Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey: Careers



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    Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey (HRINJ) is a new, nonprofit member-driven health plan with just one mission: to bring quality, affordable health insurance to independent workers, small businesses, and others not offered employee-sponsored health plans in New Jersey.

    HRINJ is a CO-OP, or Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan, and we are collaborative, friendly, open-minded, adaptable, creative, and action-oriented. We work in a fast-paced and fun environment, and are constantly exploring interesting new ideas that can help our CO-OP drive some of the most important health market reforms.

  • Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey (HRINJ) is seeking a Marketing Communications Intern. Now in its third year of full operations, HRINJ maintains a dynamic and collaborative work environment as we create innovative solutions that put our members’ healthcare needs first. Our company seeks a dynamic, self-starter to assist marketing and communications efforts. Excellent opportunity for communications and/or journalism major to receive hands-on experience in a busy marketing department of a healthcare CO-OP.


    • Update and help maintain the Company’s social media presence, utilizing Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram accounts.
    • Maintain the content calendar for social media on a daily basis and write posts based on current company news and events.
    • Design flyers and other marketing material as needed for events hosted by HRINJ.
    • Take photos for website and social media posts.
    • Assist with photo shoots and video shoots and maintain a photo catalog of HRINJ photos.
    • Research information needed for marketing projects.
    • Write articles for Healthy Vibes eNewsletter.
    • Assist with special events as needed.
    • Collaborate with staff on new ideas for marketing and communications.


    Skills and Qualifications:

    • College student studying Marketing/Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or English.
    • Firm grasp of tools in the social media space.
    • Solid writing skills a must.
    • Must be computer literate (working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel).
    • Knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, HTML, graphic design. Adobe Premiere and/or Final Cut Pro a plus.
    • Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines.
    • Enthusiastic, fun and willing to pitch in whenever needed. Sense of humor a plus.


    Schedule and Compensation: 
    The internship is available for the 2016 summer semester from June through August. Interns will be expected to contribute at least 15 hours per week, but no more than 25 hours per week for the duration of the project(s). Interns are provided with a stipend of $10 per hour. 

    To apply:
    Please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter describing your interest in this internship to Michael O'Leary, Marketing Communications Coordinator, at You may also email Michael with any questions you may have.

  • Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey (HRINJ) is seeking a talented Quality Data Analyst to monitor processes and systems-improvement databases. He or she evaluates the impact of quality program activities and performance indicators that lead to improved quality of care and patient health outcomes. The Data Analyst supports Quality Improvement (QI) program goals and objectives for HRINJ health plans, and ensures that members are engaged with actionable opportunities for health management and improvement.


    • Provide subject matter expertise and engage in HEDIS, CAHPS and QI data collection using data management software.
    • Research, analyze, interpret and map QI data workflows for new and ongoing disease state measures and programs.
    • Provide subject matter expertise on data integrity and integration, and engage in ongoing development of mechanisms for continuous quality improvement.
    • Identify target areas for discussion, and develop and deliver presentations at biweekly QI Committee meetings.
    • Engage in meaningful discussion and collaborate with internal and external partners with the goal of providing the best care possible to Plan Members.
    • Assist with coordination of vendor quality interventions and troubleshoot data-related issues and concerns as they arise.
    • Assist with development and reporting of member and provider communications, e.g., push educational and reminder notifications, community resources, provider report cards, etc.
    • Collaborate with Medical Director and across QI teams to evaluate program effectiveness for ongoing improvement in quality of care.
    • Work with the QI and Population Health Managers to assess performance indicators of patient health outcomes.
    • Monitor claims data against projections to ensure Population Health program and QI activities achieve objectives.
    • Support member, provider chart reviews, and external regulatory activities.
    • Assist with other quality-related activities as needed.


    Skills and Qualifications:

    • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree, preferably with experience in health insurance, healthcare or a related field.
    • Prior experience collecting and analyzing data with demonstrated ability to propose and implement solutions for Continuous Quality Improvement, preferably in the Health Insurance industry.
    • Demonstrated experience using data management software for the collection of HEDIS, CAHPS and QI data.
    • Knowledge of principles related to meaningful use and Quality Improvement with the ability to successfully explain these principles and present data analyses to individuals and groups.
    • Excellent time management skills with attention to detail and expertise utilizing Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
    • Must have effective organizational and communication skills with the ability to work collaboratively with others as part of a team as well as individually to achieve defined goals.


    To apply:
    Email resume and cover letter with salary requirements to, with the job title in which you are interested listed in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. Your cover letter should reflect your interest in the position and HRINJ as an organization.

  • Health Republic Insurance of New Jersey (HRINJ) is seeking a Quality Improvement Intern to support the Quality Improvement team in subcommittees and Quality Improvement activities. One major Quality Improvement activity of particular interest is HRINJ’s new smoking cessation and tobacco harm reduction program. The Quality Improvement Intern will be responsible for researching smoking cessation programs, strategizing the improvement of the plan offered at HRINJ, and finding effective methods of communicating with members in reference to this program. Additionally, the QI Intern will assist the Quality team by conducting research, participating in Quality meetings, and supporting for the team in its daily activities.

    Responsibilities/Learning Objectives:

    • Develop an understanding of current public health issues in the insurance environment.
    • Learn about strategies used by health plans to create smoking cessation/reduction programs, and help enhance the smoking program at HRINJ.
    • Help create an organizational culture of quality by working on multidisciplinary projects with members of the Quality Improvement team.
    • Become familiar with the quality structure through attending committee meetings with staff members and community physicians.
    • Help improve member communication through researching outreach strategies.
    • Understand the relationship between data and the member experience.
    • Observe a new, nonprofit organization created through healthcare reform as it adapts to a newly increased membership.


    Skills and Qualifications:

    • Currently pursuing a B.A. or B.S. in public health or a related field.
    • Minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
    • Basic knowledge of healthcare reform policy and its impact on health insurance
    • Past coursework or experience in research methods
    • Demonstrated leadership, work, or internship experience
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team environment


    Schedule and Compensation: 
    The Internship is available for the 2016 summer semester from June through August. Interns will be expected to contribute at least 15 hours per week, but no more than 25 hours per week for the duration of the project(s). Interns are provided with a stipend of $10 per hour. 

    To apply:
    Please send your resume, unofficial transcript, and cover letter describing your interest in this internship to Danielle Rossi, Quality Data Analyst, at You may also email Danielle with any questions you may have.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity and Accommodation Statement:
    Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), sexual orientation, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, domestic partnership or civil union status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, atypical hereditary cellular or blood trait, family medical history or genetic information, liability for military service, mental or physical disability, perceived disability, AIDS and HIV status, and any other legally protected status. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply.  If you require disability accommodation to apply for this position, please contact the Human Resources Manager at 201.244.4755.