Sr. Government Relations Associate

  • Competitive
  • Charlotte, NC, USA Charlotte NC US
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Brighthouse Financial, Inc.
  • 16 Aug 18 2018-08-16

Sr. Government Relations Associate

Brighthouse Financial is a new company established by MetLife. We're on a mission to help people achieve financial security. Built on a foundation of industry knowledge and experience, we specialize in offering essential annuity and life insurance products designed to help customers protect what they've earned and ensure it lasts more predictably. In an industry that often has a reputation for complexity, confusion, and cost, Brighthouse Financial is different. Our approach includes simplicity, transparency, and more value so customers can face the future with confidence.

Brighthouse Financial is seeking passionate, high-performing team members to help us carry out our mission and be part of an exciting journey toward improving the financial futures of our millions of customers. Sound like you? Read on.

Role Value Proposition:
The Sr. Government Relations Associate will be responsible for government relations activity in certain key states as well as tracking and analyzing legislative and regulatory priority items at the state and federal levels and other advocacy efforts in support of Brighthouse Financial's policy goals. The individual will leverage resources to identify policy items of concern, help coordinate action between Government Relations and impacted business lines, prepare research and summary documents as required, and represent Brighthouse Financial's interest in front of external stakeholders in an effort to advance the company's policy goals.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage in advocacy activities on key issues pending before state insurance departments, legislatures, executive officials, and the NAIC
  • Identify, monitor, and track legislative and regulatory items that impact Brighthouse Financial through tracking systems, trade associations, NAIC communications, and other tools
  • Develop and execute strategies to address key objectives including regulatory approvals, product filings, and policy priorities
  • Conduct issue analysis and prepare summary and research documents for use by Brighthouse Financial's Government Relations team
  • Provide Government Relations coverage and prepare summaries of internal and external meetings or calls as required by management
  • Build and maintain high-level relationships with trade associations, industry leaders, internal stakeholders, and government officials as necessary to promote Brighthouse Financial's policy goals
  • Identify and monitor companywide and product-specific legislative and regulatory priorities in coordination with internal business partners


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
  • 6+ years of public policy experience with legislators, relevant state or federal agencies, or an insurance-specific trade association
  • Extensive knowledge of the legislative/regulatory process is required
  • Strong analytical ability and excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to interact effectively with internal and external business partners
  • A team attitude, ability to work collaboratively across functions, and enthusiastic disposition required
  • Experience in the life insurance/financial services sector a plus


Contact Information:
Anthony Naturale : anthony.naturale@brighthousefinancial.com