Associate General Counsel

UnitedHealth   •  

Hartford, CT

Industry: Healthcare


8 - 10 years

Posted 106 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Position Description

Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work.(sm)   What makes your Regulatory Affairs career greater with UnitedHealth Group? Growth opportunities with the potential to impact the health care system ensure it will always be challenging and exciting. The Associate General Counsel / Director, Regulatory Affairs  should have existing relationships with the New England state regulatory and enforcement agencies and will be expected to develop new relationships within these agencies, the Health Plan Association, legislative representatives and  other interested parties as necessary to ensure effective communication and cooperation in the market. This individual will coordinate with various internal departments and committees to assure operational and procedural compliance with state and federal regulations. The Associate General Counsel will be expected to triage complex compliance regulatory and legal issues affecting the market and should work closely with the regional risk management support team to implement state specific goals. The Associate General Counsel will also work closely with the Local Market CEO and the regional leadership team as a strategic business partner to help achieve business goals in compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.    Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Provide legal advice and representation to the market CEO and the Leadership team in New England
  • Develop robust relationships with New England regulators, legislative representatives and others as needed
  • Ability to work with UHG affiliates in support of the New England Market business objectives
  • Ability to manage and resolve complex legal and regulatory matters and to clearly and effectively communicate these matters to others internally and externally as needed
  • Ability to influence key internal and external decision makers on key policy issues
  • Ability to advocate policy positions on key issues on state levels
  • Work closely with Government Affairs to review and comment on proposed legislation and influence our agenda on key issues
  • Consult and coordinate with new business/sales/product development/actuarial and underwriting to determine legal and regulatory requirements for commercial products being offered in the marketplace consistent with market
  • Review benefit plans for compliance with state mandates and otherhealthcare reform requirements
  • Help to manage and resolve consumer complaints as needed
  • Review of operational documents to ensure compliance with statutory/regulatory laws for commercial lines of business.
  • Collaborate with  Market Conduct Exam team  to review, analyze, and develop/oversee initial implementation project plans and/or corrective action plans to ensure compliance with new or existing laws and regulations and company customer and accreditation requirements

Required Qualifications: 

  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • Admission to the Bar in at least one of the states in New England
  • 7+ years of experience in a health care legal / regulatory environment
  • Expert level of knowledge of regulatory environments, health care operations, and compliance challenges in the health care/managed care industry

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • New England managed care, and / or compliance expertise
  • Prior experience providing legal / regulatory counsel to C-Suite Executives
  • Prior experience effectively managing relationships with New England regulators, Attorney General and Department of Insurance officials
  • Detail-oriented Work independently and effectively manage large workload
  • Solid organizational skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak clearly and concisely, conveying complex or technical information in a manger that others can  understand, as well as ability to understand and interpret complex information from others
  • Strong interpersonal skills, establishing rapport and working well with others

Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.SM