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Primary Location: Chicago, IL
Additional Locations: IL-Chicago
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Description:
Exciting opportunity to join Aetna's dynamic legal team! If you are looking to join a company at the forefront of transforming the healthcare industry, Aetna is looking for you.

Candidate will support Aetna’s Medicaid operations in Illinois by:
  • providing legal guidance, interpretation, advice, and recommendations for action to internal stakeholders and senior/executive management regarding federal/state Medicaid laws and regulations;
  • serving as a subject matter expert by providing legal advice and interpretation of new legal requirements and applicability to Aetna business; and
  • providing legal advice and recommendations for action to executives and management regarding matters of increasing complexity that have a sizable dollar impact on business activities and operations.
This position will be located in Chicago, IL.


Fundamental Components:
  • Provides legal, public-policy, and business counseling with respect to prospective, new, and existing business activities relating to its Medicaid business
  • Analyzes applicable laws, regulations, and sub-regulatory guidance and advises internal business clients on the corresponding impact upon Aetna's business and services
  • Conducts legal research, translates business requirements into plain language, and documents and distributes legal summaries and recommendations for internal business clients
  • Reviews and drafts legal correspondence, contracts, regulatory submissions, and other legal documents
  • Establishes and maintains constructive regulatory relationships and represents Aetna in proceedings with Medicaid regulators
  • Managing and directing services of outside counsel and other advisors
  • Drafts and reviews legal correspondence, contracts, regulatory submissions, and other legal documents
  • Serves as a resource to other lawyers in the Law Department with respect to matters of state or federal law and regulations
  • Protects and promotes the interests of Aetna, its customers, and shareholders
  • Collaborates with other subject matter experts, including Government Affairs, Network Management, Privacy, and Compliance


Background Experience:
  • Admitted to practice law in Illinois (or able to waive into the bar of those states) and in good standing of applicable bar association(s)
  • 2 to 4 years of post-bar experience in a law firm and/or in-house/corporate setting
  • Experience with applicable state laws and regulations in the Medicaid area
  • High level of interpersonal skills and diplomatic finesse and strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Legal acumen, solid legal and business judgment, and strong drafting, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Have or able to quickly develop an understanding of Aetna's business and operations


Additional Job Information:
This position will be located in Chicago, IL.

Required Skills:
General Business - Applying Reasoned Judgment, General Business - Communicating for Impact, General Business - Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen

Desired Skills:
Service - Providing Solutions to Constituent Needs, Service - Working Across Boundaries

Functional Skills:
Lega - Compliance - state reviews, Lega - Compliance - state/federal legislation implementation, Lega - Product and regulatory filings

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - Adobe Acrobat Suite v5, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft SharePoint, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word, Desktop Tool - TE Microsoft Excel

Education:
Legal - American Bar Association

Potential Telework Position:
No

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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