The Policy Analyst will primarily perform research and analysis on health care reform and health plan operations issues that impact AHIP’s member organizations. This role will support AHIP’s policy and operations work spanning the individual market (including health insurance exchanges), small group market, and employer-sponsored coverage. Day-to-day responsibilities will include monitoring Federal legislative and regulatory activity and requires the ability to quickly develop an understanding of and become the go-to expert on pertinent issues. The incumbent will balance multiple projects spanning the employer and commercial markets and will develop expertise in major health reform issues related to AHIP’s strategic priorities.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with ADA.
Researches and prepares materials on legislative and regulatory proposals, sub-regulatory guidance, and other policy proposals related to the individual, small group, and employer markets.
Provides timely and technically accurate policy analyses, bill and regulation summaries, comparison charts, and related work.
Presents updates on policy developments, both internally to various AHIP subject matter experts, and externally to member organizations.
Develops written communications such as discussion documents to gather member consensus, comment letters, policy briefs, and talking points in support of AHIP’s policy positions.
Prepares memos and background materials for various workgroup meetings to assist in the policy-development process.
Identifies public policy and operational issues with major regulatory or legislative proposals and helps frame and develop policy alternatives through discussion papers, white papers, and related policy analysis.
Facilitates the gathering of member input during conference calls and in-person meetings through presenting written materials and leading member discussions to build consensus.
Regularly participates in CMS conference calls and webinars related to health insurance exchanges to identify new policy issues or changes in operational guidance that will impact AHIP member health plans.
Attends internal and external meetings, conferences, policy briefings, etc., relevant to health care reform and health insurance plan operations, and prepares summaries and analyses as requested.
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
This job operates in a professional office environment. Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8-hour day. Keyboard use of greater or equal to 50% of the workday.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus).
Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., however may require long hours and weekend work.
This position can work remotely 50 – 100% of the time within a week
This position may require face-to-face interaction at our DC office or other locations less than 50% of the time within a week
Little to no travel is expected for this position.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Knowledge of health insurance products, market, and advocacy issues.
Knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes, at both the federal and state levels.
Independent judgment and good organizational and analytical skills and thinking.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Excellent problem-solving skills and critical thinking skills.
Ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and to manage processes in a highly energized environment.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field
Two years’ experience working with government agencies, health plan or consulting group
Experience in legislative or regulatory advocacy, policy development, and implementation, with respect to health insurance issues
Experience with trade and membership associations, which includes member relations, and recruitment is a plus
Proficiency with office productivity tools (Google Docs, Microsoft Office, Excel. etc.)
Internal Number: 2
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