Henry Ford Health System Deputy General Counsel- Insurance Operations- Health Alliance Plan (HAP) in Detroit, Michigan

Health Alliance Plan (HAP) is a nonprofit, regional health plan based in Detroit, Michigan and a subsidiary of the Henry Ford Health System. We are actively recruiting a Deputy General Counsel overseeing insurance operations to join our team in our Detroit & Southfield, Michigan offices.

HAP provides health coverage to more than 670,000 members and to companies of all sizes. For more than 50 years, HAP has partnered with leading doctors and hospitals, employers and community organizations to improve the health and well-being of its members. HAP offers a product portfolio with six distinct product lines: Group Insured Commercial, Individual, Medicare, Medicaid, Self-Funded and Network Leasing. HAP delivers award-winning preventive services, disease management, wellness programs and personalized customer service. The National Committee for Quality Assurance has awarded HAP's commercial HMO and HAP Senior Plus Excellent Accreditation.

TheDeputyGeneral Counsel of Insurance Operations is the principal attorney responsible for coordinating all legal resources for the insurance lines of business at Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), including Health Alliance Plan, Alliance Health and Life, HAP Midwest, HAP Preferred, and ASR. The position reports to the SVP and General Counsel of HFHS and has a matrix reporting relationship to the HAP Chief Executive Officer.


  • Serves as legal representative to and member of the HAP senior management team and provides legal advice to the senior team concerning strategic and operational issues.

  • Attends meetings and provides legal reports to the HAP Board of Directors.

  • Coordinates with and provides legal assistance to the HFHS Governance Office concerning corporate actions and documentation.

  • Ensures the HAP Campus of the HFHS Office of General Counsel supports the corporate mission, goals, objectives and priorities.

  • Directs the delivery and processing of legal work and research for all insurance lines of business, including internal and external legal resources.

  • Manages or oversees the management of all legal personnel, including support personnel, paralegals and attorneys within the HAP campus of the Office of General Counsel.

  • Assists and coordinates with the SVP and General Counsel onadministrativeandlegalmatters, includingtheplanning,organizingandmanagingof overall system-wide legal resources with the aim to improve overall efficiency and integration of the HFHS Office of General Counsel.

  • Developsthebudgetand goals for thedepartment.

  • Managesoutside counsel torepresent theorganizationin important litigation.

  • Prepares,reviews,and negotiates companycontracts,requestfor proposals andotherlegaldocuments.

  • Represents or coordinates the legal representation of the insurance lines of business before administrative and regulatory bodies, including the Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), Health and Human Services, CMS, Department of Labor and others.

  • Juris Doctor (JD) from accredited law school.

  • Minimumof15yearsofexperiencein amajor lawfirm, corporatelegaldepartment, or government agencywherepreviouspositionswereofadvancingresponsibilities.

  • Mustpossess stronginitiativeaswellasexcellentmanagement, team-work,delegationand problem-solvingabilities.


    Henry Ford Health System, one of the largest and most comprehensive integrated U.S. health

    care systems, is a national leader in clinical care, research and education. The system includes

    the 1,200-member Henry Ford Medical Group, five hospitals, Health Alliance Plan (a health

    insurance and wellness company), Henry Ford Physician Network, a 150-site ambulatory

    network and many other health-related entities throughout southeast Michigan, providing a

    full continuum of care. In 2015, Henry Ford provided $299 million in uncompensated care.

    The health system also is a major economic driver in Michigan and employs more than 24,600

    employees. Henry Ford is a 2011Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipient. The

    health system is led by President and CEO Wright Lassiter III. To learn more, visitHenryFord.com.


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    Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer Henry Ford Health System is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals without regard to race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, size, height, weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.