The First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) Health Benefits program provides a number of health-related goods and services to meet medical and dental needs not covered by provincial, territorial, or other third-party health insurance plans for BC First Nations. Benefit Management is responsible for the ongoing improvement and development of Health Benefits policies.
The program strives to provide health benefits to BC First Nations peoples in a manner that:
* Is appropriate to the unique health needs of BC First Nations;
* Leads to improved overall health so that BC First Nations health status is comparable to other Canadians;
* Is financially sustainable;
* Facilitates empowerment of individuals to access health programs and services as and when they need it; and
* Focuses health services towards wellness and prevention.
One of Benefit Management’s work priorities for 2019-20 is to create a policy regarding coordination of benefits. Coordination of benefits relates to the rules and procedures that must be followed by insurance providers regarding the order in which benefit claims must be paid when an individual has coverage under more than one insurance plan.
The project will involve background research and analysis to inform development of the coordination of benefits policy, including:
* Risks and impacts to the program and coordination of benefits given the transition of dental, MS&E and vision to the new claims processing partner;
* Assessment of current first versus last payer directives and changes that may be needed; and
* Development of a recommendation regarding content and direction of the coordination of benefits policy.
* Conducts research and analysis and prepares briefings, reports, summaries and discussion papers to support Health Benefits policy and planning;
* Supports policy development by researching, analyzing and documenting issues and insights;
* Prepares and oversees the preparation of presentations, including making presentations as required;
* Provides periodic status, verbal or written reports and other documentation in the prescribed format; and
* Provides general administrative support to the Benefit Management team, including preparing and proofreading documents, letters and other correspondences, organizing and maintaining electronic and paper files, distributing information, and maintaining inventory systems.
* Complete environmental scans, analysis and summary of the risks, impacts and first versus last payer assessment mentioned above; and recommendation for content and areas of focus to include in the coordination of benefits policy.
* Enrolled in a Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration or other related graduate program;
* Recent and relevant experience in research, analysis, policy development and report preparation; and
* Proficient in MS Office suite.
* Experience in working with First Nations leadership and communities would be an asset, but is not necessary.
Employee Class: Casual
Application Deadline: April 25, 2019 at 4:00 pm