Service Corporation International (SCI) Benefit Analyst Sr. Compliance in Houston, Texas

Opportunity Details:

Overview & Responsibilities:


Responsible for ensuring that SCI’s benefit programs are meeting all regulatory compliance standards/requirements and associates’ benefits are being administered in accordance to provider contracts and union collective bargaining agreements. This applies to health and wellness, retirement and total absence management programs. Work activities include compiling plan participant data; completing plan audits; review and Subject Matter Expert on provider contracts, union agreements and regulations.


  • Responsible for ensuring SCI is meeting all requirements under Affordable Care Act (ACA) regulation.

  • Subject Matter Expert on ACA, Retirement plans, Union collective bargaining agreements and provider contracts/agreements and provide guidance to other team members when complex issues arise.

  • Act as liaison with legal, compliance resources, corporate resources and providers.

  • Update Company plan documents/policies (Associate Handbook, SPDs).

  • Responsible for staying current on regulatory requirements (includes health care reform and retirement plans); educate team members on changes and developments.

  • Gather, classify, analyze and interpret benefit data to be used in ACA filing, reporting and administration of benefits eligibility.

  • Oversee the completion of federal filings (current and new), 5500s, PCORI fees, Transition Reinsurance Fee, SARs, 1094-C/1095-C).

  • Responsible for completion of plan audits (401K, medical, dental) and Non-discrimination testing (Retirement and FSA).

  • Responsible for ensuring Internal Audit and SOX requirements are met.

  • Responsible for reviewing Union collective bargaining agreements and assessing impact on benefits area including system changes.

  • Develop business process rules.

  • Develop Associate Service Center knowledge tools (includes training material, call scripting, FAQs)

  • Lead benefit projects of high complexity and financial risk to include such items as system conversions, acquisition and benefit conversions, new program implementations and new provider integrations (includes management and oversight of project plan).

  • Understand, communicate and educate on impacts to the associate experience while meeting project milestones.

  • Analyze and identify trends with benefits interfaces and administration issues in Workday to determine “root cause” and provide solutions to correct the issue.

  • Lead discussions with Compensation and Delivery Systems team on system requirements on new/existing benefit integrations and system needs (includes documenting Workday system requirements for needed changes/additions, completing testing requirements and complete testing).

  • Develops and conduct training sessions.

  • Leads meetings with internal business partners, outside consultants and benefit providers.

  • Develop RFP’s for benefit vendor selection.

  • Negotiate vendor contract and contract amendments/agreements.

  • Manage vendors to ensure contract and regulatory compliance.

  • Interpret, counsel, communicate and educate managers, associates and HR team teams on compliance related topics such as ACA, ERISA and Retirement plans.

  • Lead discussion with legal on changes/additions needed to Summary Plan Descriptions, SMM’s, SAR’s, plan documents and amendments as necessary (includes review, providing feedback to get to final draft)

  • Responsible for communication efforts with associates, managers and HR teams (includes drafting communication and keeping InSCIder updated with current information).

Requirements & Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in HR, Business or Comparable Degree preferred or equivalent work experience.


  • CEBS or CBP Preferred


  • Five to six years of benefits related experience working with Health and Wellness programs.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong in Microsoft office tools to include Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Projects.

  • Strong project management skills.

  • Strong problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Strong customer service focus.

  • Strong knowledge of benefit terms and the laws and regulations (federal, state and local) related to benefit plans such as ERISA, COBRA, HIPAA, and the interrelationship of each.

  • Proficient in HRIS/Payroll systems in one or more of the following:

  • PeopleSoft

  • Oracle

  • Workday

  • SAP

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills (includes ability to modify communication style based on circumstance, ability to influence others).

  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels of the company.

  • Ability to work in an effective team environment (includes ability to work independently and in group setting, ability to acknowledge another’s point of view, and perhaps modify one’s own accordingly).

  • Detail oriented and demonstrated commitment to completing assigned responsibilities with a high level of accuracy and timeliness.

  • Strong demonstration of flexibility and adaptability (flexible when things change, open to new ideas and concepts, champions change).

SCI Overview:

Who we are. What we do.

We’re more than North America’s largest provider of funeral, cremation and cemetery services. We are mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, sons and daughters who are devoted to the communities where we live and work. We are more than 20,000 dedicated individuals who provide caring assistance to families in need, honor veterans and public servants and deliver lifesaving programs to help keep children and seniors safe.

We operate under the umbrella of the Dignity Memorial network of 1,800 funeral homes and cemeteries. Dignity Memorial providers care for more than 300,000 families each year and understand the importance of thoughtful, personalized arrangements. We believe creating meaningful ways to pay tribute to a loved one begins with compassion and is shaped by the understanding that each life is truly unique. For us, there is no greater responsibility than honoring and preserving the story of one’s life.

Benefits Options:

  • Health benefits (medical, dental, vision, life)

  • 401K Retirement Savings Plan with company match

  • Vacation and sick time

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Funeral discounts, and more

SCI offers advanced on-line training resources, career advancement opportunities in the largest organization in the industry, attractive benefits, and a wonderful community to serve with plenty of culture and personality. For additional information regarding our company, please visit our corporate site at at .

As used herein, “SCI” refers to Service Corporation International and its affiliated companies.

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

Associate Requisition ID Req.34729

# of Openings 1

Category (Portal Searching) Human Resources

Type Full-Time

Job Locations US - TX - Houston