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Paralegal

Primary Location: Chicago, IL
Additional Locations: IL-Chicago
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Description:
Performs paralegal tasks specific to assigned area.

Fundamental Components:
Under the direction and supervision of an attorney:
  • Conducts legal research and assists counsel in interpreting and advising on state and federal laws, regulations, and other legal authorities impacting healthcare business units, including state insurance or HMO laws, Medicaid, ERISA, and HIPAA.
  • Conducts investigative/fact-finding research and analysis regarding issues impacting healthcare business units (e.g., state/regulatory inquiries, provider/claim disputes/settlements, member appeals, etc.)
  • Assists with interpretation of business/operational changes that may have regulatory impact, and assists with preparation of any associated regulatory filings.
  • Assists counsel and other internal constituents with interpretation of company policy.
  • Assists counsel in performing corporate governance functions for subsidiaries, including the drafting of agenda, minutes and other related documentation.
  • Works closely with, and provides advice to, business partners and other internal stakeholders on legal and regulatory matters.
  • Applies knowledge of laws/regulations, considers business goals, plans, and priorities, and collaborates with company-wide resources and personnel to assist in resolution of internal and external inquiries, issues, and disputes.
  • For larger projects, may help develop or project-manage procedures, processes, or guidelines to support business units and to identify and implement ways to streamline practices and increase efficiency.
  • May facilitate communications with outside counsel, regulators, and state agencies relating to issues impacting business units.
  • Analyzes, summarizes, and/or drafts legal documents.
  • Performs special projects as assigned.


Background Experience:
  • Legal research experience, preferably in health insurance or health care industry issues
  • Demonstrated analytical ability, communications skills, judgment, integrity and organizational skills in managing cases, projects and assignments
  • Demonstrated command or mastery of paralegal subject matter.
  • Comfort in working in a team setting and juggling multiple projects simultaneously.
  • 5 to 10+ years of relevant legal and business experience, including demonstrated proficiency in specific practice area(s).
  • Associate’s Degree and or Paralegal Certificate from an accredited ABA program preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree a plus.


Required Skills:
General Business - Applying Reasoned Judgment, Leadership - Anticipating and Innovating, Leadership - Collaborating for Results, Leadership - Developing and Executing Strategy, Leadership - Driving a Culture of Compliance, Leadership - Driving Change

Functional Skills:
Lega - Compliance - investigation, Lega - Compliance - law searches, Lega - Compliance - state reviews, Lega - Compliance - state/federal legislation implementation, Lega - Corporate Governance

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

Education:
Legal - Paralegal Certificate

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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