Associate General Counsel - Regulatory

Blue Shield Of California   •  

San Francisco, CA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


11 - 15 years

Posted 108 days ago

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Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care.Blue Shield of California is focused on transforming health care by making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric.

Being a mission-driven organization means we do much more than serve our 3.5 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence.

We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution. We're hiring smart thinkers and doers who want to work for a leader and innovator in the challenging, ever-changing healthcare space. Come and help us make health care better for everyone. 


The Associate General Counsel (AGC) will be a leader in Blue Shield’s Law Department and in the company.  The Law Department partners with the company’s business leaders to embrace legal and ethical behavior in the achievement of the company’s mission.  This team is highly regarded within the company and respected by management.  It is comprised of top tier, analytical and intelligent attorneys; paralegals; contract and regulatory specialists; compliance specialists; and administrative support staff. 


The AGC will provide advice and counsel on a broad range of health law and managed care law issues, with a particular focus on large account, employer-sponsored health coverage, both insured and self-funded, and related regulatory, contractual, and legal matters.  The AGC must comfortably adapt to change, skillfully and quickly master new responsibilities, demonstrate strong business acumen, and possess a strong drive for excellence.


  • Provide thoughtful, creative, and timely legal advice to various BSC business units
  • Provide well-informed legal advice and guidance with respect to various initiatives supporting the mission of the company
  • Work collaboratively with a broad range of people, developing and maintaining strong relationships between the Law Department and BSC’s business units
  • Communicate with regulatory agencies to submit and seek approval of filings and responses to audits and examinations


  • Healthcare expertise, with experience providing advice on employer sponsored health plans, both insured and self-funded; 
  • Knowledge of ERISA, the ACA & the California regulatory environment including the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act and/or the California Insurance Code;
  • 10+ years of experience providing legal advice on general health insurance and managed care legal issues
  • Experience representing health care service plans and/or large health insurers
  • Combination of law firm and in-house experience desired
  • JD from a respected law school and Bar admission (CA preferred)

 Personal Qualifications:

  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with a keen ability to communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization
  • Personal presence, credibility, and the professional demeanor necessary to interact with company management, regulatory bodies, and business units with persuasiveness and confidence
  • Collaborative team player with an ability to play multiple roles

 Physical Requirements Office Environment - roles involving part to full time schedule in Office Environment. Based in our physical offices and work from home office/deskwork – Activity level: Sedentary, frequency most of work day.