Aetna Sr Government Relations Specialist - NAIC in Washington, District Of Columbia

Req ID: 37690BR


Supports and enhances effective State and Federal advocacy related to state policy issues, including issues with the NAIC, through strategic issue assessment, policy development and analysis, timely production of advocacy materials, thought leader development, and coalition building.

Fundamental Components:

Develops and executes the Public Policy Plan for NAIC and other state policy issues; includes utilizing environmental scan and incorporating business priorities from business leaders and Government Affairs colleagues to set priorities for position development and State and Federal advocacy material preparation, updating the plan for changing events as necessary.

Identifies the key policy issues and debates related to the NAIC and other state policy issues and Government business; collaborates with business leaders to understand business priorities; develops, recommends, and gains approval of Aetna policy positions on these issues.

Drafts and gains company approval on full range of advocacy materials for use with State and Federal legislators and regulators which effectively articulate rationale for Aetna positions.

Synthesizes and utilizes up to date data and analyses supported by credible external thought leadership. Material to be produced include full range of policy papers; slide decks, issue briefs, and talking points, that are logical, analytical and well written for intended audience.

Actively and strategically educates and develops strong working relationships with a set of external, credible thought leaders (Key Opinion Leaders) in think tanks and academic institutions who exert tangible thought leadership on key state policy issues, particularly those involving the NAIC, including AHIP and other large health insurers and coalitions.

Attend NAIC meetings and participate in the industry regarding the development of model laws and regulations consistent with the NAIC strategic plan as developed by the SGA team.

Working with SGA, routinely reports on NAIC issues and participate in SGA strategic plan regarding NAIC issues, identify the Tier 1 and Tier 2 issues which will significantly impact Aetnas business segments.

Coordinate with SGA team to track NAICs state, federal and international affairs issues and priorities and develop a familiarity with our business segments operations concerns and interests.

Monitor and assess relevant NAIC state, federal and international developments to Aetna of emerging issues and share current events, trends, news developments that may impact Aetna and its business lines.

Anticipate and identify opportunities to advance Aetnas key priorities through strategic positioning and communications efforts, in coordination with the State Government Affairs team.


5-10 years of experience in either state or federal public policy and/or in a legislation or regulatory affairs arena related to NAIC.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Functional - Government Relations/State/7-10 Years


General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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