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Associate Counsel - Insurance Services

Company: Sentry
Location: Stevens Point
Posted on: November 18, 2023

Job Description:

Provides legal advice and counsel to management, including direct interaction with senior executives, in areas of legal specialization and in general legal matters to assist in addressing a wide range of legal and business issues. Represents the Company, or selects and supervises outside counsel in the representation of the Company, in contested matters arising in courts, in administrative agencies and before regulatory bodies across the U.S. and in other countries in which the Company has interests.What You'll DoAs an Associate Counsel on the Legal Department s Insurance Services team, you ll provide legal advice regarding the company s insurance operations, products and services and the company s ongoing relationships with customers, agents, insurance regulators, and service providers.You will:

  • Serve as a trusted legal adviser to senior leadership and management teams.
  • Advise internal business leaders regarding applicable insurance laws, regulations, industry standards and best practices, and where appropriate, suggest alternative solutions that mitigate legal and regulatory risks.
  • Conduct legal research and provide advice to internal business leaders regarding new or changing laws and regulations.
  • Work with the company s marketing and compliance departments and provide advice regarding insurance laws and regulations applicable to advertising and website content.
  • Work closely with the company s Special Investigations Unit and advise on insurance laws and regulations related to fraud and fraud reporting.
  • Confer with legal department leadership on issues relating to potential regulatory actions against the company.
  • Attend insurance industry meetings to stay abreast of legislative and regulatory changes.Additionally, you ll:
    • Provide reports and communications to senior leadership and the compliance team regarding top concerns, areas of risk, regulatory changes and organizational impacts
    • Monitor, interpret and handle communications about new state laws, regulations, case law and emerging trends, identifying and counseling internal colleagues about relevant and emerging issues
    • Perform other job-related duties as assigned from time to timeWhat it Takes
      • Strong academic background and a Juris Doctor degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association is required.
      • Minimum 5 years related work experience.
      • Substantial property and casualty insurance experience, including knowledge of state laws and regulations applicable to insurance, and prior experience advising senior managers and business unit leaders.
      • Management, communication and human relations skills.
      • Demonstrated project management experience.
        • Familiarity with insurance company structure and business functions.What You ll ReceiveAt Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation. Below are some benefits and perks that you ll receive.
          • Sentry is happy to offer flexibility through a scheduled Hybrid work model. Monday and Friday work from home if you choose to, Tuesday through Thursday in office.
          • Generous Paid-Time Off plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
          • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
          • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
          • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
          • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
          • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).About SentryWe take great pride in making Forbes list of America s Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we re one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We re rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await!Talent Acquisition SpecialistKasha Dombrowski...@Sentry.comEqual Employment OpportunitySentry is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy that there be no discrimination in employment based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, marital status, or sexual orientation. Associated topics: adjuster, automobile, claim, claim examiner, insurance adjuster, insurance examiner, insurance investigator, investigate, investigation, liability

Keywords: Sentry, Appleton , Associate Counsel - Insurance Services, Legal , Stevens Point, Wisconsin

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