Location Designation: Hybrid - 3 days per week 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.



This position is hybrid - Tuesday - Thursday in the New York Office and Monday and Friday work from home.


The Associate role supports the lead DB and DC roles with maintaining the day-to-day functions of the qualified and nonqualified defined benefit and defined contribution plans of New York Life and its subsidiaries. Responsibilities include assisting with annual enrollment for the Deferred Compensation Plans, maintaining the 401(k) Plan accounting and monthly reconciliations, gathering, and reviewing data, preparing eligibility files as well as supporting IRS forms 5500 preparation and plan audits reviews. This role should be filled by a passionate entry level professional with excellent quantitative and analytical skills.



Support the Annual Enrollment for Deferred Compensation Plans

  • Prepare annual technical updates (limits, process change, etc.)  to plan materials (letters, presentations, etc.) and coordinate edits with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Request or generate eligible files and complete first level data review.
  • Support scheduling and announcements for Annual Enrollment workshops
  • Support testing of vendor websites

Data gathering for yearend Non-Discrimination Testing

  • Support gathering and data scrubbing W-2 and lease employee data for discrimination testing and HCE determination.
  • Resolve data issues and conflicts.
  • Support the Annual plan 5500 Audits with the external auditors.
  • Research and gather data for audit samples (deferral, payments, etc.)
  • Maintain the 401(k) monthly reconciliation and create the first pass financial statements for the 5500 Schedule H at yearend.
  • Work with the plan leads to complete the various nonqualified plan FICA calculations and notifications.
  • Help with the creation and distribution of compliance notices (Fee Disclosure, Funding Notice, SAR)
  • Support leads with gathering and researching info for notices and coordinate mailings or email distribution with vendor.
  • Annual Company Contributions across various plans
  • Prepare and format data files for annual company contribution credits posting by vendor.
  • Support Special Projects (plan redesign, regulatory plan updates, vendor changes, etc.)


Qualifications and Experience  

  • Bachelors' Degree (preferred in Mathematics or Accounting) and/or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Intermediate to Advanced Excel and database skills are required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • 2-3 years of retirement plans experience (401(k), Cash Balance, etc.)
  • Strong/Excellent quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Basic knowledge of retirement plans operations and regulatory requirements.




Salary range: $70,000-$85,000 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn, our Newsroom and the Careers page of


Job Requisition ID: 90484




About NY Life Insurance Company

Diversity & Humanity–two values that are deeply rooted in the New York Life culture and have laid the foundation for over 175 years of commitment to our employees, agents, policy owners, and the communities where we live and work. At New York Life you become a valued part of a welcoming, inclusive, and caring culture that has a long-standing legacy in stability and growth. The strength of New York Life revolves around our diversified, multi-dimensional business portfolio that goes beyond life insurance, and we want you to be a part of our legacy.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide an environment where you can explore your career ambitions, offering opportunities to tackle meaningful challenges and stretch your skills while balancing work and life priorities. You will be part of a diverse team guided by our belief to always be there for each other–providing the support and flexibility to grow and reach new heights while making an impact in the lives of others.

You are our future, and we commit to investing in you accordingly.

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