Benefits Actuary Senior Associate

Benefits Actuary Senior Associate

Job Category People and Organisation Level Senior Associate Specialty/Competency Benefits Industry/Sector Not Applicable Job Type Regular Time Type Full time Travel Requirements Up to 40% Job ID 412343WD Location(s) WI-Milwaukee, MN-Minneapolis, IL-Chicago, DC-Washington, NY-New York, TX-Dallas, PA-Philadelphia

A career in our Benefits practice, within People and Organisation Consulting services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients reset their talent strategies and deliver extraordinary business results through their people. We focus on evaluating and managing their unique challenges so our clients can maximise their return on the overall investment in human capital. You’ll gain a tremendous depth of expertise in all aspects of human capital, including creating sustainable value through people culture and change, designing compensation and retirement strategies, and improving human capital operations. Our team helps our clients evaluate, redesign, implement and manage their health and welfare and retirement benefits programmes. You’ll help our clients with active and retiree plan performance management, vendor selection, provider strategy, financial reporting and cost driver analysis, private exchange and drug benefit evaluation.

To really stand out and make us fit for the future in a constantly changing world, each and every one of us at PwC needs to be a purpose-led and values-driven leader at every level. To help us achieve this we have the PwC Professional; our global leadership development framework. It gives us a single set of expectations across our lines, geographies and career paths, and provides transparency on the skills we need as individuals to be successful and progress in our careers, now and in the future.

As a Senior Associate, you'll work as part of a team of problem solvers, helping to solve complex business issues from strategy to execution. PwC Professional skills and responsibilities for this management level include but are not limited to:

  • Use feedback and reflection to develop self awareness, personal strengths and address development areas.
  • Delegate to others to provide stretch opportunities, coaching them to deliver results.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and the ability to bring order to unstructured problems.
  • Use a broad range of tools and techniques to extract insights from current industry or sector trends.
  • Review your work and that of others for quality, accuracy and relevance.
  • Know how and when to use tools available for a given situation and can explain the reasons for this choice.
  • Seek and embrace opportunities which give exposure to different situations, environments and perspectives.
  • Use straightforward communication, in a structured way, when influencing and connecting with others.
  • Able to read situations and modify behavior to build quality relationships.
  • Uphold the firm's code of ethics and business conduct.

Additional Responsibilities:

As a PwC Healthcare Consulting Actuary, you will be part of our exciting growing team that provides strategic, analytic and technical support to our payer, provider & government clients (PPG) and our employer clients. The healthcare sector has fundamentally transformed over the last 5 years and as such, our clients look to us to support them in redefining their strategy and thinking to maintain market share, margins, and to achieve cost savings.

Job Requirements and Preferences:

Basic Qualifications:

Minimum Degree Required:
Bachelor Degree

Minimum Years of Experience:
3 year(s)

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Fields of Study:
Mathematical Statistics, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, Public Policy Analysis, Mathematical Economics, Finance

Certification(s) Preferred:

4+ Actuarial Exams

Preferred Knowledge/Skills:

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success in roles leading functions or projects involving actuarial aspects of commercial and government programs and issues in a major consulting firm or corporate environment, emphasizing areas that include pricing/underwriting, health plan financial reporting, data analysis, and risk adjustment.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success of the Payer or Provider industries including knowledge of and/or success in professional services or corporate roles, helping companies define and evaluate corporate and business unit strategies and investment portfolios.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or a proven record of success market, competitive and other external drivers.

Demonstrates thorough abilities and/or proven record of success with:

  • Managing multiple projects and deadlines;
  • Working with management and senior level executives at other organizations;
  • Understanding alternative fee arrangements, including the use of pricing tools, to provide a point of view on pricing strategies;
  • Understanding actuarial aspects of commercial and government healthcare programs;
  • Helping identify client issues and resources needed to solve problems;
  • Using analytical thinking skills to evaluate analyses for communication to clients;
  • Analyzing clients medical claim data to understand historical trends and suggest opportunities to implement savings initiatives;
  • Evaluating a client’s end-to-end risk adjustment process, evaluating the return on investment for each operational activity and vendor;
  • Developing predictive analytics to help identify gaps within a health plan’s coding procedures and optimizing their revenue stream;
  • Creating a strategic roadmap with clients entering a new line of business or market, including the development of a proforma;
  • Analyzing a company’s financial statements finding opportunities to enhance their reporting or allocation of administrative expenses;
  • Supporting payers and providers as they move down the value based care continuum, identifying impacts to their cost structure and operations;
  • Supporting mergers and acquisitions by evaluating a target’s financial statements and developing a quality of earnings adjustment as well as providing insight into the target’s expected future earnings potential;
  • Developing and utilizing pricing models to help clients forecast earnings, budgets and pro-formas as well as certify rate filings;
  • Completing IBNR reserve analyses and assess actuarial balances as part of year-end financial audit for health and life insurance companies; 
  • Researching business and industry trends to develop a point of view to leverage in assisting with proposals, considering opportunities across multiple lines of service; 
  • Innovating through new and existing technologies, along with experimenting with digitization solutions;
  • Working with large, complex data sets to build models and leverage data visualization tools to provide insights to clients;
  • Working independently and within a team; and,
  • Being client focused and results oriented.

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