Centivo has an immediate opening for a Senior Attorney to join our team here in the downtown Buffalo office, reporting to our Head of Legal Affairs.
The role is an ideal opportunity for an attorney with three or more years of relevant foundational experience with ERISA and/or health and welfare plans to make a move to an in-house role with health plan startup where you will gain greater breadth and business exposure. You’ll have a chance to leverage your legal and technical experience while collaborating internally with colleagues across multiple departments to provide legal, regulatory and compliance advice on employee benefits matters, ERISA and other state and federal regulatory issues supporting Centivo’s role as a health plan to self-funded employers and other plan sponsors. Our product set includes the full suite of TPA services, an agency captive, and an affiliated virtual primary care practice.
Monitoring and analyzing regulatory developments and best practices in ERISA, Affordable Care Act, HIPAA, COBRA, fiduciary responsibilities and other compliance areas and advising internally on their impact on the business and our clients
Drafting, negotiating, redlining, and finalizing various agreements:
Data security agreements, e.g., Business Associate Agreements (BAAs) and Data Transfer/Utilization Agreements (DUAs)
Overseeing and coordinating work with outside counsel as needed; collaborating with other internal stakeholders as appropriate
Analyzing complex issues, situations or data where the analysis requires an knowledge of our business
Building expertise to supporting regulatory compliance matters related to medical licensing, adherence to corporate practice of medicine statutes, and individual producer and TPA licensing
Assisting with other various legal matters and perform other tasks as assigned from time to time
Maintain strict confidentiality of proprietary information, and sensitive materials as required
Data privacy and compliance (ERISA, HIPAA, ACA, GDPR) experience
Interest in moving from a law firm to an in-house role to help build, design and scale legal processes and policies for a rapidly growing organization
This is a Buffalo-based position, with an ideal candidate looking for that magic mix of being able to work alongside colleagues in the office and the autonomy and flexibility to work from home as well.
Candidates with an interest in and commitment to moving to Buffalo would be eligible for a relocation stipend.
Candidates outside the Buffalo area seeking to work remotely may be considered
Empathy - We treat your problem as if it is our problem. Because it is. We are always glad to help because we care.
Resourcefulness - If it needs to be done, we’ll figure it out and get it done, or make sure it gets done.
Integrity - We do the right thing. Always. That includes placing people before profits.
Possibility - We start with Yes.
Reliability - We will always do what we say we will. You can count on us. Every single time.
Teamwork & Collaboration – We treat each other with respect and listen, support and value each other’s
Required Skills and Abilities:
3 years of experience in a law firm or in-house setting
JD degree from an accredited law school
Admission to the practice of law in at least one state, with preference for admission to the NYS bar
Knowledge and experience of ERISA and non-ERISA employee benefit plans
Experience in managing and resolving complex benefit and ERISA matter
Exposure to drafting, negotiating, redlining Employer administrative services agreements (ASAs)
Ability to think and execute both strategically and tactically in a fast-paced environment that is still establishing its business processes and documentation
Exceptional organizational, project management, and prioritization skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Sharp judgment and proven experience analyzing risks and making risk determinations
Centivo is a new type of health plan for self-funded employers that is built to save 15 percent or more compared to traditional insurance carriers and is easy to use for employers and employees.
Centivo’s mission is to bring lower cost, higher quality healthcare to the millions of working Americans who struggle to pay their healthcare bills. With Centivo, employers can offer their employees affordable and predictable costs, a high-tech member experience, exceptional service, and a range of benefit options including both traditional and proprietary networks. Centivo develops high-value networks in partnership with leading local healthcare providers and uses data analytics to refine the network and navigate members to the right providers. Members get a partner for all their healthcare needs through a primary care-centered model, as well as expanded access and fully integrated virtual care.
With offices in New York City, Buffalo, NY and Stamford, CT, Centivo is backed by leading investors including B Capital Group, Bain Capital Ventures, Bessemer Venture Partners, Company Ventures, Define Ventures, F-Prime Capital, HarbourVest Partners, Ingleside Investors, Maverick Ventures,... Nassau Street Ventures (an AVG fund), Oxeon Investments, and Rand Capital. Learn more at Centivo.com.