12 days old

Leave Specialist

Lahey Health
Burlington, Massachusetts 01805
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift

Lahey Health – a vibrant and growing health care system, recognized as a trailblazer in medicine and a standard bearer in patient experience has an excellent opportunity for a Benefits Leave Specialist who will administer all aspects of the leave of absence program, including eligibility, tracking and reporting.  In this role, you will:


  • Administer FMLA, STD, LTD, Worker’s Compensation, ADA and all other  system leave policies
  • Serve as the day to day leave of absence contact for Lahey colleagues, including physicians and senior management
  • Ensure that leave and disability policies procedures, benefit summaries and forms are kept up to date and in compliance with legal and regulatory changes
  • Create and maintain leave of absence and disability records and files to ensure accurate and timely information and documentation
  • Develop collaborative working relationships across functional areas and advise all levels of management regarding effective leave administration
  • Lead a collaborative process with line  management, HR colleagues and Employee Health to ensure that return to work and end of employment processes are appropriately managed
  • Develop strong working relationships with vendors to ensure accurate, efficient and timely claims administration and excellent customer service.
  • Contribute to the development of benefits communications and training initiatives and updates to benefits self-service HRIS module and internal websites as related to Leave policy updates
  • Leverage technology to simplify and streamline internal processes
  • Advise on leave of absence processes within HRIS
  • Provide support on projects for new or modified leave or disability programs


In addition to a bachelor’s degree and a strong understanding of ERISA, FMLA, ADA and other applicable federal and state regulations, ideal candidates must have excellent problem solving skills in determining, projecting and administering leave policies Knowledge of a full portfolio of benefits programs, particularly leave of absence and disability programs is vital to success in this role, as are excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with colleagues at all organizational levels.  Five years of Benefits responsibility for a full spectrum of leave and disability benefit programs including experience administering FMLA, worker’s compensation, short term disability, long term disability and ADA and regulatory updates.


Lahey Health includes Lahey Hospital & Medical Center – a teaching hospital of Tufts University School of Medicine – Lahey Clinic physician group with practices in Burlington, Peabody and other locations throughout northeastern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire; Beverly Hospital, Addison Gilbert Hospital in Gloucester, MA, Lahey Health Senior Care and Lahey Health Behavioral Services, as well as more than 30 primary care physician practices and multiple outpatient and satellite specialty care facilities.


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