State Government Affairs Director

  • Baltimore, MD, United States
  • Feb 22, 2017
Full time Director / VP / Pres. Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

The State Government Affairs Director, reporting to the head of State Government Affairs, will be a key contributor to the State Government Affairs team and to the success of the business.  In this role, the ideal candidate will have a mix of experience, including legislative staff experience and direct lobbying experience.  Knowledge of the insurance industry or another highly regulated industry is critical.  He/she will have demonstrated ability to operate at a highly strategic and collaborative level.   This is both an external and internal role.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and monitor critical government trends, proposed legislation and regulations and industry issues in order to provide a consistent and favorable business environment.
  • Analyze and recommend company positions on various state legislative and regulatory proposals and other administrative action and emerging issues.
  • Represent Cigna's interests with elected officials and regulators at all levels, including Governors, senior administration staff, Commissioners of Insurance, state legislators, etc.
  • Provide information related to current legislative, regulatory and other government activities to senior staff as appropriate and communicate effectively with appropriate line-of-business managers and legal.
  • Direct and manage regional regulatory affairs operations and processes. Ensure timely, thorough and well documented implementation, corrective actions, reporting, etc.
  • Set direction for the compilation and analysis of results of compliance processes for identification of improvement opportunities.
  • Direct the development of or participation in initiatives/projects designed to address compliance. Act as a resource to matrix partners in compliance initiatives and activities.
  • Work with sales team to provide government relations expertise and oversight related to securing and retaining government sector business.
  • Represent Cigna in state and national industry associations. Manage relationships with staff to facilitate and strengthen company influence with associations to obtain appropriate research and policy support.
  • Develop credible relationships with state officials and agencies/personnel to promote company interests.
  • Manage special projects, developing action plans and managing completion

 

Qualifications

 

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • 4 year college degree, preferably in liberal arts, or equivalent. JD or Masters preferred.
  • At least five years of experience in legislative analysis, lobbying, and/or direct regulatory interaction or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills, including the ability to effectively interact with and influence a variety of Cigna management, field associates, retained counsel, state legislators, staff of trade associations.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage outside counsel and a team of professionals.
  • Knowledge of client products, ability to analyze legislative proposals, recognize potential impact of legislation and communicate with managers of affected areas.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Proven ability to manage in a matrix environment without direct control.
  • Ability to work independently, exercise judgment, and manage multiple competing priorities.
  • Creativity and flexibility and demonstrated excellent organizational skills.

US Candidates Only: Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status. If you require a special accommodation, please visit our Careers website or contact us at SeeYourself@cigna.com.

  • Ability to deal with clients at all levels and have effective working relationships with Regulatory and State Government Affairs staff.

 

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Organization

Cigna