Associate General Counsel – Telecommute

UnitedHealth Group
March 31, 2021
Atlanta, GA
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Bring us your experience, your head for strategy, your strength with relationships and your eye for opportunity. In return we offer an unmatched place to grow and develop your career among a richly diverse group of businesses driven by the power and stability of a leading health care organization. Come help us heal and strengthen the health care system as you do your life's best work. (sm)

Positions in this function provide legal advice and services on issues concerning the rights, obligations, risks and privileges of the organization. Acquire deep knowledge of the industry and the specific business practices of the Clinical Services Organization within UnitedHealth Group so as to best advise senior business leaders. Provides a full range of legal advice and services and may specialize in one of more areas such as transactional work, commercial law, contracts law, benefit law, insurance law, regulatory and compliance.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within United States as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Provide legal support for clinical quality and value creation programs
  • Provide legal support for benefit interpretation processes and coordinating with product development and customer accounts organizations
  • Analyze state and federal laws applicable to managed care plans
  • Provide legal counsel on the development and implementation of medical and reimbursement policies and administrative protocols across the enterprise
  • Support product development and benefit interpretation processes
  • Coordinate with and supporting the Regulatory Affairs department in responding to regulatory inquiries; assisting with development and deployment of regulatory outreach strategies
  • Handle complex legal projects    
You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:
  • Juris Doctorate degree
  • 5+ years of legal experience
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
Preferred Requirements: 
  • Live within the vicinity Minnetonka, MN/Denver, C/Hartford CT and telecommute will be considered 
  • Clinical background 
  • Experience with regulatory agencies 
  • Knowledge of U.S., state contract, corporate health care and regulatory law
  • Strong understanding of the laws pertaining to health insurance and/or managed care industry 
  • Understanding of health care benefit coverage and medical policy development
  • Proven success in collaborating across a matrixed business and legal environment
  • Demonstrated understanding of business problems related to assigned legal projects
  • Well-developed written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Ability to evaluate and determine appropriate legal course of action to meet business unit needs
  • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates, and external company contacts
Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 7 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work. (sm)
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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