JOB PURPOSE: This position is responsible for providing expert-level knowledge, counsel, and direction in major legal focused areas for a market leading health insurance company. The role will focus on providing corporate transactions and governance legal guidance, drafting and negotiation support. Regarded as a top attorney for expertise in those areas the position will provide in-depth legal counsel, direction and support on corporate transactions and governance and translate expertise on negotiation and material contract terms to high-stakes contracts across the enterprise. This position is directly linked to several strategic imperatives and risk mitigation initiatives and will handle the most complex legal matters or projects.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: * Law degree and license to practice law in the state where the legal department is located. * 10 years legal experience with specific focus on health insurance and direct experience leading legal support of corporate transactions * Experience in the following areas:
Insurance regulatory matters, with preference for expertise related to mutual insurance companies
* Strong and proven negotiation skills to support business leaders and mitigate financial, strategic and operational risk. * Expertise in managing high risk, complex transactions, including drafting, negotiation and risk mitigation, providing business-focused legal guidance * Demonstrated ability to think strategically on legal and business issues and deliver high quality and timely legal services. * Highly developed judgment skills and abilities. * Experience advising senior leaders on complex legal matters, ensuring compliance with federal and state laws.
Internal Number: 1040806
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (HCSC), and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and fifth largest overall, operating through our Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. HCSC affiliates and subsidiaries such as Dearborn Group®, Medecision and Dental Network of America offer group life, disability and dental solutions, as well as a range of other individual solutions.
The company, founded in 1936, serves more than 16 million members across five states and employs more than 24,000 people in over 60 local offices.
HCSC is dedicated to expanding access to high quality, cost-effective health care and equipping our members with information and tools so they can make the best health care decisions for themselves and their families. Our health plans were pioneers in their states, as they were the first to provide coverage for a number of procedures — ranging from heart and bone marrow transplants, to cancer and leukemia treatments. Today, we are leaders in the development of value-based care models to spur... greater collaboration and accountability among various stakeholders to improve the health care experience for patients and consumers and enable them to lead healthier lives.
HCSC is dedicated to contributing to the well-being of the communities in which our employees and members live, work and play. We continue our longstanding tradition of community support through charitable investments with community partners, volunteerism, civic engagement, event sponsorship, employee giving, donation drives and in-kind donations.