Insurance Reporter

Crain Communications Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 1 week ago


Modern Healthcare, the leading source for healthcare business news, is seeking an experienced reporter to cover the health insurance industry.

Health insurers are constantly looking for ways to become more efficient and competitive in covering patients. This beat focuses in part on how the health insurance industry is transforming within private, Medicare and Medicaid markets and how that affects the healthcare industry at large.

A Modern Healthcare story explains what news development or enterprise topic will mean for the business of healthcare and its ultimate effect on Americans. Our readership include industry executives, lawmakers and policy thought leaders, and our reporting holds those organizations accountable for their business decisions.

Objectives and Responsibilities

The reporter will be responsible for daily news coverage and enterprise reporting for our website and e-newsletters, as well as features for our magazine. A successful candidate will break news in the hotly competitive insurance coverage space and develop deep sources within industry and policy circles.

They must be able to dig into trends, data, policies and programs that change how healthcare is paid for, and be able to critically look at where these plans fall short of their promise or create unintended consequences. The best candidate will enjoy working in a newsroom that's performance-driven, collaborative and fun.

Modern Healthcare reporters are curious, take initiative and enjoy being part of a highly motivated editorial team. This candidate would have the opportunity to collaborate with other reporters in Chicago and Washington, DC, as well as data and graphics team members. The ideal candidate will have experience covering the insurance industry and a deep interest in healthcare.

Basic requirements

  • A minimum of five years reporting experience

  • B.A. in journalism or related field

  • Consistent ability to meet deadlines and file clean, concise and comprehensive copy on complex issues with a high degree of accuracy, balance and relatability

  • Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment

  • Able to cover breaking news and generate enterprise feature ideas

  • Must demonstrate an ability to cover regulatory and financial filings with an attention to detail

  • Ability to work with editors to develop story ideas, and manage multiple daily and long-term feature deadlines


  • Interest in data and multimedia reporting. Modern Healthcare has a data team and regularly includes data, graphics, video or podcast material with its reporting

  • Experience covering regulatory agencies, legislative bodies or healthcare policy issues

The position would start as remote from home, but preferably work from either our Chicago or D.C. offices in the future. We will also consider eligible candidates outside our bureaus for permanent, home-based employment.

This position is exempt under the Fair Labor Standards Act and is not eligible for overtime pay.

Brand Overview:

Modern Healthcare is the industry's leading source of healthcare business and policy news, research and information. We report on important healthcare events and trends, as they happen, through our weekly print magazine, websites, e-newsletters, mobile products and events.

Our readers use that information to make informed business decisions and lead their organizations to success. It's for this reason that Modern Healthcare magazine is ranked No. 1 in readership among healthcare executives.


Crain Overview:

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As a privately held company, we maintain a personal responsibility for elevating our work to be the best it can be. Every editor, reporter and correspondent at Crain shares the responsibility of ensuring the editorial independence and importance of our work. With an Audience First focus and uncompromising integrity, we strive to make a real impact for the individuals and industries we serve.

While other media companies report the news, Crain gives it meaning. We add context to content, infuse information with insights, and initiate connections as well as conversations.

Crain Communications offers a competitive salary, a generous benefits package, profit sharing, and a friendly work environment. This is a great time to join our organization -- a profitable, well established publishing leader.





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