Attorney - Associate

With more than 8,000 employees, we are the largest health insurance company in Michigan. We offer an exciting work environment with a diverse group of employees. Our goal is to make health insurance easier for our members. We want to transform the industry and become a resource that people can trust. Interested in joining us?

Detroit, MI

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

When you think of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan for health insurance, you can know you&rsquo;re getting much more. We're a company founded on a tradition of affordable, quality health care for everyone, improving the present and investing in the future.<br /><br />We offer:<br /> <ul> <li>Plans for employers and individuals that meet today&rsquo;s needs, budgets and lifestyles</li> <li>The largest network of doctors and hospitals in the state</li> <li>Lower health care costs</li> <li>Higher quality health care</li> <li>Award-winning diversity practices</li> <li>Grants and programs that promote better health throughout Michigan</li> </ul> <strong>Mission: </strong>We commit to being our members&rsquo; trusted partner by providing affordable, innovative products that improve their care and health.<br /><br /><strong><a href=",45.htm" target="_blank">Click here</a></strong> to learn more about our commitment to our Social Mission, view company updates and reviews, and view our awards &amp; accolades.

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Experience preferred but not required

Overview: Responsible for handling basic legal matters by applying legal knowledge, skills and training.
Responsibilities: Translates legal conditions into lay terms and effectively communicates basic legal principles to business clients.&nbsp; Drafts basic legal documentation and works on less complex cases or parts of larger cases. Work with Attorney and Senior Attorney on complex matters. Provide legal analysis and opinion as to complex matters under the direction of the Attorney or Senior Attorney. Appear in courts and administrative agencies on routine matters. Drafts basic contracts, pleadings, opinions, and provides legal analysis to business partners. Performs other related duties as assigned. Other duties may be assigned.
Requirements: <div><strong><span style="font-size: small;">Departmental Preferences:</span></strong></div> <ol> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Experience with drafting and negotiating sophisticated buy/sell commercial services agreements and counseling business clients regarding the same.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Experience with Medicare Advantage Part D administration and compliance matters and interpretation of Part D regulations and guidance.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Experience with pharmacy benefit design and operations; understanding of state pharmacy and insurance laws.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Experience with administrative hearings/appeals for facility audit disputes and member appeals.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Experience with drafting and negotiating various pharmacy-related agreements, such as benefit management and pharmacy network agreements; and pharmacy services agreements; pharmaceutical manufacturer rebate agreements; and medication therapy management agreements.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Working knowledge of Medicare Advantage Part C risk adjustment a definite plus.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Working knowledge of federal and state privacy laws and regulations a plus.</span></div> </li> <li> <div><span style="font-size: small;">Must be a member in good standing with the Michigan State Bar Association.</span></div> </li> </ol> <br /><br /> <div id="requisitionDescriptionInterface.ID1564.row1" class="inlinepanel" title=""><strong><span class="subtitle">Qualifications</span></strong></div> <span class="blockpanel"><span class="">&nbsp;</span></span> <ul> <li>Juris Doctor Degree in law required.</li> <li>Experience preferred but not required.</li> <li>Knowledge of court and agency procedures.</li> <li>Must have good clarity of thought, discretion and judgment ability.</li> <li>Must be able to develop rapport with client and to engender confidence with the client and in their own professional competence and judgment.</li> <li>Highly developed sense of ethics and integrity.</li> <li>Good analytical, negotiation, organizational, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.</li> <li>Capable to work effectively in a team environment.</li> <li>Ability to read, analyze and interpret statutes, general business and legal periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures and governmental regulations.</li> <li>Ability to write contracts, opinions, briefs, reports, business correspondence, pleadings and procedure manuals.</li> <li>Qualified to effectively present information and respond to questions from courts, regulators, clients, customers and the general public.</li> <li>Other related skills and/or abilities may be required to perform this job.</li> <li>Must be a member in good standing with the Michigan State Bar Association.</li> </ul>