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ABBY S. NASH, ESQ.

76 Jefferson Road / Glenmont, New York 12077 / (518) 439-6987(H) and (518) 466-1244 (C) Solutions-focused Attorney with a comprehensive background in Health Insurance regulation and Health Care Reform. Calm demeanor in the face of difficulties; ability to manage multiple matters simultaneously while working under pressure in fast-paced, deadline-driven environments. Highly versatile; quickly masters new roles and responsibilities. Demonstrates active problem solving and listening skills in building and establishing key relationships with insurers, consumers, brokers and attorneys. Admitted to New York and Florida Bars.

CORE COMPETENCIES
• Health Insurance Law • Contract Review • Market Conduct Review • In-Depth Research & Analysis • Proactive Problem Solving •Case Management • Negotiations & Presentations • Relationship Building • Health Insurance Reform

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Senior Insurance Policy Examiner - New York State Insurance Department, Albany, NY (2006-Present) Assume responsibility for handling all aspects of policy review in accordance with organizational objectives. Conduct comprehensive legal research and analysis of complex matters involving health insurance; evaluate, summarize, and present findings to management. Strategically prioritize and drive projects to ensure timely completion while maintaining high quality standards. Draft a broad range of legal documents, including proposed statutory amendments, regulations, ten-day letters and responses to inquiries from consumers, attorneys, and other agency representatives. Appointed to serve as the Department Representative on the Early Intervention Coordinating Council and the Interagency Task Force on Autism. Regulate Managed Care Organizations, not-for-profit health plans and municipal cooperative health benefit plans to ensure compliance with state and federal laws, including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act, COBRA, and HIPAA. Senior Legal Examiner - New York State Department of Civil Service, Albany, NY (2002-2006) Demonstrated solid analytical skills in effectively evaluating existing test materials, with an emphasis on item content and statistics. Applied sharp legal acumen in drafting law related questions, preparing and submitting detailed appeal reports and provided recommendations for passpoints and scoring formulas. Provided senior management with critical tools to measure and interpret test results and define short-term and long-range goals and plans. Actively consulted with legal experts from various fields and developed new items regarding questions covering laws, rules, and regulations. Associate Attorney - Arcus, Goldstein & Munnelly, LLP, Albany, NY (1998-2001) Demonstrated strategic planning and organization skills by proficiently steering case projects from inception through completion with a focus on matrimonial and estate planning issues. Collaborated with clients to formulate expectations, achieve their goals and ensure client satisfaction. Evaluated potential new cases, designed litigation strategies, drafted and responded to discovery demands and negotiated settlements in a cost-effective manner. Career Note: Additional experience as Intern for New York State Assemblyman Richard J. Conners, Florida State Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Legislative Assistant for U.S. Representative Michael R. McNulty (Washington DC office). EDUCATION Juris Doctor - Nova Southeastern University Law School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bachelor of Arts, International Studies - Emory University, Atlanta, GA
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