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Paralegal II

Primary Location: Hartford, CT
Additional Locations: CT-Hartford
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Description:
Paralegal position within the Local Markets Legal group that will provide legal and regulatory support to advance the business interests of the Company.

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 insurance law, ERISA, and HIPAA. Assists with interpretation of business/operational changes that may have regulatory impact, and assists with preparation of any associated regulatory filings. 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 counsel and other internal constituents with interpretation of company policy. 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 uses 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:
5 to 10+ years of relevant legal and business experience, including demonstrated proficiency in specific practice area(s). Demonstrated command or mastery of paralegal subject matter. Demonstrated analytical ability, communications skills, judgment, integrity and organizational skills in managing cases, projects and assignments. Associate’s Degree and/or Paralegal Certificate from an accredited ABA program preferred. Bachelor’s degree a plus.

Additional Job Information:
Exciting opportunity to join and support Aetna's operations across the country as a paralegal in Aetna's Local Markets Legal group.

Functional Skills:
Administration / Operation - Document production & distribution, Lega - Compliance - investigation, Lega - Compliance - law searches, Lega - Compliance - state reviews, Lega - Compliance - state/federal legislation implementation

Technology Experience:
Desktop Tool - Microsoft Outlook, Desktop Tool - Microsoft SharePoint, Desktop Tool - Microsoft Word, Subject Discipline - Knowledge Management

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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