Vice President, Health Policy

11 Jul, 2022

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Vice President, Health Policy

The ERISA Industry Committee
Washington, D.C.

About Us
The ERISA Industry Committee (ERIC) is a national business trade association representing the
largest and most prestigious companies in the country, advocating on health, retirement, paid
leave, and other compensation public policies at the federal, state, and local levels, and in the
courts as well. Founded over 40 years ago, ERIC shapes public policy to support the ability of
large employers in all industry sectors to offer employee benefits to their workforce and
families across the country.
About the Position
ERIC is looking for a high energy, highly motivated policy and advocacy professional to serve as
its Vice President, Health Policy. The Vice President, Health Policy will lead the development of
ERIC’s health care policy, be the key advocate to advance ERIC’s legislative and regulatory
priorities at the federal, state, and local levels, and provide strategic support to the ERIC Legal
Center on relevant health care litigation. This is a management position with direct reports.
ERIC’s Vice President, Health Policy, supports its corporate members – the heads of global
benefits, chief employee benefits counsel, and public policy executives – to identify, develop,
and advance policies that impact all aspects of employer-sponsored health coverage, including
the taxation of benefits, health care costs, quality, safety, and access, as well as compliance
with laws and regulations affecting how health care benefits are administered on a nationwide
basis.

ERIC’s Vice President, Health Policy must be a knowledgeable health policy leader and an
accomplished policy advocate. This position is highly visible with policymakers in Congress, the
federal agencies, state and local governments, as well as with corporate executives, the media,
and the advocacy community. The position reports to the ERIC President, is part of the ERIC
senior leadership team, and works closely with the ERIC Board of Directors and overall
membership.
The Vice President, Health Policy, also guides the ERIC Legal Center on litigation strategy to
support the ability of companies to administer health benefits uniformly across the country.
ERIC is involved in ongoing litigation, and regularly files amicus briefs on issues important to
large employer plan sponsors.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
• Engaging with ERIC membership, including the ERIC Board of Directors and ERIC’s
President and CEO, to set federal, state, and local public policy priorities affecting the design, cost, and/or taxation of health care benefits;
• Determining the strategy and leading advocacy efforts on behalf of ERIC’s member
companies to enact ERIC’s legislative and regulatory priorities;
• Monitoring and analyzing policy and political developments, crafting policy positions on
important health care initiatives, leveraging the expertise of ERIC member companies
and outside legal and political resources;
• Clearly communicating and developing consensus for strategic initiatives;
• Establishing credibility, trust, and support with member companies, policymakers,
media, and related interest groups in providing guidance and support on strategic
issues;
• Working on behalf of and with ERIC member companies, including managing coalitions
and coordinating the activity of allied organizations, to advance legislative and
regulatory priorities with political acumen;
• Preparing insightful and timely analyses for ERIC members on legislative and regulatory
developments, opportunities, and challenges, and communicating these both in writing
and through regular video and live updates with members;
• Overseeing the drafting and submission of regulatory comment letters;
• Developing and participating in meeting programs for association members, including
twice yearly in-person policy conferences;
• Managing internal staff and outside resources to ensure that ERIC’s mission is pursued
through federal and state advocacy;
• Engaging strategically with the media to support policy initiatives, with the support of
ERIC’s Communications team;
• Supporting efforts to attract and retain ERIC member companies, working with ERIC’s
senior leadership team;
• Providing expertise to the ERIC Legal Center related to potential amicus briefs or
litigation consistent with ERIC’s health care public policy priorities;
• Representing ERIC and enhancing ERIC’s recognized expertise through public speaking
opportunities;
• Preparing surveys to assist member companies with benchmarking and to help develop
policy positions; and
• Responding to member company questions, with an emphasis on service and
advancement of their interests before policymakers
Qualifications
• Minimum of eight (8) years of relevant health policy and advocacy experience
• Strong political, health policy, and business acumen
• Relevant experience advocating for federal public policy health care changes
• Experience engaging with senior leaders/executives/policymakers
• Excellent writing and oral communications skills
• Demonstrated track record of building consensus and constituencies
• Congressional and/or executive agency experience preferred Law or other advanced degree preferred.
Overall, the Vice President, Health Policy should be a consummate professional who
contributes at the strategic and tactical levels, represents the association in a professional
manner, takes an energetic approach to contributing to the success of our organization and its
mission, and embraces collaboration and teamwork.
The position is based in downtown Washington, DC, with limited domestic travel. The
organization is currently operating a virtual office, subject to changing conditions. Salary is
commensurate with experience.
Please send resume, cover letter, and references to employment@eric.org, outlining both why
you are qualified for this job and what you believe you could contribute to ERIC.

Job posted: 2022-07-11