MassMutual Financial Group Paralegal in New York, New York

Since 1851, MassMutual’s commitment has always been to help people protect their families, support their communities, and help one another. This is why we want to inspire people to Live Mutual. We at MassMutual value diversity and inclusion. We’re people helping people.

A career with us means you will work alongside exceptional people and be empowered to reach your professional and personal goals. Our employees are the foundation of what makes MassMutual a strong, stable and ethical business. We seek and value unique and varied perspectives and experiences because we believe we are stronger when all voices are heard. We invite you to bring your bright, innovative ideas to MassMutual as we continue to help millions of Americans rely on each other.

Together, we’re stronger.

Description

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Haven Life is an insuretech innovator at MassMutual that offers a new way to get life insurance online that's actually simple.

We combine the culture of a startup with the stability and backing of a Fortune 500 company to create an environment that's truly unique.

Our diverse team is comprised of smart, collaborative people who think big, execute quickly and don't take themselves too seriously. We're located in New York's Flatiron District and in case you're wondering, yes, we provide free snacks. Cold brew too.

If you're creative, professional and kind, we'd love to hear from you.

ABOUT THE POSITION

You will be joining a small, experienced legal and compliance team focused on moving at a rapid pace and providing innovative solutions in tandem with the growing business.

Your job will require you to work closely with your fellow team members, to help with a variety of tasks in the legal, compliance, information security, and state filing space. Some responsibilities include:

  • Conducting legal research and analysis and advising team members on results;

  • Drafting business communications and recommendations;

  • Assisting with regulatory and state filings – including help with drafting; and

  • Facilitating contract review and processing.

WHAT YOU WILL DO

Prepare and evaluate legal documentation to resolve problems. Identify legal issues that require attorney consideration and articulate such issues to attorneys. Evaluate and resolve matters.

Monitor new legislative, regulatory and case law developments; assess potential implications for the business, summarize and make recommendations. May initiate and oversee implementation of changes in internal procedures. Interacts with all levels, including leaders in the organization.

Draft/review procedures, participate on project teams, conduct process reviews/audits, create and deliver educational materials, and consult on business questions.

Collect, organize and prepare documentation to support information security policies and practices. Help investigate and respond to potential information security issues that may include client information or other confidential Company data.

Assist with broader compliance projects, regulatory audits, and complete special assignments as needed.

Work with business partners in operations, distribution, information security, and technology organizations to address compliance and regulatory issues.

Assist with state filings, including: reviewing contract information, helping to organize documentation, and assist with implementation of newly approved materials.

REQUIREMENTS

Required Skills/Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required

  • Minimum 2-4 years relevant experience

  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future

  • Ability to work from our NYC office

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Paralegal experience

  • Working knowledge of and experience with privacy, information security, and insurance laws and regulations

  • Experience using Lexis Nexis and other tools to research legal and regulatory issues

Who You Are

  • Easygoing and friendly

  • A self-starter who takes initiative and ownership of tasks

  • Curious and engaged, not afraid to ask “why”

Ranked No. 77 in the annual FORTUNE ® 500 Ranking (FORTUNE ® Magazine, June 2017) and recognized as a World’s Most Ethical Company by Ethisphere, MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources, and rely on each other when it counts. At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

CORE VALUES

Focus on the Customer: We understand our customers well and look for every opportunity to deliver an experience that is clear, easy, personal, human, empowering and trustworthy.

Act with Integrity: We deliver on our promises by being open, honest and humble and by adhering to the letter and spirit of applicable laws, rules, regulations and company policies.

Value People: We respect and learn from each other’s diverse backgrounds, experiences and ideas. We engage and develop people to their greatest potential.

Work Collaboratively: We work together to achieve results by actively listening, seeking, understanding and creating solutions as a unified team driving toward one company, one culture, one brand.

Achieve Results: We focus on winning by exceeding expectations and getting better – everyone, every day.

For more information, visit www.massmutual.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, Instagram and Pinterest.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply.

At MassMutual, we’re fostering an inclusive and dynamic environment where our employees are valued for who they are and can build successful careers. For us, diversity and inclusion is more than a goal, it’s the only way forward.

• 100% rating on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index (2018)

• National Association for Female Executives Top Company for Executive Women (2017)

• DiversityInc Noteworthy Company (2017)

• Disability Equality Index® (DEI) Best Place to Work for Disability inclusion (2017)

• Working Mother Media 100 Best Company (2017)

• Military Friendly Employer (2018)