Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, State Affairs, the Regional Director is responsible for advancing America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) legislative and regulatory agenda in assigned states.
Advocates AHIP interests in assigned states.
Interprets AHIP policy in determining AHIP positions on specific state legislation or regulations.
Directs the activity of retained counsel in assigned states.
Coordinates advocacy activities with all allied groups in assigned states, including member companies, coalitions, business and consumer groups and others as appropriate.
Appears and advocates AHIP interests before legislative bodies or regulatory agencies as necessary and appropriate, including the presentation of oral and written testimony.
Communicates with AHIP membership regularly through committees and/or all other appropriate means on activities of concern to AHIP and its members.
Consults with insurance departments concerning rulings, interpretations of insurance laws and regulations, policy filing issues of an industry-wide nature, and any other insurance department proposals or actions relating to health insurance.
Assists with the preparation of agendas and supporting material, and provides staff support for AHIP committees, subcommittees, task forces and work groups as assigned and lead discussions at same as appropriate.
Represents AHIP to other state and national organizations as assigned.
Establishes and maintains strong, positive working relationships with legislators, regulators and other state policymakers and their staffs.
Establishes and maintains network of strategic political relationships.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Supervise the work of State Affairs support staff, and other staff assigned to specific project teams.
Directs the work of retained counsel in assigned states.
Working knowledge of state legislative and regulatory processes.
Working knowledge of health policy issues at the state level.
Understanding of influence structures within trade associations and other advocacy organizations.
Understanding of state political dynamics and their impact on policy.
Ability to gain trust and earn the respect of clients.
Adapts well to fast-paced, dynamic environment and priorities.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Six to eight years of legislative, regulatory, political, public affairs or industry experience, or any combination of education and experience that would provide an equivalent background.
Bachelor’s Degree required, with focus in health policy preferred. Advanced degree a plus.
Certification Requirements: None
Physical Work Activities & Conditions:
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 4 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day.
Keyboard use of greater or equal to 25 % of the workday.
Percent of Travel: Occasional (up to 25%).
The purpose of a job description is to describe the overall function and general responsibilities of a job. Job descriptions are used in hiring and training and to provide employees with a better understanding of employer expectations. Actual job functions and duties will vary as job responsibilities and business needs require.
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 for further instructions on resume submission.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with experience
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.