Humana is an $80 billion (Fortune 41) market leader in integrated healthcare with a clearly defined purpose to help people achieve lifelong well-being. As a company focused on the health and well-being of the people we serve, Humana is committed to advancing the employment experience and vitality of the associate community. Through offerings anchored in a whole-person view of human well-being, Humana embraces a focus on stimulating positive individual and population changes while nurturing a sense of security, enabling people to live life fully and be their most productive.
Against that backdrop, we are seeking a talented professional to join our team as Director, State Public Policy. This role resides within the Corporate Affairs Department and will serve as an expert in state public payer, Medicaid and Duals public policy while working with subject matter experts and business units within the Humana enterprise including our Retail, Provider, Healthcare Services, and Humana Pharmacy Solutions (HPS) business units.
You will be an instrumental part of Corporate Affairs at Humana by assisting in the development of Humana’s public policy positions for our public payer businesses with an emphasis on Medicaid, Medicare Supplement, state retiree, Duals policy, and future state public health programs. This will require you to engage across the company to analyze public policy, develop positions, and draft deliverables supporting Humana business strategy.
We are open as to where this position can be located, but cities in Kentucky, Florida, Illinois, Ohio, Texas, Wisconsin, or Washington D.C. would be ideal.
- Under direction of the Vice President of Strategy and State Affairs, and with input from enterprise subject matter experts, analyze, draft, and develop state public payer policy positions to support the enterprise’s priorities.
- Performs necessary research and analyses to support enterprise positions and priorities.
- Provides regulatory guidance, general issue management and strategic stakeholder engagement support to Corporate Affairs and business leaders.
- Develops and maintains an archive of legislative and regulatory analyses, policy briefs, reports, position statements, and other materials pertinent to Humana’s public payer policy and advocacy work.
- Works closely with Humana Medicare, Medicaid and other lines of business to develop value propositions, white papers and other advocacy materials which support state business development opportunities.
- Drafts and communicates concise and clear descriptions/analyses/summaries of key issues to Corporate Affairs and Humana businesses.
- Monitors state Medicaid trends. Contributes policy expertise to state-level advocacy efforts on public payer issues including Medicaid expansion, an extension of Medicaid managed care to new populations and programs, integration of the Duals population and state initiatives that affect the role of managed care in Medicaid programs.
- Acts as an interface between Humana and national advocacy, trade associations, and public policy organizations; assists in the management of policy consultants; develops external stakeholder outreach strategies.
- Maintains current awareness and analyzes/compares trends, positions, and issues promoted by other companies, trade, and advocacy organizations active on Medicaid-related issues.
- Assists in the preparation and drafting of testimony, regulatory comments, and position statements sent to legislative and regulatory bodies and other interested parties concerning legislation, policies, published reports, regulations, and statutes governing Medicaid, long-term services and supports (LTSS), and other waiver programs.
Key Candidate Qualifications
The successful candidate will have extensive experience (typically 8+ years) in health policy – preferably as a Medicaid, State legislative or executive branch staffer or equivalent experience in Medicaid policy, trade group, law firm, or policy organization. This person will also have strong knowledge of state health administrative/regulatory/licensure rules and guidance as well as state health policy. Key to success will be a proven track record of applied analysis, research, and resource development supporting healthcare policy, and translating information from diverse resources into actionable policy documents for use in an advocacy setting or otherwise. A Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in health/public policy, economics or health care administration, although a Master’s degree will be a strong plus.
In addition to the above, the following professional qualifications and personal attributes are also sought:
- Prefer demonstrated, strong relationships with policy makers and thought leaders in the state public policy arena.
- Ability to work in cross-functional teams (matrix environment) including interfacing with business executives to develop and align policy/advocacy positioning with strategic business goals.
- Prefer an academic background in policy, public affairs, business, or a clinical profession.
- Solid understanding of relevant policy and regulatory issues and ability to translate complex issues in clear, concise manner to business leaders and advocacy team (technical and non-technical audiences)
- A passion for the development of innovative, high quality government healthcare programs
- Experience working in a matrixed organization, with proven ability to work collaboratively through various departments and functional areas, promoting a culture of proactive teamwork.
- Strong conceptual and creative thinker with an ability to identify trends and interrelationships
- Excellent oral and written communications skills, including the polish, poise, and executive presence that will ensure effective interaction with senior and executive level audiences internally and externally.
- Strong creative problem-solving, negotiation, and multi-tasking skills in time-sensitive settings.
- Highly-developed interpersonal skills with ability to build strong working relationships, internally and externally.
- Ability to meet clearly stated expectations and take responsibility for achieving results
- We will require full COVID vaccination for this job as we are a healthcare company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates and the communities we serve.
- If progressed to offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or documentation for a medical or religious exemption consideration where allowed by law. Requests for these exemptions should be submitted at least 2 week prior to your scheduled first day of work.
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