Executive Director, Product Policy


November 15, 2017

Position Description

Position:               Executive Director, Product Policy

Department:        Product Policy

Employee in Position:           * * * * VACANT * * *

Reports to:            Vice President, Product Policy

Scope:                    Full Time; Exempt; Permanent

Date:                       October 2017

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal history background check.

Position Summary:

The Executive Director of Product Policy manages issues related to Medicare Supplemental Insurance (Medigap) and other Supplemental insurance coverage products, including:  employer and consumer market issues, policy development and implementation, federal and state legislative and regulatory analysis and positioning, and representation at external events.  The position staffs AHIP’s MedSupp and Supplemental Committee and related work groups and task forces.  Additionally, the position responds to inquiries from member companies and works interactively with AHIP staff on Product issues.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Organize and hold committee, work group, and task force meetings as necessary and appropriate to address Product issues.
  • Prepares memos and other communications to inform members about state and federal activities and issues impacting the Products.
  • Develops advocacy, educational, and other communication materials related to Product issues.
  • Collaborate on AHIP and third-party research on Product issues.
  • Respond to AHIP staff and member inquiries regarding Product issues.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with internal and external parties on Product issues.
  • Represent AHIP at external meetings and events on Product issues as necessary and appropriate.
  • Serve on various committees and coalitions on an as-needed basis.
  • Manage and oversee outside consultants on an as-needed basis.
  • Recruit and retain member plans, with an emphasis on those who focus on Products.
  • Establish and retain collaborative relationships with federal Agencies, state regulatory bodies, and with state legislators in order to promote and support Product-related advocacy.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:      None.


  • Knowledge of health insurance products, market and advocacy issues.
  • Extensive knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes, at both the federal and state levels.
  • Independent judgment and good organizational and analytical skills and thinking.
  • Excellent oral and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities simultaneously and mange process in a highly energized environment.
  • Ability to manage consultants when necessary.
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office products.


  • Minimum of six years of experience in legislative or regulatory advocacy, policy development and implementation, preferably with respect to health insurance issues.
  • Experience with trade or membership associations, member relations, and recruitment would be a plus.

Education:     Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree preferred.

Certification Requirements:    None

Significant Work Activities & Conditions:

  • Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than two consecutive hours in an eight-hour day.
  • Keyboard use of greater or equal to 50 percent of the workday.

Percent of Travel:

  • Up to 15 percent of time.

The purpose of a job description is to describe the overall function and general responsibilities of a job. Job descriptions are used in hiring and training and to provide employees with a better understanding of employer expectations. Actual job functions and duties will vary as job responsibilities and business needs require.

Equal Opportunity Employer

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran.

Interested candidates are requested to visit AHIP’s Career Website for further instructions on resume submission.

How to Apply

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

AHIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran.

In order to request consideration for an opened position at AHIP, all candidates must complete an AHIP Job Application and submit it, along with a current resume and cover letter that includes your requested salary range. We also ask that you complete and return the three voluntary forms that aid us in our attempt to meet our affirmative action goals:

All voluntary documents will be used for Affirmative Action tracking purposes only, and will be held confidentially in our Human Resources Department. They will not be viewed during the hiring process.

Once completed, all forms should be returned to our recruitment mail box at: hr@ahip.org or mail to:

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
South Building, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004