Manager, Government Affairs

  • Baltimore, MD, USA
  • Oct 22, 2018
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Davis Vision | Superior Vision is a leading provider of vision and eye health solutions offering services to the full spectrum of the vision care marketplace, including employer groups, health plans, and government-sponsored programs. We deliver value to our members through our extensive access to providers and having the industry's broadest, most diverse networks. No other vision carrier comes close to the size, accessibility, and diversity we offer. We have built lasting relationships based on one foundational principle: our members are our highest priority. Every department embodies a member-centric approach to service.

We are an innovative company that is always looking forward and adapting our comprehensive portfolio of products to match -- and anticipate -- what our customers need. We are a true partner with our customers by leading and guiding them to make the best choice.

Great Environment:

We are committed to a culture of delivering outstanding service, provider access, and member and customer value. You'll find a strong commitment to ensuring our culture also embraces quality and continuous improvement. We seek associates who are creative thinkers with fresh insights, who thrive in a dynamic, customer-centric environment.

Scope and Purpose of Position:

Versant Health is seeking a highly motivated and engaging government relations professional to join the Legal Department. The successful candidate will be responsible for elevating the government relations function and positioning the company as subject matter experts on key policy issues.

Under the supervision of the Senior Vice President, Legal Affairs, the Manager, Government Affairs is responsible for supporting the government relations function and representing the company on legislative and regulatory matters pertaining to the company. The Manager, Government Affairs will also support the Legal Department in tracking bills and proposed regulations as well as perform legal research on existing federal and state laws and regulations that apply to the vision managed care industry.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

Approximately 60% of the Manager, Government Affairs responsibilities will include:

  • Monitor bills and proposed regulations of interest to the company
  • Primary liaison with trade associations
  • Engage and manage relationships with lobbyists;​​​​​​
  • Drafting white papers, talking points, and other advocacy documents in support of company policy
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders and community resources

Approximately 40% of the Manager, Government Affairs responsibilities will include:

  • Perform legal research on federal and state laws and regulations applicable to the vision managed care industry

Qualifications

Education:

Bachelor’s degree

Law or Master's degree preferred

Experience:

At least 5 years’ relevant experience working in Congress, state legislature, lobbying or law firm or comparable experience

Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication
  • Proven ability to communicate with all levels of management
  • Willing to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Proactive
  • Knowledgeable of laws and regulations that apply to the vision managed care business, including, Medicare, Medicaid, Affordable Care Act, ERISA, and state insurance laws

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work to be performed and general areas of accountability. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all accountabilities, duties and skills required of the job incumbents. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities at any

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Organization

Superior Vision