American Specialty Health, Inc. is seeking a passionate and results-driven individual looking to contribute his/her skills to the Legal and Contracts team. The Contracts Administrator serves as a team Leader and to provide technical support to the Legal and Contracts Department.
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- Assists in supporting Department and is accountable for all activities within assigned scope of authority. Note: The individual in this position is not intended to practice law or provide legal advice.
- Prepares and manages standard form contracts, agreements and amendments including, but not limited to:
- Employer Agreements such as new business employer group contracts, group subscriber agreements and administrative/network agreements etc.; Health Plan Agreements such as new business capitation and compensation service agreements or new administrative/network agreements, etc.;
- Complex and New Products agreements and amendments for Healthyroads, Inc.
- Serves as subject matter expertise in a constantly evolving contracts environment and acts as a resource to the Contracts Team on assigned topics, products and projects
- Independently prepares revisions of various standard form contracts, agreements and amendments, including but not limited to, group agreements, health plan agreements, and member materials, as assigned by Manager.
- Collaborates with the Sales & Marketing Department, Account Management Department and other departments to develop negotiation parameters and strategies for use in the development of contracts to support new products agreements and amendments. Modifies standard template form agreements or develops new templates. Independently prepares non-standard modifications to reflect negotiated changes, within parameters approved by Manager.
- Acts as a Projects Lead to the Contracts Team and assists with Team assignments.
- Provides editorial and technical content expertise to the Contracts Team as assigned.
- Assists staff with contract, agreement and amendment negotiations with clients, including conference calls.
- Works with Regulatory Compliance Department to: a) ensure regulatory requirements, provided by the Regulatory Compliance Department, are included in agreements executed in certain states; and b) provide contract information and support needed for compliance activities.
- Represents the department with new product development and with implementations.
- Independently negotiates contracts, agreements and amendments with external clients, as assigned by Manager and within parameters approved by Manager.
- Informs Manager of urgent issues.
- Maintains Contracts and Agreements Library of executed agreements.
- Supports administrative and management functions of Department, including:
- Assists with training and development of staff.
- Provides Manager with periodic contract status updates regarding team assignments.
- Provides Manager with input regarding staff performance evaluations.
- Oversight of team efforts in department, as directed by Manager.
- Informs Manager of urgent issues.
- Interacts positively with other departments and external contacts as needed.
- Assists Manager with the training of staff on ASH policies and procedures, department goals and contract related matters.
- Represents ASH in an ethical, professional, and positive manner.
- Maintains all information and material received from employer and outside counsel during employment on a strictly confidential basis. The sharing of any information is strictly forbidden under any circumstances with any non-employee of the company.
- Maintains computer and system skills necessary to perform job functions.
- Photocopies, files, and faxes as needed to support job responsibilities.
- Bachelors degree in English, History, Political Science or equivalent; Masters degree in Health Care Administration, Legal degree or equivalent preferred. High school diploma required.
- Minimum 4 years progressive experience in contract drafting and negotiations.
- Experience in health plan or employee benefits field preferred.
- Proficient in MS Office.
- Demonstrated ability to interact in a positive, respectful manner and establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
- Ability to display excellent customer service to meet the needs and expectations of both internal and external customers.
- Excellent listening and interpersonal communication skills to identify critical core competencies based on success factors and organizational environment.
- Ability to effectively organize, prioritize, multi-task and manage time.
- Demonstrated accuracy and productivity in a changing environment with constant interruptions.
- Demonstrated ability to analyze information, problems, issues, situations and procedures to develop effective solutions.
- Ability to exercise strict confidentiality in all matters.
Primarily sedentary, able to sit for long periods of time.
Ability to speak, see and hear other personnel and/or objects. Ability to communicate both in verbal and written form. Ability to travel within the facility. Capable of using a telephone and computer keyboard. Ability to lift up to 10 lbs.
Usual office setting.
American Specialty Health is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact our Human Resources Department at (800) 848-3555 x6702.
ASH will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Companys legal duty to furnish information.