Senior Paralegal for Health Benefits (a subsidiary of Health Care
At HCSC, we consider our employees the cornerstone of our business and the foundation to our success. We enable employees to craft their career with curated development plans that set their learning path to a rewarding and fulfilling career. Come join us and be part of a purpose driven company who is invested in your future! Job Summary Welcome to a team of caring and passionate people who work each day to meet the needs of our members and clients. At Health Benefits (a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation), you will be part of an organization committed to offering custom self–funded health benefits plans that manage costs without compromising benefits by offering innovative solutions, flexibility, transparency, and customer support. We are now a subsidiary of Health Care Service Corporation, the largest customer–owned insurance company in the United States and a strategic partner of Health Benefits since 2018, giving us access to increased national scale and support. This is an exciting time to join our team and enhance our culture that emphasizes caring, diversity and inclusion, mutual respect, collaboration, and service to our communities. This position is an In–house paralegal/paraprofessional in third party administrator law department supporting litigation, administering legal billing system, responding to subpoenas and record requests, filing agency licenses, and Secretary of State filings As a Sr. Paralegal for Health Benefits, your key accountabilities and responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: SUBPOENAS/GARNISHMENTS/LEVIES & LEGAL INQUIRIES Prepare response to subpoenas, garnishments, levies, and legal inquiries from Customer Service department. Verify all requests are valid, legally enforceable and HIPAA compliant and are completed within the required deadline. Assert objections and negotiate scope where necessary with the requesting party. LITIGATION/PRE–LITIGATION Manage all litigation and pre–litigation as paralegal, and serve as primary support for Health Benefits' attorney LICENSES AND REGISTRATIONS File agency licenses and Secretary of State renewals LEGAL BILLS Review legal bills, evaluate, and answer all billing inquiries and pay all appropriate invoices from outside counsel in legal invoice tracking software and invoice system. Administer legal invoice tracking software and ensure external attorney compliance with Health Benefit's billing guidelines. INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY Manage intellectual property portfolio. Responsibilities REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree and paralegal certification from ABA approved program At least five (5) years prior experience working as a paralegal in a law firm/corporate legal department Ability to work with minimal supervision Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel Experience using Pacer and WestlawNext or Lexis Proficient use of online resources Detail–oriented Flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities Ability to meet deadlines and handle multiple assignments concurrently Ability to interact effectively as a team player Prior experience with benefits litigation, general corporate law, and general group health coverage Strong research, analytical, written and interpersonal skills Strong time–management skills Demonstrated ability to interact and influence senior business leaders PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and experience with intellectual property portfolio management, particularly trademarks Knowledge of group health and life insurance laws and regulations Knowledge of HIPAA privacy Please note, the current location for this position is in Lake Forest, IL. This is a hybrid role. AZ1 – HYBRID Are you being referred to one of our roles? If so, ask your connection at HCSC about our Employee Referral process! HCSC Employment Statement: HCSC is committed to diversity in the workplace and to providing equal opportunity and affirmative action to employees and applicants. We are an Equal Opportunity Employment / Affirmative Action employer dedicated to workforce diversity and a drug–free and smoke–free workplace. Drug screening and background investigation are required, as allowed by law. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.