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The U.S. Business Law team seeks an experienced Counsel to join a team of lawyers responsible for providing advice and counsel to Cigna's U.S. Commercial business on issues related to Cigna products, programs, services and business relationships. This position will be responsible for providing timely, practical and creative legal advice and business counsel in areas of responsibility and ensuring compliance with legal requirements, minimizing enterprise risk, and protecting Cigna's reputation. A demonstrated ability to assess ambiguity and risk and counsel internal business clients is essential. Working as part of a team, the Counsel must understand and apply the law against current business goals and challenges and effectively deliver appropriate solution-oriented advice in a fast-paced environment. The ability to think strategically and pro-actively is also highly desired.
Provides counsel for the fee-for-value programs, including, program development, creation and
maintenance of standard contracting documents and negotiation support.
Working with the compliance team, ensure fee-for-value programs comply with federal and state laws, including privacy, ERISA, and state managed care laws.
Supports Sales including negotiation of ASO agreements, NDA's, BAAs, issue resolution
Works with the compliance team to respond to regulatory inquiries and complaints.
Supports Contracting through negotiation of provider contracts, and provider issue resolution.
Resolution of disputes with goal to achieve best business result.
Manage projects, drive tasks to conclusion and execute effectively alongside knowledgeable, experienced internal clients.
Occasionally, engage and manage outside counsel and interact with regulators.
Work collaboratively and build relationships with members of the Legal Department across multiple business areas.
J.D. from accredited law school and Bar membership
Minimum of 5 years corporate legal department or law firm experience. Experience in managed care contracting strongly preferred.
Strong analytical skills required.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated highly effective research and analysis.
Strong interpersonal skills and highly collaborative with ability to influence others and build strong professional relationships.
Demonstrated good judgment and willingness to take on difficult projects.
Ability to independently identify issues and propose practical legal and business solutions.
Uses a customer-focused and creative approach to problem solving and the ability to efficiently manage priorities effectively.
Strong negotiation skills.
A demonstrated commitment to integrity and ethical decision making
Strong work ethic with effective time-management.
Clinical experience a plus.
Broad knowledge of the health care and insurance industries a plus.
CIGNA, a global health service company, is dedicated to helping people improve their health, well-being and security. CIGNA Corporation's operating subsidiaries provide an integrated suite of medical, dental, behavioral health, pharmacy and vision care benefits, as well as group life, accident and disability insurance, to more than 46 million people throughout the United States and around the world. To learn more about CIGNA, visit www.cigna.com.