Public Policy Advisor

24 Jul, 2022


Public Policy Advisor

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Detroit, MI

Departmental Summary

Under limited supervision monitors and provides consultative analysis on state and federal public policy regulations and legislation to assess the impact on organizational processes and strategy, and the political likelihood of the intended change. Develops public policy solutions to influence government policy and legislative direction to improve the regulatory and economic environment in which Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (BCBSM) and its subsidiaries operates



*Develop organizational responses or positions relative to existing, proposed or potential policies. *Develop strategies to mitigate or leverage the impact of public policy on BCBSM. *Develop and present executive level presentations on public policy concerns, recommendations and advocacy.


Collaborate with Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) and America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), while representing BCBSM in industry meetings, and discussions on public policy and advocacy approaches.

Departmental Preferences

* Conduct high-level and detailed analyses of proposed or final regulations and legislation. * Educate business leaders on the consequences or opportunities of legislation and regulation. * Advise executives and directors on advocacy positions, advocacy strategy and implementation requirements. * Maintain knowledge on the evolving policy and political environment and remain current on public opinions.


Lead collaboration meetings with internal stakeholders to understand analyses, disseminate details, discuss advocacy positions and develop strategies on policy changes.


Proactive idea generation and advocacy strategy development to improve public policy and achieve organizational goals to improve access to health care, improve health care quality and reduce health care cost.


Education & Experience

* Bachelor’s degree in public health, public policy, political science, law or related field is required. Master’s degree in a related field or Juris Doctorate (JD) is preferred. * A minimum of five (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 is required.

Ability to do

* Ability to understand how regulatory and legislative changes translate to business impact. * Ability to analyze and synthesize very detailed and complicated documentation, regulations and legislation.

Departmental Requirements

* Advanced ability to effectively interface and present to audiences of different sizes and levels in the organization and externally. * Ability to manage competing priorities and projects. * Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office suites.  * Ability to draw conclusions from health policy and the business environment to develop insights on how policy making could impact the industry and business in the future.

Knowledge & Skills

* Advanced knowledge of the healthcare regulatory landscape, commercial health reform, health policy, legislative and executive government branches, advocacy groups, and political parties. * Advanced written and oral communications skills.


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Job posted: 2022-07-24