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Senior Public Policy Analyst (ACA/Employer Markets)

Resp & Qualifications

The Senior Public Policy Analyst proactively develops and promotes positions on legislative and regulatory matters with input from internal stakeholders to further CareFirst's priorities. The Senior Analyst educates CareFirst associates, which leads them to a deeper appreciation and understanding for external policies and policy development and why it matters.


  • Provide timely and thorough insight to internal leadership and the broader associate community on regulatory and legislative developments and emerging policy issues. Provide insight on regular, ongoing forums for sharing these developments to streamline policy education and provide a cross-jurisdictional understanding of the policy landscape to spur innovation on new communication methods.


  • Develop analyses, creative solutions, and written responses to specific state and Federal legislation, regulation, and sub-regulatory guidance through intake and synthesis of internal stakeholder input to ensure policy positions align with corporate goals. Develop publications for the CareFirst website and other company communication channels, such as social media, brokers and accounts.


  • Assist with specific policy analyses being conducted by external consultants and internal experts, providing necessary data and subject matter expertise to facilitate the studies.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education Level: Bachelor's Degree

Education Details: Political Science, Health Policy, Mathematics, Finance or related field

Experience: 5 years experience in health care policy environment focused on policy and communication.

In Lieu of Education: In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an additional 4 years of relevant work experience is required in addition to the required work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Administration, or Related Field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Knowledge of state legislative and regulatory processes, public policy analysis
In-depth understanding of healthcare payor industry and operational processes and impacts of regulatory guidance
Understanding of insurance products and regulatory environment
Proven analytical and problem-solving skills to evaluate business processes and recommend effective solutions
Experience in project management, business process analysis, work flow, and task analysis
Analytical skills and understanding of where to find information germane to mandates
Written and oral communications skills
Ability to work with all levels within the organization and to build highly cooperative and productive relationships
Ability to coordinate multiple public policy activities within a dynamic environment
Ability to communicate to diverse audiences through a variety of methods
Ability to work with senior management and with their full confidence
Ability to present complex ideas to create a clear picture of impacts to the organization
Ability to act on behalf of management in a manner that is consistent with divisional vision
Ability to act in consultative manner to project teams charged with operationalizing mandates
PC skills, including Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, and Word

Travel Requirements:
Estimate Amount: 10% Occasional travel between Baltimore and DC offices


Department: Public Policy

Equal Employment Opportunity

CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer.  It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Hire Range Disclaimer

Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.

Where To Apply

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Closing Date

Please apply before: 10/14/21

Federal Disc/Physical Demand

Note:  The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.


The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position.  Occasional walking or standing is required.  The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects.  The associate must frequently talk and hear.  Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.

Sponsorship in US

Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship

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