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Associate General Counsel - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Jose
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and -your life's best work.(sm)



You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.



Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provide counsel to Optum Financial on health benefit account products with a focus on compliance of the products with federal, state and local laws governing employee benefits
  • Applicable areas of law include ERISA, Cafeteria Plans, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, Health Savings Accounts, Affordable Care Act, COBRA, HIPAA, and GLBA
  • Monitor legislative and regulatory activity to identify and communicate changes impacting health benefit accounts. Counsel Optum Financial on impacts to health benefit account business
  • Advocate for Optum Financial in interactions between the business and its clients, from consultative discussions about the compliance of product features to resolution of disputes around performance under services agreements
  • Draft and review terms and conditions, custodial agreements, cardholder agreements, services agreements, disclaimers and disclosures, and other language for documents related to health benefit account administration



    You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
    Required Qualifications:


    • Juris Doctorate degree
    • 3+ years working in-house or at a law firm
    • A proven track record demonstrating the ability to independently make decisions regarding complex legal and corporate issues




      Preferred Qualifcations:


      • Knowledge of consumer driven health care products including, health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts, health reimbursement arrangements
      • Knowledge of ERISA and/or experience providing employee benefits counsel
      • Ability to build and maintain rapport with superiors, peers, subordinates and external company contacts




        To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment



        Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)



        Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, or New York City Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut/Nevada/New York City residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.



        *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.




        Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.



        UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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