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Anthem, Inc. Health Policy Director in Louisville, Kentucky


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it’s a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we’re creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

The Health Policy Director, Public Policy Institute (PPI), will be responsible for initiating and leading research and analysis for a portfolio of public policy issues. Knowledge of and experience in a broad range policy issues including: health care costs and affordability; regulation of pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), including prescription drug access, costs, and reimbursement; pharmaceutical coverage and benefit design including for commercial, Medicaid, and Part D plans; social determinants of health; and mental health and substance use treatment is desired. Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains a portfolio of public policy research areas to promote enterprise thought leadership with respect to some or all of the above listed policy issues; builds the PPI’s research agenda in these areas; and manages related components of the PPI’s strategic and operational plan.

  • Conceptualizes, conducts, and oversees research and analysis and related publications that support enterprise objectives; ensures availability of persuasive advocacy materials that translate findings of research and analysis; and facilitates the flow of information internally and externally to promote PPI research and findings.

  • Thinks critically and creatively to identify data assets, research questions, and analytic methodologies to respond to business needs and contribute to the public policy discourse.

  • Keeps apprised of proposed legislation and regulations to identify moderately complex public policy issues, assess the impact on the business, and develop proposals for research projects and data analysis to support the enterprise position.

  • Fosters relationships with Public Affairs staff, business leaders, and Anthem SMEs to achieve business initiatives and leverage enterprise resources and expertise.

  • Participates in workgroups and/or research endeavors hosted by external industry groups to provide content and technical expertise to more effectively support enterprise goals, and cultivates relationships with external groups, academic institutions, and other experts that could serve as partners to PPI in development of research and/or data analysis.

  • Serves as a resource to other associates and advises on policy issues.


Requires a BA/BS in a related field; 8 years of experience in health policy development; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background. Advanced degree in public policy, public health, economics, statistics, law or a related field preferred. Knowledge of current policy issues impacting the business and industry required.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in public policy, public health, economics, statistics, law or a related field preferred. Experience working with publicly available data, such as relevant to pharmacy benefits and utilization and Part D, and data analysis tools such as Excel, Stata, SPSS or SAS preferred. Strong writing skills with attention to detail and data accuracy required. Knowledge of current policy issues impacting the business and industry required.

Successful applicant will be a self-starter, who anticipates opportunities and challenges, and approaches solutions strategically and creatively. The applicant must have excellent communication skills, be detail oriented, and be able to work effectively both independently and collaboratively.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few. Anthem, Inc. is ranked as one of America’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine and has been named a 2019 Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

REQNUMBER: PS49386-Louisville-Louisville