ASSISTANT GENERAL COUNSEL

POSTED Mar 22 2017

Health Connector
Boston, MA
Full Time

The Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority (the Connector) was created in 2006 to implement Massachusetts’ landmark health reform law that has served as the model for national health reform.  The Connector is an independent state authority that has been designated as the official Massachusetts health benefits Exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.  In addition to overseeing the implementation of both state and federal health reform, the Connector is committed to enhancing the experience, services and health insurance products for individuals and small businesses shopping through the Exchange.  The Connector is also responsible for overseeing policy and regulations geared toward furthering the goals of health reform.  More information about the Connector and its programs is available at www.MAhealthconnector.org

 

Duties:

The Connector is looking for an Assistant General Counsel (AGC) who will provide legal advice and assistance to Connector management and staff in a broad range of substantive areas.  The AGC will work in a fast-paced, innovative environment and will participate in inter-disciplinary teams including health care policy, IT and operations staffs to design and improve systems that serve the public and fulfill the Connector’s mission.  Specific duties will include:

  • Assisting in the procurement, drafting, negotiation, and management of complex contracts for services provided to the Health Connector, including contracts with insurance carriers, IT and other vendors, and other business partners. 

  • Provide advice on compliance with federal and state laws, with a particular focus on issues regarding health insurance and e-commerce.

  • Assisting in the procurement, drafting, negotiation and management of complex carriers with customer service vendor(s), and insurance carriers.

  • Responding to and assisting in resolving consumer coverage issues from members, their representatives, and other state agencies. 

  • Providing advice on administrative law questions, including public record and open meeting law issues.  Responding to public records requests, as needed.

  • Handling litigation matters or managing outside counsel in litigation, as the need arises.

  • Providing legal expertise to support ongoing compliance efforts in the areas of data privacy and security, financial management, fraud prevention, and program integrity.

Qualifications:
A candidate must have a J.D. degree  and admission to the Massachusetts bar. Demonstrated interest and/or experience in the areas of areas of health care law, insurance regulation, administrative law or information technology.  The ideal candidate will have excellent oral and written communication skills, an ability to manage multiple priorities in a rapidly-changing environment, and a familiarity with the legal environment of the Commonwealth and public sector. 

 

The Health Connector is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity as a vital characteristic of its work force.  We consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual identity, national origin or disability.

 

 

Salary:
Salary range is competitive; salary will be commensurate with experience.

 

Interested?
Send cover letter and resume to connector-jobs@state.ma.us

 

Please note:  Due to the requirement of General Laws chapter 268A, please complete the Applicant Disclosure Form form and return with your application.

https://www.mahealthconnector.org/wp-content/uploads/ApplicantsDisclosureForm.pdf