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Vice President of Legal and Chief Compliance Counsel

Illinois

Title: Vice President, Legal and Chief Compliance Counsel

GoHealth Intro: As a leading health insurance marketplace, Go Health’s mission is to improve access to healthcare in America. For customers, enrolling in a health insurance plan is confusing and difficult, and seemingly small differences between plans can lead to significant out-of-pocket costs or lack of access to critical medicines and even providers. We use our technology, agents, and expertise to cut through the confusion and get customers enrolled in a plan with the right coverage and benefits.

 

Why Apply: GoHealth has established a culture where our employees feel empowered, engaged and inspired. We are looking for builders who will contribute to the long-term health of the company. We also understand that you may not check every box in our requirements list, most applicants don’t! In fact, frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. GoHealth encourages you to break that statistic and to apply today!

About the role: GoHealth is seeking a Vice President of Legal and Chief Compliance Counsel to join our Legal Department. This individual will be reporting directly to the Chief Legal Officer and will be responsible for leading GoHealth’s regulatory and compliance programs, including all compliance with Medicare laws, state insurance regulations, privacy rules, and advertising practices all while serving as an instrumental partner to the Company’s senior executives on regulatory and broader legal matters.

What you’ll do:

  • Partner with the Company’s key executives, including the Chief Growth Officer and Chief Marketing Officer and their teams, to evaluate and develop new Medicare Advantage and related products, programs, services and marketing materials to ensure regulatory compliance and oversee remediation when issues arise;
  • Represent GoHealth’s compliance program before clients and regulators, including in-person summits, regular virtual meetings and written communications.
  • Serve as strong advocate for GoHealth with external parties (including customers, regulators and others) to bring business and regulatory expertise to further business objectives in a heavily regulated market
  • Review and monitor all Medicare Advantage scripting and marketing utilized by the business to ensure compliance.
  • Lead a team of attorneys and compliance specialists to educate and train Company employees, draft and maintain policies and procedures, ensure compliant operational practices in collaboration with other business leaders.
  • Lead team that performs compliance audits and implement corrective actions for GoHealth and related entities.

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor's Degree and Juris Doctor (J.D.) from an accredited institution are required
  • Minimum five years of experience working with healthcare and insurance laws either in a law firm or in-house setting with particular experience in Medicare and other healthcare-related regulatory/legal frameworks, including HIPPA, PPACA, etc.
  • Member of at least one state bar
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience managing a compliance department is preferred

Location: Hybrid

Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, GoHealth has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely. This is inclusive of interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day. Please consider that our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we're safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities and the CDC.

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