benefit (determined at commencement of the
surviving spouse benefit);
o Offsets for overpayment(s), underpayment(s) and/or outstanding checks
that may be payable to spouse or determined non-spouse beneficiary;
o Required Minimum Distribution (RMD) calculation, if applicable;
Ensure written (and summary of oral) communications to participant performed; and Pension packet to be provided to retired and surviving spouse participants Survivor benefits payable under the Optional Form of Benefit elected by retired or eligible active participant, if any;
Gather written (and summary of oral) communications to survivor and/or beneficiary of deceased retiree or active participant; and
Ensure validation of all required participant (retiree, survivor, beneficiary) documentation has been requested from, and returned by, the participant in a fully completed and executed form, as required by guidelines;
Oversee eligibility determination for H&W benefits (health and/or life for retiree; health for spouse).
Provide assistance / training to Pension Associates with respect to the proper interpretation and application of the applicable pension plan rules, sales agreements and pension calculations.
Work with Process and Tech Support to manage yearly audits
Manage processing of Leased Service Inquiries
Work with HR and review monthly reports in regards to service and eligibility
Audit and Process completed cases and supporting documents to be set up for monthly or lump sum payment
Forward supporting documentation to Benefit Service Center for enrollment and administration of pension (initial setup) and benefits (health and life insurance).
Facilitate pension exit meetings with retirees, face-to-face or via conference line, to review and finalize pension / survivor benefits and other benefit elections (health and life insurance).
Identify recommendations for process improvements from staff for current services and capabilities.
Lead and/or support special projects associated with retiree and survivor pension commencement activities.
Assist with pension estimates for employees.
Manage employee communications on pre-retirement vesting (5 years of continuous service).
Provide guidance to all members of the Pension Operations and Share Services group with respect to changes in plan provisions, business processes or Xerox functionality.
Dependent Life Claims,
o Ensure staff validates all required participant documentation has been
requested from, and returned by, the participant or plant representative in a
fully completed and executed form, as required by guidelines;
o Scan and submit to MetLife
o Track and maintain files
MetLife Conversion file review
Death Benefit eligibility Inquiries
Process Union Active Life Ins forms for MetLife

Bachelor s Degree in Business-related, or Human Resources Management field or equivalent work experience; Master s degree in Business, Systems or Human Resources Management a plus;
Knowledge of benefits technologies (XTCM, HW/DB, Case Management, and Self-Service web); Knowledge and understanding of current statutory and regulatory provisions applicable for administering benefit services for active and retired participants.
Ability to focus on execution, diagnosing problems and implementing solutions
Excellent interpersonal, facilitation, influencing and team-building skills;
Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented environment with strong attention to detail and have the ability to anticipate changes and flex with changing business needs;

Ability to understand and comply with requirements specified in pension plan documents; capacity to adjust/fine-tune the team s services and capabilities in order to align with business, regulatory, and pension plan document requirements;
Provides honest, frequent and constructive feedback to team and supervisor;
Assists in overcoming team barriers and resolving conflicts; responsive and takes action, when required;
Seeks out and uses ideas, opinions, and insights from diverse sources and individuals; optimizes effectiveness by using individuals particular talents and abilities for the most relevant activities and responsibilities;
Demonstrates strong communications skills; regular and open (two-way) communication that is a natural act; easily interacts and engages with supervisors and employees; and
Thrives in managing a transactional workforce and motivating team members to meet high performance and customer focus standards.
Company Overview:
Steel is essential to advancing modern society. In fact, countless aspects of our lives wouldn t be possible without it. From state-of-the-art household appliances and safer, more fuel-efficient automobiles to steel framing that makes our homes stronger and tubular products that support the development of our nation s energy resources our products build quality of life for people around the world. U. S. Steel is on an exciting transformational journey to become the iconic corporation a company set apart from the competition through the talent of our people, the quality of our product, and the strength of our performance. We are seeking talented, motivated people to help us create the next generation of U. S. Steel, known for consistently out-performing the competition, delivering superior returns, and creating value for our customers as a world-class supplier of innovative steel products and solutions.
Competency Summary:
As an individual contributor, qualified candidates for this role also must demonstrate the ability to champion change and effective communication while contributing to team success.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
U. S. Steel is a principled company committed to its core values of safety, diversity & inclusion, environmental stewardship, results & accountability, and focus on cost, quality, and customer. We promote an environment of respect, communication, and collaboration encouraging new ideas that drive innovation and our collective success. U. S. Steel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.