Small Business Glossary and Definitions

What is Benefits Administration?

Benefits Administration refers to establishing, managing and maintaining your employee benefit program, which can guarantee maximum participation by, and benefit to, employees. Usually a function of the human resources department, it can highly labor-intensive in large corporations. So many of these tasks are being turned over to software programs. Typical tasks include creating an employee benefits program, enrolling employees, explaining what benefits are available, contacting vendors to ensure benefits remain competitive and processing invoices or other paperwork when employees access those benefits. Potential employee benefits can include pension plans, healthcare insurance, IRAs (Individual Retirement Accounts), vacation and sick leave and maternity leave.