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Humana Director Public Policy, State Affairs in Helena, Montana

Become a part of our caring community and help us put health first

The Director of State Public Policy role resides within the Corporate Affairs Department and will serve as an expert in state public payer, Medicaid and dual eligible public policy while working with subject matter experts and business units within the Humana enterprise including our Medicare, Medicaid, and CenterWell businesses.

The Director of State Public Policy role resides within the Corporate Affairs Department and will serve as an expert in state public payer, Medicaid and dual eligible public policy while working with subject matter experts and business units within the Humana enterprise. The person in this position will report to the Vice President of Strategy and State Affairs and be responsible for public policy development to inform thought leadership, advocacy, and overall strategic positioning.

Responsibilities:

  • Be an instrumental part of Corporate Affairs at Humana by assisting in the development of Humana's public policy positions for our public payer businesses with an emphasis on Medicaid, dual eligible policy, and future state public health programs.

  • Engage across the company to analyze public policy, develop positions, and draft deliverables supporting Humana business strategy.

  • Monitor and analyze state Medicaid trends. Contribute policy expertise to state-level advocacy efforts on public payer issues including Medicaid expansion, integration of the Medicare and Medicaid programs, and state initiatives that affect the role of managed care in Medicaid programs.

  • Work closely with Humana Medicaid, Medicare, and other lines of business to develop value propositions, white papers and other advocacy materials which support state business development opportunities and operations.

  • Under direction of the Vice President of Strategy and State Affairs, and with input from enterprise subject matter experts, analyze, draft, and develop state public payer policy positions to support the enterprise's priorities.

  • Perform necessary research and analyses to support enterprise positions and priorities.

  • Provide regulatory guidance, general issue management and strategic stakeholder engagement support to Corporate Affairs and business leaders.

  • Develop and maintains an archive of legislative and regulatory analyses, policy briefs, reports, position statements, and other materials pertinent to Humana's public payer policy and advocacy work.

  • Draft and communicates concise and clear descriptions/analyses/summaries of key issues to Corporate Affairs and Humana businesses.

  • Act as an interface between Humana and national advocacy, trade associations, and public policy organizations; assists in the management of policy consultants; develops external stakeholder outreach strategies.

  • Maintain current awareness and analyzes/compares trends, positions, and issues promoted by other companies, trade, and advocacy organizations active on Medicaid-related issues.

  • Assist in the preparation and drafting of testimony, regulatory comments, and position statements sent to legislative and regulatory bodies and other interested parties concerning legislation, policies, published reports, regulations, and statutes governing Medicaid, long-term services and supports (LTSS), and other waiver programs.

This is a remote position.

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Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • 5 or more years' experience in Medicaid, State legislative or executive branch staffer or equivalent experience in Medicaid policy, trade group, law firm, consulting firm, or policy organization.

  • Strong knowledge of state health administrative/regulatory/licensure rules and guidance as well as state health policy.

  • A track record of applied analysis, research, and resource development supporting healthcare policy and for translating information from a wide variety of resources into actionable policy documents for use in an advocacy setting or otherwise

  • Solid understanding of relevant policy and regulatory issues and ability to translate complex issues in clear, concise manner to business leaders and advocacy team (technical and non-technical audiences)

  • Passion for the development of innovative, high quality government healthcare programs

  • Experience working in a matrixed organization as well as experience working with multiple cross-functional business teams

  • Strong conceptual and creative thinker with an ability to identify trends and interrelationships

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, creative problem-solving, negotiation, and multi-tasking skills in time-sensitive settings

  • Ability to actively listen to others and ensure an open and confident style of communications both written and verbal

  • Highly-developed interpersonal skills with ability to build strong working relationships internally and externally

  • Ability to meet clearly stated expectations and take responsibility for achieving results

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters in health/public policy, economics or health care administration

  • 8 or more years' experience in Medicaid, State legislative or executive branch staffer or equivalent experience in Medicaid policy, trade group, law firm, consulting firm, or policy organization.

  • Demonstrated, strong relationships with policy makers and thought leaders in the state public policy arena.

Additional Information

Reports to the VP, Strategy & State Affairs-Corporate Affairs Administration.

Work at Home Requirements

  • WAH requirements: Must have the ability to provide a high-speed DSL or cable modem for a home office. Associates or contractors who live and work from home in the state of California will be provided payment for their internet expense.

  • A minimum standard speed for optimal performance of 25x10 (25mpbs download x 10mpbs upload) is required.

  • Satellite and Wireless Internet service is NOT allowed for this role.

  • A dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Pay Range

The compensation range below reflects a good faith estimate of starting base pay for full time (40 hours per week) employment at the time of posting. The pay range may be higher or lower based on geographic location and individual pay will vary based on demonstrated job related skills, knowledge, experience, education, certifications, etc.$164,700 - $226,600 per yearThis job is eligible for a bonus incentive plan. This incentive opportunity is based upon company and/or individual performance.

Description of Benefits

Humana, Inc. and its affiliated subsidiaries (collectively, 'Humana') offers competitive benefits that support whole-person well-being. Associate benefits are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family while also knowing your life extends outside of work. Among our benefits, Humana provides medical, dental and vision benefits, 401(k) retirement savings plan, time off (including paid time off, company and personal holidays, volunteer time off, paid parental and caregiver leave), short-term and long-term disability, life insurance and many other opportunities.

About Us

Humana Inc. (NYSE: HUM) is committed to putting health first - for our teammates, our customers and our company. Through our Humana insurance services and CenterWell healthcare services, we make it easier for the millions of people we serve to achieve their best health - delivering the care and service they need, when they need it. These efforts are leading to a better quality of life for people with Medicare, Medicaid, families, individuals, military service personnel, and communities at large.

Equal Opportunity Employer

It is the policy of  Humana not to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or because he or she is a protected veteran. It is also the policy of  Humana to take affirmative action to employ and to advance in employment, all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status, and to base all employment decisions only on valid job requirements. This policy shall apply to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, upgrading, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, recall, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation and selection for training, including apprenticeship, at all levels of employment.

Humana complies with all applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or religion. We also provide free language interpreter services. See our https://www.humana.com/legal/accessibility-resources?source=Humana_Website.

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