The Associate General Counsel (AGC) will be a Director-level member of Blue Shield’s Law Department, and will be a leader in the company. The Law Department partners with the company’s business leaders to embrace legal and ethical behavior in the achievement of the company’s mission. This team is highly regarded within the company and respected by management. It is comprised of top tier, analytical and intelligent attorneys; paralegals; contract and regulatory specialists; compliance specialists; and administrative support staff.
The AGC will provide advice and counsel on a broad range of health plan and managed care law issues, with a particular focus on health plan regulatory and business matters. The AGC must comfortably adapt to change, skillfully and quickly master new responsibilities, demonstrate strong business acumen, and possess a strong drive for excellence.
Provide thoughtful, creative and timely legal advice to various BSC business units
Provide well-informed regulatory advice and guidance with respect to various initiatives supporting the mission of the company
Work collaboratively with a broad range of people, developing and maintaining strong relationships between the Law Department and BSC’s business units
Communicate with regulatory agencies to submit and seek approval of filings and responses to audits and examinations
Health plan regulatory experience and expertise, such as providing advice on the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act, the California Insurance Code, the Covered California Health Benefits Exchange, ERISA, HIPPA and the Affordable Care Act
Five or more years of experience providing legal advice on health plan and managed care issues
Experience representing HMOs and/or large health carriers
Combination of law firm and in-house experience preferred
JD from a respected law school and Bar admission (CA preferred)
Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills, with a keen ability to communicate effectively throughout all levels of the organization
Personal presence, credibility, and the professional demeanor necessary to interact with company management, regulatory bodies, and business units with persuasiveness and confidence
Collaborative team player with an ability to play multiple roles
Adaptable; flexible; comfortable with uncertainly and ambiguity
Ready, willing and able to assist with new challenges; responsive
Ability to influence a diverse set of stakeholders and drive to solutions
Self-motivated and enthusiastic
Efficient, with a propensity for action and a strong sense of ownership
Personal integrity, excellent judgment and ability to prioritize and make difficult decisions quickly
Hands-on, hard-working, “roll up your sleeves” style
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Looking for a chance to do meaningful work that touches millions? Come join the hardest working, nonprofit health plan in California and help us shape the future of health care. Blue Shield of California is focused on transforming health care by making it more accessible, affordable and customer-centric. Being a mission-driven organization m...eans we do much more than serve our 4 million members: we were the first health plan in the nation to limit our annual net income to 2 percent of revenue and return the difference to our customers and the community, and since 2005 we have contributed more than $325 million to the Blue Shield of California Foundation to improve community health and end domestic violence. We also believe that a healthier California begins with our employees, so we provide them with resources to develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle through our award-winning wellness program, Wellvolution.
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