The Trust is currently seeking a team member to expand its monitoring of legislative and regulatory affairs, conduct assessments of the strategic impact of regulations and legislation on the Trust, discuss public policy solutions to applicable legislation and regulations, and provide additional expertise on various Medicare rules.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Specialist will be expected to:
• Maintain knowledge of the evolving legislation, policy and regulatory environment pertinent to the Trust and remain current on public opinions
• Engage in idea generation for advocacy strategy development on how to achieve the Trust’s goals
• Conduct Legislative Monitoring and Analysis activities. Specifically, the Specialist will focus on State-level Matters on important issues in key Trust states.
• Identify emerging legislative issues for tracking, assist in determining which Trust partners or coalitions may be well suited to respond, and provide updates to Trust leadership
• Review relevant government programs (e.g.; Affordable Care Act, Medicare, EGWPs, etc.) as well as in-process regulations to assist in determining impacts to the Trust and consulting with other departments to develop robust impact analyses
• Assist in the preparation of Trust communications to various agencies on relevant regulatory proposals and similar matters (e.g.; Medicare provider payment rules, FDA regulations, etc.)
• Review certain periodic publications, interpret those publications for the Trust, lead the discussion of such publications with cross-functional internal teams, and prepare relevant summaries (e.g.; March MedPAC Report, CMS Medicare Advantage Part C and Part D Star Ratings publications)
• Assist with election monitoring and determination of likely impacts, including responsibility for tracking certain State-level races and legislative initiatives. The Specialist should engage and provide suggestions as to which local and national elections should be tracked.
• Serve as an additional general subject matter expert on legislative and regulatory affairs
• Represent the Trust with various coalitions on health policy
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE, COMPETENCIES, AND EDUCATION
Bachelor’s Degree in public health, public policy, political science, political theory, or related field • Master’s degree in a related field (preferred)
3 - 5 years of experience in public policy, government affairs, state or federal government, a policy institute or consultancy, political or policy work for a state or federal legislator or other related experience
Advanced knowledge of the healthcare regulatory landscape, health policy, legislative and government branches, advocacy groups, and political parties.
Knowledge of Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicare Part D
Ability to intake large volumes of information, summarize that information at multiple levels (executive, leadership, internal working team)
Business acumen on health care trends, regulatory environment, and marketplace with the ability to translate such knowledge into identifying risks and opportunities for the Trust
Advanced written and oral communication skills
Ability to effectively present to audiences of different sizes, levels, and existing knowledge internally at the Trust and externally
Advanced internet research skills
Experience with the health care system, particularly insured products, pharmacy benefit managers, and public programs preferred
Internal Number: 101719
About UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust
The Trust was established as a result of the 2007 collective bargaining agreements between the UAW and the three auto companies. Under the agreements, retiree health care liabilities were transferred to a new independent Voluntary Employee Beneficiary Association (VEBA), which is composed of three separate Plans (GM, Ford and Chrysler). The federal courts approved this agreement in three class action settlements (download a copy of each settlement agreement below). After the settlements, a Trust agreement was signed to create the UAW Retiree Medical Benefits Trust (the "Trust").When the Trust launched in January 2010, it became the largest non-governmental purchaser of retiree health care in the United States, covering over 860,000 members. Since then, the Trust has focused on retiree health care and making benefit changes to ensure the continuation of the funds.