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Aetna Inc.

Contract Negotiator

Aetna Inc. - Chicago, IL


**Qualified candidates will be in the Northern Illinois (Chicago) area**

Negotiates, re-negotiates and executes competitive contracts with providers in accordance with company standards in order to maintain and enhance provider networks while meeting and exceeding accessibility, quality and financial goals and medical cost initiatives.

Fundamental Components:

Negotiates competitive contracts with market based, individual or group/system providers in support of market or regional strategies.

Manages provider compensation and pricing development activities.

Responsible for understanding and managing medical cost issues. Initiates appropriate cost saving initiatives.

Experience in negotiating Medicare Advantage contracts.

Assists with the design, development, management, and or implementation of strategic network configurations.

May manage relationships, handle escalated service issues or support operational activities that may include, but are not limited to, database management, contract coordination or credentialing.

Responsible for managing provider demographic information activities, medical records retrieval, escalated claims issues, credentialing issues, delegation activities, directory auditing for CMS, etc.


Comprehensive level negotiating skills with successful track record negotiating contracts with large or complex provider systems or groups.

Bachelor's degree in a closely related field or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

5-7 years related experience.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Functional - Network Management/Contract negotiation/4-6 Years

Functional - Network Management/Provider relations/4-6 Years

Functional - Network Management/Physician recruiting - medical/4-6 Years

Functional - Project Management/Plan management/4-6 Years


General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED

General Business/Turning Data into Information/ADVANCED

Sales/Negotiating collaboratively/ADVANCED


Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED

Leadership/Developing and Executing Strategy/ADVANCED

Sales/Managing Competitive Networks/ADVANCED

Telework Specifications:

Full-time Telework

Training in the office is required

Must be located in Northern Illinois


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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Aetna Inc.


Contract Negotiator Aetna Inc. - Chicago, IL, United States


Location: Chicago, IL

Company Profile:
Aetna Inc. operates as a diversified health care benefits company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Health Care, Group Insurance, and Large Case Pensions. The Health Care segment provides medical, pharmacy benefit management, dental, behavioral health, and vision plans on an insured basis, and an employer-funded or administrative basis. This segment also provides Medicare and Medicaid products and services, as well as other medical products, such as medical management and data analytics services, medical stop loss insurance, workers' compensation administrative services, and products that provide access to its provider networks in select markets. This segment offers its products and services to multi-site national, mid-sized, and small employers, as well as individual customers. The Group Insurance segment provides life insurance products comprising group term life insurance, voluntary spouse and dependent term life insurance, group universal life, and accidental death and dismemberment insurance; disability insurance products; and long-term care insurance products, which offer benefits to cover the cost of care in private home settings, adult day care, assisted living, or nursing facilities. This segment provides insurance products principally to employers that sponsor its products for the benefit of their employees and their employees’ dependents. The Large Case Pensions segment manages various retirement products, including pension and annuity products for tax-qualified pension plans. The company’s customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups, and expatriates. Aetna Inc. was founded in 1853 and is headquartered in Hartford, Connecticut.