Policy Research & Implementation Analyst
Job Type


Connect for Health has a great opportunity for a Policy Research and Implementation


Connect for Health Colorado is a public, non-profit entity established by the Colorado

General Assembly in 2011 to create a health insurance Marketplace. Since 2013, we’ve

been helping individuals, families and small employers compare plans, apply for financial

help, and buy health insurance. As Colorado’s official health insurance marketplace, we are

the only place to apply for financial help to lower the monthly cost of premiums. Customers

can shop online; get help by phone or online chat from Customer Service Center

representatives; and access expert help from a statewide network of certified Brokers and

community-based Assisters. Our mission is to increase access, affordability, and choice

for individuals and small employers purchasing health insurance in Colorado. For more

information: ConnectforHealthCO.com

Position Summary:

The Policy Research and Implementation Analyst, as part of the Policy & External Affairs

Department under supervision from the Manager of Policy Research and Implementation,

will perform a wide range of policy, implementation, and legislative tasks, including

qualitative research and analysis and policy implementation support. The Policy Research

and Implementation Analyst will analyze policy with an emphasis on the consumer impact

and will assist Connect for Health Colorado in meeting its organizational mission by working

with other business units to implement new and updated policies.

Position Responsibilities:

• Provides analytical skills to research, compile, and prepare written summaries,

analyses, and other background materials on diverse topics affecting the

organization including complex provisions of the ACA, state-specific health

insurance exchange legislation and policies, and federal regulatory guidance.

• Under the direction of management, develops policy options and

recommendations around healthcare reform issues affecting the organization

resulting from research, analysis, and interpretation to support the

organization’s policy decision-making process.

• Prepares presentations for a variety of audiences.

• Reviews, analyzes, and translates complex regulatory information to deliver

recommendations for practical operational implementation.

• Works towards becoming a subject matter expert to provide policy consultation

to internal process owners on all areas of Affordable Care Act (ACA) eligibility

policy, including specifically Qualified Health Plans (QHP), Advanced Premium Tax

Credits (APTC), Cost-Sharing Reductions (CSR), and Special Enrollment Periods


• Writes official policy recommendations and opinions based on legislative and

regulatory analysis.

• Works alongside Project Management Office to operationalize policy


• Drafts and/or reviews eligibility and enrollment platform enhancements.

• Works on significant and unique assignments of diverse and complex scope,

developing solutions which require a high degree of ingenuity and innovation, as well

as independent judgment, to accomplish organizational objectives.

• Provides evaluation support activities including collecting data and conducting online

literature searches.



• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent years of experience.

• Minimum of 2 years of experience in public health, public policy, research and

evaluation, health administration, or public service roles, preferably in healthcare or

health insurance.

• Strong analytical and technical writing skills.

• Ability to write multipage white papers, memos, and research reports


• Ability to work independently and problem-solve; a self-starter that can drive

toward results independently.

• Detail oriented. Ability to oversee multiple complex projects with competing deadlines.

• Ability to work in a fast-paced workplace and adapt to a continually evolving


• Committed team player with exceptional interpersonal, problem-solving, and

communication skills with ability to develop and maintain cooperative and

productive work relationships.

• Desire to work for a mission driven organization.

• Experience with public speaking and providing presentations.

• Excellent communications skills (verbal and written).

• Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to build trust.

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook).

• Colorado resident.

Work Environment:

• Currently working remotely.

• The Connect for Health Colorado office is in the North Tech Center area of Denver, near

the intersection of I-25 and I-225.

• Work schedule may include some non-traditional hours, weekends, and evening events.

• Travel throughout Colorado may occasionally be required, mostly day trips along the

Front Range (mileage reimbursement available).

• Core office hours, typically 8am-5pm with some flexibility.

Total Compensation:

Connect for Health Colorado offers a competitive benefits package. Using Connect for Health

Colorado’s annual benefits allowance, employees may elect from various benefit offerings and

tailor a package to best suit their individual needs. Connect for Health Colorado employees are

eligible to participate in the organization’s 403(b) plan and are additionally provided with paid

time off, short- and long-term disability and life insurance. The salary range for this position is:  $59,800 - $73,800.

To Apply: Please apply on our Career page at http://bit.ly/C4hcoHiring

Connect for Health Colorado is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). Connect for Health

Colorado may, at its discretion, conduct a background check on any workforce member and/or

require job candidates to successfully complete a background check as a condition of


Salary Description
$59,800 - $73,800