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Anthem, Inc. Health Policy Research Director, Anthem Public Policy Institute in Richmond, Virginia


SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Anthem, Inc. is an innovative company dedicated to total personal health by making insurance more accessible. Through our affiliated companies, Anthem serves more than 106 million people, including more than 42 million within our family of health plans – that’s one in eight Americans.

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.

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. Strong knowledge of and specific work experience policy and regulatory issues relevant to digital health solutions and virtual healthcare services is required. Knowledge of and experience in a broad range of policy issues including health care costs, affordability, payment and delivery reform, insurance coverage and benefit design, quality of care, and provider collaboration is desired.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintains a portfolio of public policy research areas to promote enterprise thought leadership concerning digital health solutions and virtual healthcare and related 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 the 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.

    Preferred Skills:

  • Advanced degree in public policy, public health, economics, statistics, law, or a related field preferred.

  • Experience working with data and data analysis tools such as Excel, Stata, SPSS, or SAS and translating data for policy audiences preferred.

  • Strong writing skills with attention to detail and data accuracy are required.

  • Knowledge of current policy issues impacting the business and industry is required.

A 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. The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Anthem approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws. Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, is ranked as one of the 2020 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America’s Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Anthem is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

REQNUMBER: PS65610-2088