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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts Senior Policy Advisor l Healthcare in Boston, Massachusetts

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The Senior Policy Advisor in Government and Regulatory Affairs provides analysis and regulatory advocacy around a wide variety of issues affecting the company. The Senior Policy Advisor works with all members of the division to identify pressing issues as well as long term public policy and strategy goals.

Key Accountabilities:

Regulatory Filings and Reports

  • Respond to numerous agency requests and ensure compliance with required filings, including data submission regulations related to the Health Policy Commission, Center for Health Information and Analysis and Division of Insurance.

  • Prepare and file necessary reports with the Secretary of State’s Office and the Office of Patient Protection.

  • With the guidance of the Director, support internal and external preparations for annual state Cost Trends Hearings.

  • Assist with specific Special Examinations conducted by the Division of Insurance as requested by the Government and Regulatory Affairs Director, including related status reporting and communications to stakeholders regarding project updates, deliverables and timelines.

  • Facilitate resolution of inquiries or complaints relayed from internal business contacts or external governmental officials / agencies, including consumer and provider complaints.

Policy

  • Research and write testimony, letters, regulatory and legislative text, and memoranda regarding specific health care initiatives

  • Summarize and track legislative and regulatory proposals as requested by the Director and obtain input to determine their impact on BCBSMA.

  • Prepare regular updates on status of critical regulatory policy changes and upcoming meetings and hearings as required.

  • Represent BCBSMA on policy matters with key stakeholders in order to communicate the company’s position effectively.

  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with regulators, agency officials, and staff, in addition to external stakeholders.

Qualifications:

  • Team player who is able to manage to deadlines on a time sensitive bases, balance priorities flexibly, assist team members and work well under pressure and in a team-focused manner.

  • Excellent oral communication and writing skills for various audiences, including internal stakeholders, and in various formats, including letters, white papers, testimony, memoranda, and email updates.

  • Communication skills within the team environment are critical, with the ability to effectively share knowledge and analyses to various constituencies and apply strategic thinking to issues.

  • Ability to draft legislation and regulations in time-sensitive fashion and analyze and succinctly summarize legislation, existing law, governmental reports, agency regulations and meetings.

  • Strong organizational, problem-solving skills and deadline-management skills with the ability to work simultaneously on a variety of tasks.

Experience and Education:

  • BA/BS degree required. Law degree or Masters degree in related area preferred.

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in government, regulatory affairs, law and public policy required. Direct experience in Massachusetts state government and regulatory experience preferred.

  • Specific experience drafting regulations and policy at an agency level is preferred.

  • Massachusetts health care knowledge is strongly preferred.

LocationBostonTime TypeFull time

Voted as the highest in member satisfaction among Massachusetts commercial health plans by JD Power, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is a community-focused, tax-paying, not-for-profit health plan headquartered in Boston. We have been a market leader for over 75 years, and are consistently ranked among the nation's best health plans. Our daily efforts are dedicated to effectively serving our 2.8 million members, and consistently offering security, stability, and peace of mind to both our members and associates.

Our Commitment to You

We are committed to investing in your development and providing the necessary resources to enable your success. We are dedicated to creating a refreshing and rewarding workplace that promotes excellence and provides opportunities for employees to forge their unique career path. We take pride in our diverse, community-centric, wellness-focused culture and believe every member of our team deserves to enjoy a positive work-life balance.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts is an Equal Employment / Affirmative Action Employer. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristics protected by law.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts's legal duty to furnish information.

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