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NJAHP Director of Government Affairs 

The New Jersey Association of Health Plans is a non-profit trade association representing the major health insurance carriers in the state, including the Managed Care Organizations that partner with the State to serve Medicaid beneficiaries.   The Association works with its member carriers to advocate for the interests of the health care payer community with regulators, members of the Legislature, and other stakeholders throughout New Jersey.  The Association also serves to develop working relationships and coalition partners on issues of mutual interest.

Detailed Job Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

-        Legislative:

  • Track legislation for NJAHP via GovNet and other NJAHP internal tracking systems
  • Develop relationships with staff and principals from the Governor’s Office
  • Monitor legislative committee meetings, voting sessions and executive actions related to NJAHP-tracked bills and report back to membership;
  • Work with NJAHP’s contract lobbying firm (MBI) on legislative strategy
  • Prepare position papers and written bill testimony

-        Regulatory:

  • Track regulatory action from key agencies including the Departments of Insurance, Health and Human Services.

-        Association:

  • Support the NJAHP President in the everyday work of the NJAHP
  • Respond to requests from NJAHP members
  • Develop relationships with staff and principals from various provider groups, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and other stakeholders
  • Develop NJAHP content (including reports, information for the website, policy papers, and other items as requested by NJAHP President and/or carrier members)
  • Assist in developing content for and editing the weekly and monthly NJAHP newsletters.
  • Participate in work groups and committees on behalf of NJAHP
  • Assist with developing the agendas and other materials for the regular monthly Legislative and Medicaid Committee meetings; draft and finalize minutes for meetings or distribution to members
  • AHIP Monthly State Trade Executives meetings

-        Other Areas of Responsibility:

  • Attend, take notes for distribution, and facilitate follow ups for the following regularly occurring State-run meetings:
    • Medicaid Fraud/MCO Meetings (quarterly)
    • MAAC Meetings (quarterly)
    • Medicaid Contract Issues (monthly)
    • Medicaid/MCO COVID-19 Clinical/Ops Call (weekly on Thursdays)
    • Other relevant public meetings as scheduled by DHS/DMAHS, DOBI, and DOH
  • Represent NJAHP on Board/Commissions/Work Groups as necessary

To apply please send your resume to mfriberg@njahp.org.