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DIRECTOR, MENTAL HEALTH PARITY AND NETWORK ADEQUACY

Recruitment #21-009645-0003

Introduction

The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and protects consumers by monitoring and enforcing insurers’ and insurance professionals’ compliance with State law.  Through the diligence of a highly professional staff of market analysts, financial analysts, accountants, lawyers, law enforcement officers, actuaries, complaint investigators, and others, the MIA works to facilitate a strong and competitive insurance marketplace where consumers are well informed and treated fairly.  Staff members are subject matter experts who serve as a resource for lawmakers, consumers, and other public and private entities. 

 

The MIA is charged with a broad range of responsibilities including the licensure of insurance carriers and insurance producers (brokers/agents) operating in Maryland, the conduct of financial examinations of companies to monitor financial solvency, and the review and approval of rates and contract forms.  The MIA investigates reports of consumer fraud and consumer complaints about life, health, automobile, homeowners, and/or property insurance.  Insurance carriers are subject to market conduct examinations and other actions to monitor compliance with Maryland law.  The MIA also has a unit dedicated to consumer education and outreach, which participates in hundreds of events and reaches thousands of individual consumers annually.    

 

* This is a Management Service position that serves at the pleasure of the appointing authority.

 

GRADE

21

LOCATION OF POSITION

Baltimore City and potential for telework

POSITION DUTIES

The Director, Mental Health Parity and Network Adequacy provides leadership regarding mental health parity and network adequacy issues impacting health insurance products. The Director manages the timely and proper review of mental health parity compliance reports submitted by health insurance carriers for health benefit plans and network access plan filings for health benefit and dental plans, in compliance with Maryland laws and regulations. Evaluates the quality of review performed by supervisees in order to establish employee responsibility and understanding of Maryland requirements for mental health parity and network adequacy.  Recommends and implements administrative actions based on analysis of mental health parity compliance reports and network access plans. Writes, reviews, and edits internal reports detailing the results of the analysis performed by unit staff on compliance reports and access plans. Provides recommendations to the Associate Commissioner for Life and Health for corrective action and other issues that arise as a result of these analyses. Proposes and drafts administrative orders and consent agreements for deficiencies and legal violations of the filed compliance reports and access plans.

 

The Director provides leadership and policy input on issues impacting mental health parity and network adequacy. Monitors state and national laws, regulations, and policy issues related to mental health parity and network adequacy, determines whether issues are relevant, applicable, or adaptable to Maryland’s markets, and makes recommendations of policy changes.  Proposes, reviews, analyzes, evaluates, and drafts bulletins, regulations, legislation, and internal agency guidance memoranda related to mental health parity and network adequacy; and completes special projects as requested by the Associate Commissioner for Life and Health.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience: Six years of experience analyzing health data and data analytics related to public or private health plans. One year of the required experience must have been in a lead or supervisory capacity. 

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Knowledge of Maryland insurance laws and regulations and/or federal regulations concerning network adequacy and  Mental Health Parity and Addictions Equity Act (MHPAEA)

· Prior supervisory experience

· Strong investigative skills

 · Proficiency in qualitative and quantitative analysis

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Please contact: charrison@maryland.gov for additional information concerning this recruitment. Online applications are strongly preferred.  For immediate consideration, upload one WORD or PDF file, at the "Resume" tab, that contains:

1. a cover letter stating your interest and specific salary requirements; and

2. a current professional resume.

 

If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application by mail.  The paper application must be received by close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  Postmarks will not be accepted. 

Complete application packets may be mailed to:

Maryland Insurance Administration

Human Resources - Recruitment #:  21-009645-0003

St. Paul Place, Suite 2700

Baltimore, MD 21202

TTY  Users: call via Maryland Relay

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

 

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