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Senior Benefits Specialist

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Abbott Park, IL 60064
Job Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Our location in Abbott Park, IL, currently has an opportunity for a Senior Benefits Specialist.


Assist with the management of ongoing benefit vendor relationships through contract development, establishment of annual performance goals, and monitoring of services to ensure high quality benefit delivery for Abbott employees.

+ Consult and provide expert guidance to peers, internal and external customers regarding the Abbott Leave programs. Work independently with minimal need for guidance in the day-to-day operations of managing medical and other leave cases.

+ Assist in program development, quality management, and the evaluation of medical and other leaves.

+ Provide leave coordination services for Abbott’s Leave Programs. Abbott’s Leave Programs include: workers’ compensation leave, parental leave, personal leave, family leave of absence, short-term medical leave of absence and long-term disability.

+ Co-administer with our vendor Abbott’s Leave of Absence programs in compliance with the federal and/or state guidelines and corporate policy. Oversee the transition of all medical and family leaves to personal leave of absence (PLOA) when appropriate.

+ Serve as the primary contact for employees, managers/supervisors, and Human Resources to provide leave coordination of Abbott’s leave programs and job accommodations (i.e., short and long-term disability) in compliance with federal an/or state regulatory laws and corporate policy.

+ Serve as the liaison between Abbott and the Medical Leave Administrator to facilitate return to work, handling of sensitive high-profile cases. On a daily basis work closely with division management, Environmental Health and Safety, human resources, employees and Occupational Health Services.

+ Document all relevant case management tasks/activities in the Abbott Case Management system as directed in the Abbott Leave Program’s standard operating procedures and/or as directed by the Leave Program Manager.

+ Performs other related duties as assigned.

+ Timely notification and coordination of medical and family leave information, including return work initiatives to secure favorable outcomes.

+ Must comply with the Department of Labor guidelines under the Family and Medical Leave Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act while providing the leave coordination

+ Functions independently in leading projects and completing complex tasks.



+ Bachelors Degree (BA or BS) or Master’s degree in related field.

+ Minimum of seven years experience in occupational health, administration of family medical leave, case management or related field


+ License or recognized certification in rehabilitation counseling, case management, vocational rehabilitation or related field;

+ Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal direction;

+ Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills;

+ Demonstrated skills in written and oral communication;

+ Demonstrated ability to handle several complex items concurrently and use sound judgment;

+ Demonstrated knowledge or experience in working with a disability and/or risk management system;

+ Regular attendance required.

+ Demonstrated skills Microsoft Office Excel and PowerPoint.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

+ Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

+ Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

+ Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

+ Paid time off

+ 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

+ The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: at

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email

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