Policy Analyst

12 Nov, 2022


Policy Analyst

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island
Smithfield, RI

The Policy Analyst works to ensure that government and enterprise-wide policies achieve desired effects with the most efficiency. The analyst is a specialized project manager, and generally assess the efficacy of potential initiatives, laws, regulations and policies. After identifying an initiative or policy to examine, the policy analyst develops a project plan, defining what data must be gathered and what metrics must be examined. After developing a project plan, the policy analyst delegates tasks to Public Affairs Work Group team members, which may include gathering a specific data set or monitoring the performance of a specific system. After data is gathered and trends are identified, the Analyst prepares a report detailing the efficacy of the program, weaknesses, strengths, and recommendations for improvement. At this point, the Policy Analyst submits the report, often making presentations to stakeholders such as corporate executives and governmental department heads. If the stakeholders approve of the recommendations made in the report, the Analyst works with internal leaders to implement the recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Communicates public policy, legislative and regulatory developments to different constituencies throughout the Company, including C-Suite level leaders and the Board of Directors, in a manner that is relevant to business areas as well as defining so-what implications
    • Analyzes State and Federal budgets; determines impact on Neighborhood, Medicaid and Medicare; research, gather, analyze, integrate and report on quantitative and qualitative data
    • Monitors and provides summary of State and Federal legislation that impacts Neighborhood, Medicaid and Medicare; works with appropriate Neighborhood business owner in developing Neighborhood’s responses
    • Serves as resource for questions relating to state and federal legislative policy initiatives
  • Manages internal Public Affairs Work Group
    • Leads annual Legislative Affairs planning session
    • Manages day-to-day work of company lobbyist
  • Assists in scheduling and coordination of visits and meetings with federal, state and local government officials, prepping the C-Suite executives for their meetings
    • Drafts needed legislative testimony (written or and/or oral) and works with appropriate business owners to refine
    • Drafts language and/or revisions to new and pending legislation and regulations as needed
    • Writes policy papers, including Health Plan Performance Series, for external audiences
    • Assists presenters with their talking points for their policy forum presentation
  • Relationship Management
    • Attends external policy-related meetings, working closely with key stakeholders
    • Participates in conference calls and other events with national organizations related to changes in federal policy; interacts with RI congressional staff
    • Collaborates with RIHCA in support of policy research and development, and legislative work
    • Manages company Association relationship efforts (ACAP, AHIP, HPA)
      • Assists ACAP and other state and federal partners with policy research and analysis
  • Reviews news sources for Medicaid and other relevant health policy information
    • Maintains daily monitoring of major news sources
  • Assists Enterprise Initiatives Governance Committee with policies, processes, record keeping and implementation of enterprise-wide initiatives , as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Corporate Compliance Responsibility – As an essential function, responsible for complying with Neighborhoods Corporate Compliance Program, Standards of Business Conduct, applicable contracts, laws, rules and regulations, policies and procedures as it applies to individual job duties, the department, and the Company. This position must exercise due diligence to prevent, detect and report unlawful and/or unethical conduct by fellow co-workers, professional affiliates and/or agents



  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in government affairs/public policy
  • Thorough knowledge of current health care reform issues, public health issues
  • Knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare and other public health models
  • Strong research skills. Ability to synthesize a large amount of information into condensed and accurate documents
  • Excellent organization, strong written/verbal communications and writing styles with an eye for detail, learn quickly and work within tight deadlines, managing multiple priorities at a time
  • Ability to build good working relationships and communicate and interact well with widely diverse groups and individuals
  • Self-motivated team member, able to work independently and as part of a team, comfortable coordinating work with all levels of staff
  • Commitment to outstanding customer service and continuous quality and process improvement
  • Intermediate to Advanced skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and online research
  • Ability to maintain discretion and confidentiality


  • Bachelors Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration

Neighborhood Health Plan of Rhode Island is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Job posted: 2022-11-12