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CNO Financial Group Assistant General Counsel - REMOTE from any US based location in central or eastern time zones in Carmel, Indiana

CNO Financial Group’s Legal Department is hiring an Assistant General Counsel to autonomously provide a full range of legal advice and services in one or more specialized practice areas – including, but not limited to product development, marketing/sales, claims/underwriting/PHS, labor & employment, agent conduct, privacy, intellectual property, product management, information technology, and/or litigation management - across a major insurance segment of the enterprise.

This is your opportunity to lead and direct the legal or compliance review of respective enterprise-wide area (product development, sales/marketing, product management) for a major insurance segment. This role is intended to provide a succession plan for an Associate General Counsel.

As an Assistant General Counsel , your responsibilities will include:

  • Providing legal counsel, compliance guidance and interpretations of complex federal & state laws to support new insurance product development, new life & health insurance product advertising, insurance product management, sales and marketing, and electronic transactions.

  • Collaborating with other legal associates, corporate and business units - including CNO’s broker dealer and retail registered investment advisor - to identify and address regulatory risk in operational functions.

  • Working proactively with business partners in groups such as Actuarial, Marketing, Operations, Tax, etc. to identify legal issues and manage risk within their specialized area(s) of legal practice.

  • Advising, collaborating and coordinating with leaders in business segments and enterprise functions (i.e., actuarial, marketing, operations, tax, etc.) on matters relating to legal and compliance risks pertaining respective area.

  • Monitoring and evaluating insurance industry and regulatory developments, surveying the potential impact to corporate policies, and recommending appropriate response to changes in the regulatory or industry environment.

  • Developing and executing short-term operational plans that support the execution of higher-level compliance and legal strategies.

  • Frequently managing external counsel on outsourced legal initiatives and represents the Company on mediations, including those of relatively high risk and exposure.

  • Reviewing and negotiating mid-level to complex insurance and annuity related contracts, as determined by total spend and the risk of breach

The Assistant General Counsel position is well-suited for you if you:

  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of legal/compliance principles in the life and health insurance and investment advisory industries and how it relates to the enterprise-wide operations.

  • Have experience in life, annuity, and/or supplemental health insurance policy form drafting and other contract drafting and other writing skills within an insurance or investment advisory firm.

  • Exhibit the ability to manage internal resources, as well as outside counsel and other contracted resources, to provide high quality and timely services and guidance within established product development schedules.

  • Can identify, develop, and implement plans to mitigate insurance industry compliance risk

  • Demonstrate mastery of key legal and compliance risks under federal and state laws pertaining to the design, marketing and administration of insurance products, and can identify & communicate to all areas of the organization potential risks & solutions, thinking creatively and partnering with the business to evolve solutions.

  • Exhibit strong communication skills, both written and oral, to inform on highly technical specialized matters.

Qualified candidates will have:

  • Juris Doctorate and licensed to practice law in at least one jurisdiction.

  • At least 7 years of legal career experience, including at least 3 years in the life, annuity or supplemental health insurance industry.

  • Previous experience reviewing and negotiating mid-level to complex insurance and annuity related contracts

  • Life and health insurance industry experience strongly preferred

What will set you apart:

  • 10+ years of legal career experience, including at least 5 years in the life or health insurance insurance industry.

CNO Financial Group offices reopened in April 2022 and we are pursuing a hybrid working model. Associates who live within a 60 mile radius of a corporate office (Birmingham, Carmel, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee) will have access to come into that Office up to 2 days/week, and work from home at least 3 days/week. This role is full time work from home (WFH), also known as Remote. This role can be performed from any US based location within the central or eastern time zone. Work cannot be performed from outside of the United States.

CNO provides life and health insurance, annuities, financial services, and workforce benefits solutions through our family of brands and supported by our associates and agents. Our customers work hard to save for the future, and we help protect their health, income and retirement needs with 3.2 million policies and more than $35 billion in total assets. Our 3,400 associates, 8,600 exclusive agents and independent partner agents guide individuals, families and businesses through a lifetime of financial decisions.

We are financially strong and well positioned for continued growth, and we are grounded in our core values of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I); Integrity, Customer Focus, Excellence, and Teamwork. We have offices in more than 260 communities in the U.S., including our headquarters in Carmel, Indiana, and corporate offices in Birmingham, Chicago, Philadelphia, Orlando and Milwaukee.

At CNO Financial Group, we’re always looking forward—to the security and stability we help create for our insurance brands’ customers, and the growth we create within our own company. We're looking for ambitious people who want to do more. We'll provide you with opportunities to grow your skills through challenging professional experiences.

If you're looking for a culture that encourages development, helps you reach your potential, and rewards you for your contribution, then CNO Financial Group is right for you. For more information, visit


ReqID: JR166390

Category: Administrative/Support

Job Type: Full-Time

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