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Paralegal - Omaha, NE

Central States Health & Life Co. Omaha, NE

Job Description


Job Summary: Provide assistance and support to company attorneys and the legal department by conducting legal research on regulatory related issues, generating drafts, and summaries of legal documents.  Assist with the coordination of outside legal counsel activity and perform any research required to help with projects as well as any legal functions for the company. Also assists with regulatory reporting. 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Assists with legal research for the company as assigned on regulatory related issues using resource databases. Also responsible for maintaining the legal department's information and contract databases. 
  • Maintain knowledge of state and federal legislation. Assist with performing legal research for states which includes analyzing state laws and regulations.
  • Monitor and analyze proposed changes to state rules and regulations. Inform appropriate individuals of the proposal and how it may affect company products.  
  • Assist with the preparation of corporate filings
  • Assist and support activity for the company attorneys on legal and regulatory matters/issues for the company.
  • Assist with the coordination of information with outside counsel on legal matters for the company.
  • Monitor and ensures compliance on the management of trademark and IP portfolio regulations. .
  • Assist with the coordination of all regulatory communications and exams.
  • Performs support duties assisting with the documentation of committee meetings and participate and prepare minutes for departmental related meetings. 
  • Work on special projects for Legal department as assigned.  Includes all steps coordinating the projects from initial researching to implementation. 
  • Work closely with other departments to assist in legal and compliance responsibilities.
  • Responsible for assisting with regulatory filing and reporting.
  • Perform other related duties and special projects as assigned.   

Job Requirements:

Education: Associate Degree or 2 Yrs. Specialized Training in Business Administration or Paralegal Studies or equivalent knowledge to perform the job.

Work Experience: 3 to 5 years of experience as a paralegal or certified Legal assistant preferably in a corporate setting. Experience drafting contracts, working with compliance issues, and researching legal and regulatory issues preferred.

Technical Skills: Knowledge of a variety of appropriate laws and regulations in functional area of expertise to understand, interpret and administer company policies and practices.  May utilize specialized software packages in performance of job duties, and solve typical application problems.  General functional area certification required as an indication of expertise at this level that is used throughout the performance of job duties and responsibilities. Must have experience working with Microsoft Office products including  Word, Excel, and Access.     

Communication: Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Characteristics Specified to Job:  Attendance is required with a physical presence of the employee at the workplace during scheduled hours of work. Handling reasonably necessary stressors of the job and working reasonably well with others. It is CSO's practice to communicate to its employees pertinent information on job duties, company policies and benefit disclosure via its email system. Thus, employees are required to access their company email account as an integral part of their job responsibilities. Must have thorough knowledge of company products and the insurance industry.  Knowledge of Health, Life, and Supplemental products is helpful.  Must be able to work independently and have good organizational skills.  Must be able to work with people.

Workplace Environment: Workflow and nature of essential job functions although somewhat standard, processing of work requires mental and visual focus.  Business necessitated interruptions occur occasionally and restarting work processes requires the need to briefly review ending points and statuses.

Special Physical Requirements: The work performed is sedentary and the job allows employees to remain seated or to sit and stand intermittently to perform most duties.  Less than 10% of the time will be spent performing physical activities and the job does not involve stooping, crawling or kneeling except in occasional situations.  However, a negligible amount of lifting, pulling and pushing may be required to perform the work and some walking, standing, and manual dexterity may be required in routine activities such as carrying papers, opening file drawers, operating basic office equipment and driving a car.

The above job description has been designed to indicate the general nature of work performed; the level of knowledge and skills typically required; and usual working conditions of this position.  It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as a comprehensive listing of all requirements or responsibilities that may be required by employees in this position.

To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed above are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill and / or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

CSO is a drug free workplace and requires post offer drug testing. CSO does not hire individuals who utilize tobacco products in states permitting such practice. For information on what defines  use of tobacco products and those states permitting such practice, please contact Human Resources at (402) 399-3336, toll free at 800-826-6587, extension 3336 or visit CSO’s website at and click “About CSO” and then select careers. 

All employment offers are contingent upon an acceptable post-offer drug screen and a background check, which includes criminal, education, and past employment. Some positions may also include credit and/or motor vehicle report. Criminal convictions do not necessarily prevent employment. Various factors may be considered including, but not limited to, the type of conviction and its relationship to the job, the nature and seriousness of any offense and the length of time since conviction.


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Job Details

Date Posted July 12, 2018
Date Closes September 10, 2018
Address 1212 N. 96th St.
Located In Omaha, NE
Job Type Full-time Employee
SOC Category 23-2011.00 Paralegals and Legal Assistants
Zipcode 68114
Name Ann Hetherington
Address 1212 N 96th Street
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68114
Phone (402) 399-3336
FAX (402) 399-3506

This job requires the following skills

  • Paralegal