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Senior Legislative Affairs Analyst

Highmark Inc.

  • Company Highmark
  • Home, PA
  • Government Affairs
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Highmark Inc.

Job Description : 

JOB SUMMARY

Performs state and federal tracking and communication of emerging law and regulation, monitors business area compliance actions, and provides research on a variety of topics, as relates to the products and business nationwide.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Tracks, reviews for impacts and communicates emerging laws and regulations and tracks business area completion of actions to comply.
  • Supports management in participation in industry trade groups and coordination of company positions in response to proposed legislation and regulation to influence emerging law and improve the regulatory environments.
  • Provides research to support projects and respond to inquiries and maintains on-going information sources on key topics.
  • Provides project support and advises other business areas and partners on health care reform as well as other new and existing laws and their operational impacts.
  • Leads compliance initiatives including, but not limited to:
    • Conducting an annual compliance risk assessment of all HM and United Concordia departments; documenting and mitigating identified compliance risks; summarizing the assessment results to senior management and the Highmark Integrity and Compliance Department; facilitating corrective action plans (CAPs) and delivering education and training, as needed, to correct identified risks.
    • Compliance monitoring to identify state and federal mandates related to the Affordable Care Act; maintaining an automated email reminder system to notify impacted departments of compliance deadlines; and tracking compliance action steps taken by business units.
    • Conducting audits of compliance certifications and actions steps to determine impacted business units compliance with previously communicated legislative or regulatory mandates; issuing necessary CAPs with following up to ensure implementation; and related reporting.
    • Leading the implementation of new processes and deliverables, as needed.
  • The lead role will additionally perform the following responsibilities:
    • Develop communications to educate internal and external parties on regulatory requirements and responding to inquiries, RFPs and survey questions from customers, producers, consultants, members, providers, internal staff, other carrier
    • Provide subject-matter direction and guidance to lower-level analysts; trains employees on department processes and operational matters related to insurance and industry; monitors and reviews progress and accuracy of analysts’ work; coordinates complex projects involving other analysts and/or employees from external business units. partners and other business associates
    • Coordinate analysts’ work related to conducting annual compliance risk assessments and periodic compliance audits related to compliance certification process
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum

  • Juris Doctor degree
  • 2 years in a regulatory position in a multi-state insurance, corporate or governmental setting involving research, interpretation and application of laws and regulations.
  • 5 years of relevant, progressive experience in the area of specialization

Preferred

  • Licensed attorney in any United States jurisdiction
  • 1 year in a health insurance position involving analysis and communication of legislation and/or government relations activities

SKILLS

  • In-depth knowledge of federal and state regulatory agencies, legislative processes, and insurance and benefits laws and regulations related to products, networks and delivery systems, marketing, administration, privacy, self-funded plans.
  • In-depth knowledge of insurance administration, distribution, networks, customer service processes, insurance policy forms and issuance.
  • Participation in government affairs activities related to the insurance industry   
  • Strong electronic research skills and ability to apply findings to solving business problems.
  • Keen attention to detail, organizational skills and ability to multi-task

Language (Other than English):

None

Travel Requirement:

0% - 25%

PHYSICAL, MENTAL DEMANDS and WORKING CONDITIONS

Position Type

Office-based

Teaches / trains others regularly

Occasionally

Travel regularly from the office to various work sites or from site-to-site

Rarely

Works primarily out-of-the office selling products/services (sales employees)

Never

Physical work site required

Yes

Lifting: up to 10 pounds

Constantly

Lifting: 10 to 25 pounds

Occasionally

Lifting: 25 to 50 pounds

Rarely

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

Compliance Requirement : This job adheres to the ethical and legal standards and behavioral expectations as set forth in the code of business conduct and company policies.


As a component of job responsibilities, employees may have access to covered information, cardholder data, or other confidential customer information that must be protected at all times.  In connection with this, all employees must comply with both the Health Insurance Portability Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) as described in the Notice of Privacy Practices and Privacy Policies and Procedures as well as all data security guidelines established within the Company’s Handbook of Privacy Policies and Practices and Information Security Policy. 

Furthermore, it is every employee’s responsibility to comply with the company’s Code of Business Conduct. This includes but is not limited to adherence to applicable federal and state laws, rules, and regulations as well as company policies and training requirements.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

Highmark Health and its affiliates prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity or any other category protected by applicable federal, state or local law. Highmark Health and its affiliates take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation/gender identity, protected veteran status or disability. 

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