Associate Counsel- Insurance Services

Posted: 08/24/2023

Are you ready to take your legal expertise to the next level? Join Sentry's Legal Department on the Insurance Services Team as an Associate Counsel and make an impact with your knowledge of insurance products, services, and regulations. This hybrid position is based in our corporate headquarters in Stevens Point, WI.

What You'll Do

As Associate Counsel on the Legal Department’s Insurance Services team, you’ll provide legal advice regarding the company’s insurance operations, products and services and the company’s ongoing relationships with customers, agents, insurance regulators, and service providers.

You will:

  • Serve as a trusted legal adviser to senior leadership and management teams.
  • Advise internal business leaders regarding applicable insurance laws, regulations, industry standards and best practices, and where appropriate, suggest alternative solutions that mitigate legal and regulatory risks.
  • Conduct legal research and provide advice to internal business leaders regarding new or changing laws and regulations.
  • Work with the company’s marketing and compliance departments and provide advice regarding insurance laws and regulations applicable to advertising and website content.
  • Work closely with the company’s Special Investigations Unit and advise on insurance laws and regulations related to fraud and fraud reporting.
  • Confer with legal department leadership on issues relating to potential regulatory actions against the company.
  • Attend insurance industry meetings to stay abreast of legislative and regulatory changes.

Additionally, you’ll:

  • Provide reports and communications to senior leadership and the compliance team regarding top concerns, areas of risk, regulatory changes and organizational impacts
  • Monitor, interpret and handle communications about new state laws, regulations, case law and emerging trends, identifying and counseling internal colleagues about relevant and emerging issues
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned from time to time

What it Takes

  • Strong academic background and a Juris Doctor degree from a law school accredited by the American Bar Association is required.
  • Minimum 5 years related work experience.
  • Substantial property and casualty insurance experience, including knowledge of state laws and regulations applicable to insurance, and prior experience advising senior managers and business unit leaders.
  • Management, communication and human relations skills.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Familiarity with insurance company structure and business functions.

What You’ll Receive

At Sentry, your total rewards go beyond competitive compensation. Below are some benefits and perks that you’ll receive.

  • Sentry is happy to offer flexibility through a scheduled Hybrid work model. Monday and Friday work from home if you choose to, Tuesday through Thursday in office.
  • Generous Paid-Time Off plan for you to enjoy time out of the office.
  • 401(K) plan with a dollar for dollar match on your first eight percent, plus immediate vesting to help strengthen your financial future.
  • Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life insurance to encourage a healthy lifestyle.
  • Extensive Work-Life Resources to lend a helping hand.
  • Sentry Foundation gift matching program to encourage charitable giving.
  • Continue your education and career development through Sentry University (SentryU).


About Sentry

We take great pride in making Forbes’ list of America’s Best Midsize Employers since 2017. A lot of different factors go into that honor, many of which contribute to your job satisfaction.

Our bright future is built on a long track record of success. We got our start in 1904 and have been helping businesses succeed and protect their futures ever since. Because of the trust placed in us, we’re one of the largest and financially strongest mutual insurance companies in the United States. We’re rated A+ by A.M. Best, the industry's leading rating authority.

Our headquarters is in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, with offices located throughout the United States. From sales to claims, and information technology to marketing, we enjoy a rewarding and challenging work environment with opportunities for ongoing professional development and growth.

Get ready to own your future at Sentry. Opportunities await!