Anthem Health Policy Director - (PS7543KT) in Des Moines, Iowa

Health Policy Director - (PS7543KT)

Location: Washington DC, District of Columbia, United States

Field: Public Affairs/Communications

Requisition #: PS7543

Post Date: May 31, 2018

Anthem, Inc. is one of the nation's leading health benefits companies and a Fortune Top 50 company. At Anthem, Inc., we are working together to transform health care with trusted and caring solutions.

Bring your expertise to our innovative culture where you will have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives, and to take your career further than you can imagine.

Health Policy Director

Anthem is seeking a Health Policy Director to join our Public Policy Team .

The Anthem Public Policy team is looking to fill one position at the Director level.

The Health Policy Director will be responsible for leading a portfolio of public policy issues, as well as assisting policy team members on a broad range of policy issues.

The Health Policy Director’s primary duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Working on a portfolio of specific public policy issues, to include, but are not limited to: Social Determinants of Health, Medicaid, Medigap, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

  • Also assisting with issues, including, but not limited to: Federal Employee Program, Federal Employees Health Benefits, and Medicare Administrative Contractors policy issues.

  • Assisting other policy team members on issues in their portfolios, as needed.

  • As part of this work, the Health Policy Director will work with internal experts and leadership to develop public policy positions in support of enterprise goals and objectives

  • Fostering relationships with Public Affairs staff, business leaders, and subject matter experts to ensure policy positioning supports Anthem’s goals and reflects and leverages all resources and expertise.

  • Monitoring and evaluating proposed legislation and regulations, while identifying public policy issues, assessing the impact, and developing recommendations.

  • Leading and developing comment letters in response to proposed Federal regulations and significant sub-regulatory guidance.

  • Ensuring the availability of talking points and materials, coordinating related activities, and facilitating the flow of information between impacted areas.

  • Working with Compliance and Regulatory Affairs teams, ensuring these teams have timely information needed to move forward on the implementation of key legislation or regulations.

  • Participating in workgroups hosted by external industry/trade groups.

  • Serving as a resource to Anthem associates.

Preferred Location -

1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 710 Washington, DC 20004

Option to work in any Anthem location within the US

May be up to 10% travel for meeting based on needs of the department.

Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and is a 2016 DiversityInc magazine Top 50 Company for Diversity. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at EOE. M/F/Disability/Veteran.

Health Policy Director Requirements:

  • BA/BS in a related field

  • 8 years of experience in health policy development or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background

  • 5 years’ experience leading and developing comment letters in response to proposed Federal regulations and/or significant sub-regulatory guidance

  • Proven experience analyzing and developing clear and concise communications addressing policy proposals, legislation, and regulation

  • Strong analytical and communications skills, including the ability to translate complex ideas into understandable and compelling communications

  • Strong writing skills, including ability to develop persuasive arguments in support of recommendations

  • Experience conducting presentations (In person and virtual)

  • Interpersonal skills and ability to work in a fast-paced team environment focused on collaboration and achieving consensus, supporting common goals

  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, self-motivated, and capable of managing multiple policy issues and projects simultaneously


  • Advanced degree in public policy, public health, law or a related field