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Assistant General Counsel (Hybrid)

Posted Apr 25
Full Time
McKinney, Texas

Job Description

Assistant General Counsel (Hybrid)

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Provide legal advice and guidance to various business units and affiliate companies, conducting life and health insurance business in all U.S. states and D.C.. Advise Company on how to obtain and maintain statutory and regulatory compliance in all jurisdictions. Communicate with state agencies, both orally and in writing. Communicate with outside counsel in furtherance of complex organization objectives in specific jurisdictions. Draft insurance policy forms. Provide guidance with filing and implementation of insurance products in all jurisdictions. Analyze relevant statutes, regulations, and bulletins that may affect the Company insurance products, advertising and sales practices. Notify appropriate organization business units of pertinent legal change.

  • Communication with business units in furtherance of organization goals.
  • Provide regulatory compliance research and analysis.
  • Stay abreast of relevant state and federal legislation and regulation which affect insurance products, advertising and sales practices and notify business unit and organization management of legal developments.
  • Assist Senior Director of Insurance Regulation and Associate General Counsel with advising business unit directors on formulation of legally compliant processes/practices.
  • Assist staff with regulatory and compliance filings.
  • Discuss and resolve problems with forms and language with state insurance department personnel and Home Office personnel.
  • Prepare written responses to state agency objections, inquiries, and audits.
  • Review policyholder correspondence as needed.
  • Product development support, working in conjunction with group sales, actuarial, legal, marketing, data processing and administrative areas to draft and produce new or revised policy forms suitable for filing with the state insurance departments.
  • Analyze and proof policy forms, benefit riders, applications, brochures or other related sales guides or materials.
  • Provide information to Actuarial and Policy Benefit Departments regarding changing benefits or policy provisions and request rate revisions if necessary.
  • Draft product release memos for distribution to home office staff.
  • Assist in preparation and submission of annual filings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Possess strong analytical skills.
  • Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to issue-spot, problem solve and recommend actionable responses.
  • Impeccable proof-reading skills.
  • Ability to respond appropriately and professionally to Home Office staff and outside insurance department analysts or examiners, in writing, in person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
  • Must receive direction well in a fast-paced environment.
  • Extremely detail oriented and very well organized.
  • Ability to perform varied tasks using personal computers and mainframe administrative programs.

Applicable to all employees of Globe Life & Accident and its subsidiaries:

  • Reliable and predictable attendance of your assigned shift
  • Ability to work full time and/or part time based on the position specifications.

Required Knowledge & Experience

  • Juris doctor degree from an accredited law school.
  • Licensed member in good standing with state bar.
  • 3 + years of legal and contract drafting experience; insurance industry experience a plus.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with competency in grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • Demonstrated research and problem solving skills.
  • Strong proofing and analytical skills.