Premera Blue Cross Associate General Counsel in Mountlake Terrace, Washington

Join Our Team: Do Meaningful Work and Improve People’s Lives

Our purpose, to improve customers’ lives by making healthcare work better, is far from ordinary. And so are our employees. Working at Premera means you have the opportunity to drive real change by transforming healthcare.

To better serve our customers, we’re creating a culture that promotes employee growth, collaborative innovation, and inspired leadership. We are committed to creating an environment where employees can do their best work and where best-in-class talent comes, stays, and thrives!

As Associate General Counsel, you will work as a member of the Regulatory Affairs team. In this fast-paced role, you will provide analysis and consultation to the business on the impacts of regulatory requirements in an environment that is constantly evolving. As a trusted advisor, you will partner closely with the business to determine their ultimate goals and provide creative solutions when roadblocks are presented.

What you’ll do

  • Provide legal analysis and consultative services that is consistent with Premera’s values as well as applicable laws and regulations while balancing legal risks with business objectives.
  • Collaborate with clients (at all levels of the organization) to determine their business goals, and provide legal guidance.
  • Take initiative to solve complex legal and regulatory problems.
  • Responsible for consulting on issues pertaining to benefits contracts.
  • Maintain knowledge of client's current business activities, as well as an understanding of the current regulatory environment.

What you’ll bring

  • Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • Must have passed WA State Bar Exam or be eligible to take exam.
  • Two (2) years’ experience in a major law firm, corporate setting, or government agency providing legal services in a progressive legal environment to business or government clients.
  • Experience in federal and state (Washington/Alaska) health plan benefits law, including the Affordable Care Act, and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA).
  • Experience with government benefit programs (Medicaid/Medicare) is a plus!
  • Ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to navigate sensitive conversations and present solutions in a tactful manner.
  • High level of independence and desire to be self-managed.

What we offer

Premera is proud to offer a comprehensive benefits package including:

  • Medical, vision and dental coverage
  • Life and disability insurance
  • Retirement programs (401K employer match and pension plan)
  • Wellness incentives, onsite services, a discount program and more
  • Tuition assistance for undergraduate and graduate degrees
  • Generous Paid Time Off to reenergize
  • Free parking


Job Title: Associate General Counsel

Job ID: 11549

Location: Mountlake Terrace, WA

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Equal employment opportunity/Affirmative action

Premera is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Premera seeks to attract and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability or veteran status. All staff of Premera and its subsidiary companies must demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. Premera is an E-Verify employer.