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Associate General Counsel, Medicaid - Remote - 2228047

UnitedHealth Group

UnitedHealth Group

Legal
Phoenix, AZ, USA · Denver, CO, USA · Chicago, IL, USA · Cypress, CA, USA · Salt Lake City, UT, USA · Missouri, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024

At UnitedHealthcare, we’re simplifying the health care experience, creating healthier communities and removing barriers to quality care. The work you do here impacts the lives of millions of people for the better. Come build the health care system of tomorrow, making it more responsive, affordable and equitable. Ready to make a difference? Join us and start doing 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. Protect the organization’s rights in contract negotiations, settlements and litigation. Acquire deep knowledge of the industry and the specific business practices of this particular business within UnitedHealth Group so as to best advise senior business leaders.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Execute delivery of legal services and related support to Community and State’s Medicaid and Government Program’s business
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the UnitedHealth Group legal department
  • Proactively identifying and resolving legal and related matters
  • Assisting in the review, preparation and negotiation of various products, documents and contracts
  • Participating in and leading negotiations with key customers and vendors
  • Developing best practices for addressing emerging legal and business risks
  • Supporting the development and delivery of new products
  • Working in partnership with the Compliance team
  • Counseling senior management on strategic business initiatives
  • Managing outside counsel
  • Fostering key regulatory relationships

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
  • License to practice law in the United States
  • 4+ years of professional experience as a licensed attorney
  • Experience in advising senior leadership on legal matters
  • Demonstrated ability to provide timely and responsive legal support for business partners located in multiple time zones

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Relevant legal and regulatory experience in health, law, commercial insurance, Medicaid Managed Care, Dual Special Needs, Medicare, litigation, government bids, provider or health care legal support
  • Experience with regulatory agencies and administrative experience with state insurance regulations
  • Experience collaborating across a large, matrixed business and legal environment
  • Solid understanding of health insurance and/or managed care industry

Competencies:

  • 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
  • Ability to drive results
  • Solid work ethic
  • Advanced negotiation skills
  • Well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to gain acceptance from others on a plan or idea and achieve bottom line results for the company
  • Ability to work effectively in an ambiguous environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, results-oriented workplace
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively under time constraints
  • Comfortable taking ownership and accountability for projects

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for this role is $104,700 to $190,400 annually. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to local labor markets, education, work experience, certifications, etc. UnitedHealth Group complies with all minimum wage laws as applicable. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

Application Deadline: This will be posted for a minimum of 2 business days or until a sufficient candidate pool has been collected. Job posting may come down early due to volume of applicants.

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes – an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

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.