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Public Policy and Advocacy Manager

Public Policy and Advocacy Manager
Organization: Business Group on Health
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 02/26/2024


Business Group on Health, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is a member network of health and benefits professionals who represent large employers and industry partners across the U.S. and globally. Our members are primarily Fortune 500 companies and large public sector employers, including the most innovative health care purchasers, who provide health coverage for more than 60 million workers, retirees, and their families in 200 countries. We are dedicated to finding innovative solutions to health, well-being, and workforce strategy issues. For further information, see Business Group on Health.


Business Group on Health is hiring a Manager to support the public policy and advocacy needs of our members by analyzing, writing and presenting relevant health and benefits-related laws, statutes and regulations. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced professional who wants to apply their knowledge to support members on benefits compliance and design matters.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Proactively identify, analyze, and track legislation and regulations of significance to Business Group members.
  • Research, review, and create a variety of written materials that clearly and concisely describe policy and compliance options and developments. Present complex and detailed policy matters to a variety of audiences with a succinct and objective voice.
  • With minimal oversight, promptly and appropriately respond to requests for assistance and information from Business Group members and colleagues covering background, general requirements and health plan administration and design questions that relate to policy and regulatory developments.
  • Contribute to and, when appropriate, develop and respond to requests for policy analysis, research, and information from members, policymakers, and Business Group colleagues within tight deadlines.
  • Recommend changes to advocacy strategy and deliverables as the policy and regulatory environment evolves.
  • Work with the Vice President and others to strengthen ties between the Business Group, other organizations, and member government relations teams.
  • Stay abreast of relevant literature and research on key policy issues for members and other Business Group team members.
  • Provide research, analysis, and written materials supporting the organization as needed, including for policy presentations and statements, newsletters, and policy alerts, regulatory and legislative comment letters, among others.
  • Along with others, participate in external policy meetings, coalitions, and information exchanges as appropriate.


We are looking for a self-starter with a positive attitude and strong work ethic who enjoys working collaboratively with others across the organization. Additional Qualifications include –

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Strong consideration for Master’s degree or equivalent related experience, in public policy, health policy, health or benefits law.
  • 7 or more years of professional experience in health policy analysis and research with a demonstrated history in developing and delivering effective materials (e.g. newsletter, presentations, guides, checklists, comment letters, etc.) and implementing advocacy strategies.
  • Experience with ERISA plans, employer-sponsored health care, health insurance carrier requirements, or operations for the employer market, or other payer experience in a corporate setting, business consulting, employer health plan or health care policy consulting a strong plus.
  • Experience writing for a corporate audience a strong plus.
  • Proven track record managing a wide range of assigned projects from concept to completion on time and with minimal supervision.
  • Identifies emerging risks and challenges and brings proposed solutions to supervisor for discussion and approval.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new subject matter quickly and become conversant in it.
  • Strong critical thinking and research skills, including familiarity with trusted health policy and benefits sources.
  • Exceptional ability to set goals, measure progress, and meet deadlines, while managing multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.


Our organization is a preeminent driver of change in the industry. Be part of a dynamic, innovative and collaborative team that is making a difference. Advance your career while also taking advantage of our generous rewards package. Apply Here. Business Group on Health is an equal opportunity employer. No phone calls please.

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