Pension Benefit Calculator (Retirement Benefits)

Job Type

Full Time




330 West 42nd Street
New York
New York
United States


The 1199SEIU Benefit & Pension Funds provide comprehensive health, pension, and quality of life benefits to unionized workers represented by 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East. We are among the largest labor-management funds in the nation, covering 400,000 members and their families.

If you’re ready for the brightest career future, join us in this excellent opportunity to showcase your talents. We are currently seeking an experienced Pension Benefit Calculator (Retirement Benefits) for our Pension department. 


  • Calculate various pension applications, estimates and re-calculations
  • Process inquiries for pension applications, pension estimates, and return to work
  • Verify, establish and re-establish pension member eligibility for new or existing members, spouses and dependents using the system of choice (Imaging System, V3)
  • Maintain updated records and files on all pension claims, applications, estimates and re-calculations
  • Generate correspondence to pensioners, participants, surviving spouses, beneficiaries and employers
  • Provide benefit eligibility requirements for Pension to prospective pensioners and beneficiaries
  • Communicate with members and advocates via telephone or written correspondence regarding pension eligibility
  • Request required proof of wages or hours worked as necessary; forward documentation to the Eligibility Department to update member eligibility records
  • Research status of benefit checks
  • Communicate and explain Pension and Retiree Health Benefits
  • Perform additional duties and projects as assigned by management
  • Must meet performance standards including attendance and punctuality 


  • High School Diploma or GED required
  • Minimum two (2) years demonstrated work experience conducting numerical calculations and analysis or Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics, Accounting, Finance, Statistics; or two (2) years work experience answering Pension Plan benefit inquires required
  • Working knowledge of retirement and pension benefits, regulations, and procedures a plus (1199SEIU Health Care Employees Pension Fund, Greater New York Pension Fund, Homecare Employees Pension Fund)
  • Knowledge of web-based applications, health systems, good navigation skills (Vitech, Imaging System)
  • Excellent analytical and mathematical skills; basic knowledge of Microsoft Word required and Outlook & Excel preferred
  • Good key boarding skills (minimum 6,000 kph and 6% or less error rate) required
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written; able to communicate in a clear and concise manner and initiate own correspondence
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Able to multi-task, establish priorities, meet deadlines, and follow through on assignments
  • Detail oriented and able to work independently a must
  • Ability to work well under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Good customer service skills and ability to maintain a pleasant attitude; provide professional and courteous service to members


medical, dental, no copay, prescription, child care, tuition reimbursement

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School

How To Apply

We offer a competitive salary, an excellent fully employer-paid comprehensive benefits package and talented professional colleagues. For consideration and to apply, please visit us at Please mention you saw this ad in Idealist. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.