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Benefits Analyst - Americas

  • Department People Team
  • Location United States - Remote
About Role
The Americas Benefits Analyst will serve as a center of excellence (COE) analyst on the Guidewire's Global Talent Rewards team responsible for administering Americas benefits programs, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, employee assistance, short- and long-term disability, 401(k) and pension plans. This position provides support for employee communications and engagement, addressing any employee questions or concerns to promote a positive employee experience. The benefits analyst will also assist on annual open enrollment and renewals, leave programs, and global benefit programs for our expanding workforce that positively impacts our business strategy and objectives.


  • Manages day to day administration of Americas benefits programs through Workday and vendor portals.
  • Assist in the design, development and implementation of employee communications and educational efforts.
  • Responsible for maintaining/auditing data in HRIS/payroll systems to ensure accuracy and integrity of the data including testing and patches for upgrades.
  • Complete benefits related surveys for bench-marking and analysis.
  • Manages monthly vendor invoice processing to ensure timely payments and accurate funding. 
  • Provide annual support for HSA employer contribution funding and 401(k) employer true-up contributions.
  • Ensures employee benefits enrollment data accuracy with benefit carriers.
  • Supports the reviewing of claims and utilization data on an ongoing basis; analyzes and interprets data for trends, improvements, and efficiencies.
  • Supports compliance, government filings and financial audit activities (ERISA, HIPAA training, ACA, 5500s, Non-discrimination testing, SPDs, SARs, new legislative requirements, section 125 testing, etc.)
  • Assist with Americas leave of absences and workers compensation programs.
  • Participate in vendor renewals, RFPs, contract reviews, and new vendor on-boarding.
  • Serves as a point of escalation for HR Operations team, and subject matter expert for HRBPs and other internal partners.
  • Supports annual open enrollment and renewal activities.
  • Assesses opportunities for efficiencies and process improvements.
  • Ensures knowledge of and compliance with Federal, State, local laws, and regulations.
  • Other projects as requested.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Human Resources, Business, Finance, or other related areas preferred.
  • 4-7 years of relevant experience in benefits plan analysis and strategy.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of ERISA , employee benefits programs, leave administration, financial analysis, and budgeting.
  • Attention to detail, critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills are essential.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task.
  • Technical understanding of HR Systems; Workday/ADP experience preferred.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • Knowledge of global programs a plus.
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication, and presentation skills.
  • Highly collaborative team player.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and roll up sleeves to “go figure it out”.
  • Having a can-do flexible attitude is a must.


About Guidewire

Guidewire is the platform P&C insurers trust to engage, innovate, and grow efficiently.

Guidewire combines core, data, digital, analytics, and AI to deliver our platform as a cloud service. More than 400 insurers, including the largest and most complex in the world, run on Guidewire.

As a partner to our customers, we continually evolve to enable their success. We are proud of our unparalleled implementation track record with 1000+ successful projects, supported by the largest R&D team and partner ecosystem in the industry. Our Marketplace provides hundreds of add-ons that accelerate integration, localization, and innovation.

Guidewire Software, Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to an inclusive workplace, and believe that a diversity of perspectives, abilities, and cultures is a key to our success. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, or disability. All offers are contingent upon passing a criminal history and other background checks where it's applicable to the position.

Disability Accommodations and Guidewire’s Appeals Process. Guidewire provides accommodations to the hiring process to create a fair opportunity for candidates with disabilities to contend for open positions. Accommodation requests should be directed to (650) 356-4940 or Accommodations@guidewire.com. If things do not go as hoped, we invite you to use our appeals process. Guidewire promises to independently review any denied accommodation and any decision not to offer you the position. The appeals process is the same in either case. Within five business days of receiving a notice of denial of an accommodation, or receiving a notice of your non-selection for a vacancy, call (650) 356-4940 or e-mail Accommodations@guidewire.com to make an appeal. Guidewire will assign a new decision-maker to review the request and/or hiring decision, who will then notify you in writing of a decision within 10 business days.
Talent rewards

The perks. The rewards. The good stuff.

We’re proud to shout about our awesome benefits packages. Holistic wellness is a big deal for us. We offer everything you need to support your work and, most importantly, your work-life balance. We’re committed to helping you be the best version of yourself. Inside and outside of work.

FINANCIAL

FINANCIAL

Receive market-competitive pay and incentive programs—because you deserve it! To help future-proof your income, we offer generous support through retirement savings plans.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Keep your physical and emotional health in tip-top shape with health insurance for you and your family, an employee assistance program, annual wellness reimbursement, and access to wellness resources.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

FLEXIBLE WORKING

Work in an environment where you’ll have the freedom and trust to make an impact, with time for your life outside of work.

DOWNTIME

DOWNTIME

Relax and kick back through our generous paid time-off programs. Make a difference in your community with three volunteer days each year. Take your own personal day of rest with My Day. We also offer 16 weeks of paid leave for all new parents.

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

CONTINUAL DEVELOPMENT

We encourage self-directed learning, giving you every chance to become a better version of yourself, both professionally and personally. At Guidewire, lifelong learning is here for the taking.

CAREER MOBILITY

CAREER MOBILITY

Your career opportunities are only limited by your own imagination. Guidewire’s community is filled with chances to expand your horizons across any of our teams or worldwide‌‌‌‌‌‌‌ locations.