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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 Group Insurance business. Cigna's Group Insurance business includes Group Life, Accident and Disability Insurance products. This position will be responsible for handling matters related to ERISA, privacy, taxation, group insurance products, self-funded plan administration, and regulatory compliance. Voluntary product knowledge is a plus. 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. International experience is also a plus. Responsibilities: Primary responsibilities include providing support as part of a team of lawyers for all aspects of Cigna Group Insurance, including group disability, life and accident products, client account support, voluntary products and other specialized business projects and segments. The Counsel will frequently interact with business managers/staff and employer-policyholders. The Counsel may manage outside counsel relationships related to his or her responsibilities. The Counsel will participate in industry groups and work with internal lobbyist on identifying and responding to legislation impacting the business. The Counsel must:
Manage projects, drive tasks to conclusion and execute effectively alongside knowledgeable, experienced internal clients.
Provide creative, proactive, customer-focused, solution-oriented advice to advance and protect business goals, mitigate risks and achieve objectives.
Strive to identify opportunities and solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Legal team interaction with the business and delivery of legal advice.
Counsel, and collaboratively work with the business as they develop and drive to conclusion, new products and services necessary to support business segment goals.
Occasionally, engage and manage outside counsel and interact with regulators.
Assess risk and ambiguity.
Work collaboratively and build relationships with members of the Legal Department in disparate areas to provide holistic advice to the segment encompassing input from areas outside of the U.S. Business Law team.
JD/Bar membership required.
Minimum of 6+ years relevant in-house or law firm legal experience.
Subject matter knowledge in: ERISA, privacy, tax, group disability, life and accident insurance products, third party benefits administration and contracting.
This position requires a customer-focused approach to problem solving and the ability to efficiently manage a diverse workload.
Strong work ethic and excellent judgment.
Strong analytical, negotiation and communication skills.
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.