BASIC FUNCTION: This position is responsible for providing legal counsel and strategic direction to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois and other matters related to Health Care Service Corporation as a whole. As Illinois Plan Counsel, you will collaborate with legal and business teams across the organization to deliver quality, solution-oriented legal advice in a dynamic business and legal environment. You will be responsible for various legal projects and issues, which may include provider network support, sales and marketing support, pre-litigation dispute resolution, marketing materials review, and various other legal and regulatory research and analysis projects or presentations.
JOB REQUIREMENTS: * At least 3 years of experience as a practicing attorney at law firm or law firm combined with in-house setting; * Bar membership in good standing in Illinois; * Law degree from an ABA-accredited law school; * A foundation of interpersonal, analytical, communication, negotiating, drafting and problem-solving skills; * Commitment to delivering quality and timely legal services, plus a committed solutions-oriented approach; * Hands-on, hard-working, “roll up your sleeves” style, with both business partners and Legal teammates; * Exercises tact and diplomacy in providing legal consultation to management; * Business acumen and ongoing commitment to business partnering; * Ability to function as a value-add contributor in a fast-paced practice; * Demonstrated commitment to operating in a strong team environment; * Ability to think strategically and to drive results while minimizing cost and burden on the company; * Excellent time management and organizational skills, along with ability to manage shifting priorities and demands.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: * Experience in health care and/or insurance regulatory matters; * Experience drafting, reviewing and negotiating provider contracts or administrative services agreements; * Experience analyzing laws and regulations and the impact to an organization related thereto; * Experience with mediation, arbitrations, and/or litigation.
Internal Number: 1043181
About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
Health Care Service Corporation, a Mutual Legal Reserve Company (HCSC), and an Independent Licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest customer-owned health insurer in the United States and fifth largest overall, operating through our Blue Cross and Blue Shield® Plans in Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas. HCSC affiliates and subsidiaries such as Dearborn Group®, Medecision and Dental Network of America offer group life, disability and dental solutions, as well as a range of other individual solutions.
The company, founded in 1936, serves more than 16 million members across five states and employs more than 24,000 people in over 60 local offices.
HCSC is dedicated to expanding access to high quality, cost-effective health care and equipping our members with information and tools so they can make the best health care decisions for themselves and their families. Our health plans were pioneers in their states, as they were the first to provide coverage for a number of procedures — ranging from heart and bone marrow transplants, to cancer and leukemia treatments. Today, we are leaders in the development of value-based care models to spur... greater collaboration and accountability among various stakeholders to improve the health care experience for patients and consumers and enable them to lead healthier lives.
HCSC is dedicated to contributing to the well-being of the communities in which our employees and members live, work and play. We continue our longstanding tradition of community support through charitable investments with community partners, volunteerism, civic engagement, event sponsorship, employee giving, donation drives and in-kind donations.