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Primary Location: Hartford, CT
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford
Exciting opportunity to join a dynamic legal team with an industry leader! The Counsel position at Aetna, A CVS Health Brand will provide legal guidance, interpretation, advice and recommendations for action to internal stakeholders and senior/executive management regarding federal/state regulations in the healthcare industry. Serves as a subject matter expert by providing legal advice and interpretation of new legal requirements, as well as applicability to Aetna products. Provides legal advice and recommendations for action to executives and management regarding matters of increasing complexity which have a sizable dollar impact on business activities and operations.

Fundamental Components:
Provides legal, public policy, and as appropriate, business counseling with respect to prospective, new and existing business activities.
Provides expertise in federal law relating to healthcare and health insurance.
Tracking proposed regulations and providing legal summaries within the highest priority timeframes.
Advises clients with respect to the application of statutes and regulations to the Company’s business activities.
Identifies and analyzes proposed or recently enacted laws, regulations and sub-regulatory guidance and determine their applicability to Aetna’s business, products, and services.
Manages escalated legal matters
Conducts significant legal research, translating business requirements into plain language, and documenting and distributing legal summaries for internal business clients.
Summarizes significant legal requirements for business areas to identify impact and action steps to address.
Drafts and executes legal documents.
Reviews contracts for new vendors and subcontractors.
Establishes constructive regulatory relationships and represents the Company in proceedings with state regulators and other administrative forums.
Leads provider contracting activities.
Provides legal expertise to companywide initiatives, projects or specialized legal matters
Serves as a resource to other lawyers in L&RA and across Aetna with respect to matters of state or federal laws, regulations and statutes.
Serves as an informal mentor to other lawyers or junior staff to support career and talent development.
Protects and promotes the interests of the Company, its customers and shareholders.
Complies with applicable legal requirements.
Consults with other subject matter experts, including, Product Counsel, Regional Counsel, Government Affairs, Privacy and Regulatory Compliance.
Performs special research projects
Provides work guidance to other legal professionals, paralegals and support staff in developing solutions to problems presented. Provides business sensitive and balanced advice/legal counsel

Background Experience:
Experience providing legal advice and counsel to executive and senior management
8-10 years of post-bar experience in a law firm and/or in-house/corporate settings
Experience in state and federal courts preferred
Expert knowledge of legal landscape applicable to consumer directed businesses and consumer directed technology
Expert knowledge of state insurance laws, and the relationship between state and federal laws
Expert knowledge of federal laws concerning health care and health insurance law including federal healthcare reform, HIPAA, ERISA, and federal mental health parity
Experience demonstrating solid business and legal judgment
Demonstrated excellent problem-solving skills
Demonstrated expertise with legal acumen, drafting and analytical skills
Experience demonstrating strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience demonstrating high level of interpersonal skills and diplomatic finesse
Admitted to practice law in at least one state and in good standing of applicable bar association(s).
The minimum level of education desired for candidates in this position is a JD.

Additional Job Information:
This job should not be used outside of the Law & Regulatory Affairs department without compensation approval.

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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