Assistant General Counsel

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Nov 14, 2018
Jan 11, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time

Health Care that Starts with You!

Join a truly mission-driven organization! Independent, nonprofit UCare is recognized as one of the Minnesota's leading health plans. We provide more than 225,000 members across Minnesota and western Wisconsin with the health coverage plans and services they need to maintain and improve their health. The innovative coverage we create makes a difference for Medicare-eligible individuals, individuals and families enrolled in Minnesota Health Care Programs, such as MinnesotaCare and Medical Assistance, and disabled adults with special health care needs. UCare is growing in size, membership, products, geographic coverage, and employees. We're an organization that's going places. Be part of a team that cares about you, be part of UCare.


At UCare, we deliver high-quality health coverage and services to help members of all ages maintain and improve their health. It's a big job that takes innovative ideas, strategic partnerships, and a commitment to doing the right thing. Above all, it takes a compassionate team that is dedicated to making a real difference in the lives of our members and our communities.


Working at UCare is more than just a career; it's a mission. A mission that defines us as professionals, unites us as an organization, and shapes how we interact with our members and each other. Our values of integrity, community, quality, flexibility, and respect permeate every aspect of our organization - from who we are and how we act, to what we do and how we do it. We owe our continued success to our employees who proudly embody our mission and values in everything they do.


Position Description

This position is responsible to provide legal advice on a range of business and regulatory issues, including but not limited to provider payment and contracting, credentialing, information system contracting, and member privacy.  Support the Chief Legal Officer in managing and coordinating responses to litigation and to government audits and investigations.  Participate in product development, implementation and management, which may include providing legal advice on products in the health insurance exchange.

·Understand UCare's business operations and goals, and the regulations and government contract requirements affecting UCare's business.

·Participate in committees and workgroups as appropriate, including but not limited to the Credentialing Committee.

·Advise Provider Relations & Contracting Department on provider contract issues, and maintain and update provider contract templates consistent with current business and regulatory requirements.

·Respond to requests for advice and proactively identify potential legal issues; conduct related research and analysis, and clearly communicate advice and recommendations, including options where appropriate.

·Review, draft, and negotiate as appropriate, contracts with vendors, working with business leaders to address business goals and communicate legal risks; oversee the Paralegal in managing vendor contract files.

·Support the Chief Legal Officer in managing litigation, including working with outside counsel, determining strategy, and responding to discovery requests.

·Collaborate with the Paralegal in maintaining contract templates for vendors and delegates, including information systems licensing, purchase and maintenance agreements, and advise Paralegal in responding to variations from template language.

·Advise the Compliance, Accounting and Government Relations Departments regarding regulatory audits and investigations, as determined by the Chief Legal Officer.

·Provide legal guidance as appropriate to the Privacy Officer, Information Security Officer and to business leaders facing data privacy issues.

·Provide legal services as otherwise determined by the Chief Legal Officer.


Law degree from accredited law school.  License in good standing to practice in the State of Minnesota.  Graduate or undergraduate degrees in health administration, health policy or business preferred.

Required Experience

Three years' experience as a practicing attorney focusing on health law and provider and/or health plan clients.

Preferred Experience

Experience practicing law in a managed care environment, advising clients on commercial insurance business and regulatory issues.


UCare is proud to be a recognized Star Tribune Top Workplace for the 9th consecutive year. As a part of our collaborative team, you'll experience the rewards that come with helping others and seeing the positive results of your hard work. We value and respect each individual's ideas and contributions, and give you the freedom to grow both personally and professionally. We are centrally located, and offer onsite education, equipment and wellness resources, a myriad of volunteer activities, and a number of other rewards. If you're looking for a welcoming environment that celebrates what you have to offer, helps you build on your strengths, and gives you the opportunity to truly make a difference, we invite you to apply.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.


Enter a highly collaborative environment where people are truly engaged, and feedback is valued. You'll enjoy a competitive salary and benefits, as well as a host of other perks, including a nationally recognized wellness program, and a bright, open, award-winning office space in Northeast Minneapolis just minutes from major freeways and retail centers. At UCare, we welcome and employ a diverse employee group committed to meeting the needs of UCare, our members, and the communities we serve.

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