Advocacy And Policy Writing Specialist, Federal Affairs




At the direction of the Policy Director, Federal Affairs, the Advocacy and Policy Writing Specialist is responsible for and develops written materials in support of America’s Health Insurance Plans’ advocacy efforts that contributes to all outgoing communications with member plans. This individual would also closely monitor federal legislative initiatives, health policy developments, and pursue other duties in support of America’s Health Insurance Plans’ advocacy efforts.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Drafts position statements, statements for the record, letters, and talking points concerning legislation, regulations, policies, published reports, and statutes governing health insurance.
  2. Drafts, oversees, and/or participates in the preparation of the daily and weekly written reports, memos, policy briefs, and bulletins. Plays a central role in drafting, editing, and sending the daily communications on topics such as healthcare policy.
  3. Keeps abreast of the activities of the other AHIP departments in order to develop content for written products.
  4. Collaborates with other AHIP teams to develop advocacy materials.
  5. Monitor congressional hearings and committee markups through webcasts, and Senate and House floor activity on C-Span, to gather information for daily newsletters.
  6. Performs other tasks as required or assigned.


  1. Possesses deep experience writing for advocacy, strong organizational, communications, and management skills.
  2. Can effectively analyze, communicate, research, and author advocacy materials, statements, reports, and other documents in an active and engaging style.
  3. Knowledgeable of current policy issues affecting AHIP and its member organizations.
  4. Able to work collaboratively and cross functionally.
  5. Open to editorial feedback.

 Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position.  Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., however may require long hours and weekend work.


Occasional travel required – less than 10%

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor of Arts
  2. 2-5 years of experience working with, researching, and writing on legislative issues, specifically on health care issues to develop knowledge of the structure and functioning of the government in terms of its impact on the health care sector.
  3.  2-5 years of experience performing analyses of health care issues and writing concise and timely evaluations of legislation and other related items.


Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.