America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
August 2013 — Present
Advocates AHIP interests in assigned states and interprets AHIP policy in determining AHIP positions on specific state legislation or regulations. Directs the activity of retained counsel in assigned states. Coordinates advocacy activities with all allied groups in assigned states, including member companies, coalitions, business and consumer groups and others as appropriate. Appears and advocates AHIP interests before legislative bodies or regulatory agencies as necessary and appropriate, including the presentation of oral and written testimony. Communicates with AHIP membership regularly through committees and/or all other appropriate means on activities of concern to AHIP and its members. Consults with insurance departments concerning rulings, interpretations of insurance laws and regulations, policy filing issues of an industry-wide nature, and any other insurance department proposals or actions relating to health insurance. Assists with the preparation of agendas and supporting material, and provides staff support for AHIP committees, subcommittees, task forces and work groups as assigned and lead discussions at same as appropriate. Represents AHIP to other state and national organizations as assigned. Establishes and maintains strong, positive working relationships with legislators, regulators and other state policymakers and their staffs. Establishes and maintains network of strategic political relationships. Supervise the work of State Affairs support staff, and other staff assigned to specific project teams.