Frequently Asked Questions

If you have questions about working with Avalon, we have answers.


Why use Avalon?
Bottom line, if you’re a health plan, we work with your competitors and know your employees. It’s what we do! But don’t take our word for it; feel free to ask our clients. Give us a call; we’re happy to provide references. In fact, most of our clients are referrals from people we’ve partnered with in the past. We have worked with some of our top clients for over a decade. Because of our success and ability to create genuine relationships, we often get invited out for coffee or even to the company Christmas party! We see ourselves as an extension of you.
What industry do you recruit for?
90% of our clients are health insurance plans. Most of our positions are management level and above. If the role falls under the managed care umbrella, we recruit for it.
What types of positions do you recruit for?
  • Account Management
  • Accounting
  • Actuarial
  • Analysts
  • Appeals & Grievances
  • Case Managers
  • CFOs
  • Coding
  • Compliance
  • Claims
  • CMOs
  • Contracting
  • COOs
  • Credentialing
  • Finance
  • Government Programs
  • Informatics
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • Medical Directors
  • Medical Economics
  • Medicare Operations
  • NCQA
  • Network Development
  • Operations
  • Pharmacy
  • Product Development
  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Proposals
  • Provider Relations
  • Quality Management
  • Revenue Optimization
  • Risk Adjustment
  • Sales
  • Underwriting
  • Utilization Management
What geographic locations do you recruit for?

We work with health plans nationwide, from New York to Los Angeles and everywhere in between. What this means for you is we have a strong network and great contacts in most locations.

Are you retained or contingent?
The short answer is both. It depends on the search and your needs.
What are your fees?

Our fee schedules vary, but they have one thing in common, we provide great value for superstar candidates. We offer retained and contingent fee options and we can work together to come up with the best solution for your search. Please contact us to discuss options. 

How do you recruit?
At our core, we are networkers. How we do that changes frequently. The key to our success is not ever standing still. We stay at the forefront of technology and our industry to always be ahead of the curve. We also love what we do, and that passion shows through!
What information does Avalon need to get started?
Typically, we get the best results from searches where we work closely with HR and the hiring manager to understand the position and requirements. However, we have also had success filling positions with limited information. When talking to candidates, we want to convey how great your company is – so the more information we have, the better.
How long is the process?
Each process is unique. We’ve filled roles in less than 30 days, and some take as long as six months. It all depends on your timeline and the search at hand. Some candidate skill sets are harder to find, and those elusive purple squirrel searches can take longer.
Do you do background checks, references or degree verifications?
We tailor our recruiting process to your needs. You want a background check; we can do it! Need references? Done! Degrees checked? Yes! Whatever you need, we will work with your HR department to ensure it is completed to your satisfaction.