Health Insurance Specialist

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services/US Department of Health and Human Services

About the organization

This position is located in the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, Marketplace Plan Management Group, Division of Issuer and Plan Policy. More information about CCIIO can be found at


This is an opportunity to work on the Affordable Care Act and influence health insurance for millions of Americans.

As a Health Insurance Specialist, GS 9-12, you will work on policy and operations related to qualified health plans (QHPs) in the health insurance Exchanges, essential health benefits (EHB), and health care transparency. You will also work on special projects as needed. Assignments could include project planning and developing milestones and timelines, health policy development and analysis, analyzing quantitative and qualitative data, managing contracts as a Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR), and participating in IT builds.

Prior experience in these areas is not a prerequisite. A successful candidate will be self-motivated and eager to learn in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment.

o Develop and ensure adherence to project plans for major projects.
o Meet with outside stakeholder groups and brief leadership.
o Draft issue papers, presentations, regulations, and guidance. Review and provide written feedback on regulations, bills, and Congressional and consumer correspondence.
o Serve as a COR on a government contract, and/or serve on a technical evaluation panel. Complete COR certification if not already COR-certified.
o Work with team and IT experts on IT builds for programmatic areas.
o Conduct data analysis and policy research and use the results to inform the results to inform decision-making.


Qualifications are based on an evaluation of a candidate’s education and qualifying experience.

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please include a resume, cover letter, and transcript for all higher education completed. Your resume must indicate your citizenship and if you are registered for Selective Service if you are a male born after 12/31/59. Your resume must also list your work experience and education (if applicable) including the start and end dates (mm/dd/yy) of each employment along with the number of hours worked per week. For work in the Federal service, you must include the series and grade level for the position(s). For resume and application tips visit:

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