At the direction of the Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs, the Policy Director provides policy expertise on legislative issues in support of America’s Health Insurance Plans operating departments and member organizations. The incumbent is responsible for developing background analysis and information that contributes to policy development; assisting in the preparation of concise analyses of key issues; closely monitoring and analyzing federal legislative initiatives, health policy developments, and pursuing other duties in support of America’s Health Insurance Plans’ advocacy efforts.
Participates in America’s Health Insurance Plans government relations efforts relating to federal legislation as needed.
Represents Federal Legislative Affairs Department on internal AHIP working groups.
Develops background analysis and information to ensure that AHIP positions are properly presented and assists in development of appropriate strategies to further AHIP objectives.
Provides concise written analyses of proposed legislation and health policy reports and evaluates their impact on the industry.
Assists in the preparation of testimony, position statements, and talking points for dissemination to the appropriate legislative bodies and other interested parties concerning legislation, regulations, policies, published reports, and statutes governing health insurance.
Assists in the preparation of written reports, memos, and policy briefs that are sent to AHIP’s members.
Communicates concise and clear descriptions of key issues to AHIP member plans and staff during meetings and conference calls. Responds to members’ questions on legislative issues and related requests for materials.
Closely monitors and contributes policy expertise to government relations efforts relating to Congress and other governmental agencies and commissions.
Provides day-to-day oversight and management of the Senior Policy Analyst
Keeps informed of the continuous and rapid changes in the health care sector and congressional and regulatory activities which may have an impact on health insurance plans.
Maintains ongoing and close contacts with other America’s Health Insurance Plans staff to share or obtain information.
Performs other tasks as required or assigned.
Supervisory Responsibility: None.
Quantitative skills with at least five years experience working with Excel recommended and knowledge of other advanced statistical programs such as Microsoft Access preferred. Effective communication skills with at least three years experience providing oral and/or written summaries of health policy-related materials, a demonstrated capability of developing and maintaining access to reliable sources of information in policy or advocacy-related settings, and considerable knowledge of the techniques and methods of developing and executing policy analysis. Demonstrated good judgment, a well-developed sense of propriety, political acumen, the ability to think constructively, strong interpersonal skills, and a strong work ethic.
At least three years experience performing quantitative analyses of health care issues and writing concise and timely evaluations of legislation and other related items preferred.
At least five years experience providing policy expertise in an advocacy organization preferred.
At least five years experience working on health care issues to develop knowledge of the structure and functioning of the government in terms of its impact on the health care sector, knowledge of current policy issues affecting AHIP and its member organizations and understanding of managed care functions and operations is highly preferred.
Bachelor’s or advanced degree. Master’s degree preferred.
Physical Work Activities and Conditions:
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 3 consecutive hours in an 8-hour day.
Keyboard use of greater or equal to 45% of the workday.
Percent of Travel:
Occasional travel required – less than 20%.
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Equal Opportunity Employer
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran.
Interested candidates are requested to visit AHIP’s Career Website at https://www.ahip.org/about-us/careers-at-ahip/ for further instructions on resume submission.
How to Apply
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AHIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran.
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About America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is the national trade association representing the health insurance community. AHIP’s members provide health and supplemental benefits through employer-sponsored coverage, the individual insurance market, and public programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. AHIP advocates for public policies that expand access to affordable health care coverage to all Americans through a competitive marketplace that fosters choice, quality, and innovation.