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Sr Associate General Counsel and Dir, Regulatory Affairs - Manhattan, NY or Albany, NY

UnitedHealth Group

Manhattan, NY
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738626 Sr Associate General Council and Dir Regulatory Affairs Manhattan NY or Albany NY

Sr Associate General Counsel and Dir, Regulatory Affairs - Manhattan, NY or Albany, NY (738626)

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 Director, Regulatory Affairs  should have existing relationships with  New York  state regulatory and enforcement agencies  and will be expected to develop new relationships  within these agencies, the New York 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 Director 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 Director 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 York
  • Develop robust relationships with New York regulators, legislative representatives and others as needed
  • Ability to work with UHG affiliates in support of the New York 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 other healthcare 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: 
  • JD
  • Admission to the New York Bar
  • 10+ 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
  • Work independently and effectively manage large workload
  • Detail oriented
  • 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
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • New York managed care, and / or compliance expertise
  • Prior experience providing legal / regulatory counsel to C-Suite Executives
  • Prior experience effectively managing relationships with New York regulators, Attorney General and Department of Insurance officials

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) 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.      

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.    



Job Keywords:  Sr. Associate General Counsel, New York, Albany, NY 

Job Details

  • Contest Number738626
  • Job TitleSr Associate General Counsel and Dir, Regulatory Affairs - Manhattan, NY or Albany, NY
  • Job FamilyLegal
  • Business SegmentUnitedHealthcare LCRA

Job Location Information

  • Manhattan, NY
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsAlbany, NY

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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