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Actuarial Consultant - Trend Analytics - Remote

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: San Jose
Posted on: September 12, 2023

Job Description:

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. -

In joining the Optum Advisory Services Trend Analytics Consulting team: you'll be part of a team that is leader in health care cost analytics, with a proven track record of supporting health plans across the country though a diverse staff of Actuaries, Data/Research Analysts, and Business/Technology Consultants. - Our consulting team has continued to expand capabilities and consulting presence by identifying, developing, and executing on new and exciting business opportunities. -

As a member of our high-performing team, you'll help support Optum's growth and financial goals while you help shape our future. As an Actuarial Consultant, you will be empowered, supported, and encouraged to use your actuarial expertise as you perform financial analysis and build models that improve health plan competitiveness. You'll find an accelerated actuarial development path to support you in your continuing post-graduate education and certification.

On our team you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Solve problems through issue identification, research and data gathering; Accurate and insightful analysis; Relevant and actionable recommendations
  • Develop Written communications, persuasive presentations & compelling deliverables
  • Build and leverage relationships with colleagues and clients

    All while working in an environment that allows:

    • Effective project & time management; Flexibility in your work schedule
    • Participation in team problem solving; Contribution to team effectiveness
    • Inclusion into the UHG Actuarial Study Program, including company sponsored study hours and study materials

      You'll enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. -

      Primary Responsibilities: -
      The Actuarial Consultant in this role will work with detailed health care claims data to build and maintain actuarial models to support financial analysis; Help to identify root causes and proposing solutions on how to solve issues; Apply their technical skills to complex analyses to draw key insights that reflect an understanding of the overall consulting engagement; - Effectively create visually appealing, client-ready, and accurate deliverables; Successfully construct logical storylines and manage client questions in areas of content knowledge.

      • Extract, analyze, aggregate, and interpret data
      • Perform quantitative analysis of health care claims utilization and cost data
      • Participate in client relationships and communications
      • Prepare information for clients, build reports, and assist with project scheduling and coordination of tasks
      • Develop, review, and analyze detailed data sets leveraged for client reporting/analytics
      • Take accountability for work within a fast paced, exciting environment

        You'll be part of an intensely driven and focused team that is accountable for constantly improving business results. As a trusted subject matter expert who's called on to incorporate traditional expertise into novel, cutting edge actuarial/analytic solutions, you'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role.

        You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in. -Required Qualifications: -

        • Bachelor's degree
        • 1+ years of experience working in a corporate environment including experience collecting, analyzing, and summarizing qualitative/quantitative data
        • Expertise working with formulas, calculations, charts, graphs in MS Excel
        • Proven ability to quickly learn and use computer software tools effectively

          Preferred Qualifications: -

          • 1+ years of experience working in either R, SAS, SQL, Python, Tableau, PowerBI, VBA, predictive modeling, .net -
          • Experience and/or exposure in dealing with health care claims experience and/or Pharmacy claims experience (i.e. understanding of costs, expected claims, diagnosis codes, procedure codes, pharmacy terminology)
          • Experience working in a consultancy, actuarial or healthcare field
          • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, including written and verbal forms of communication
          • Proven analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills
          • Proven flexibility to handle changing priorities/requirements/deadlines -
          • Passed 2 or more Actuarial exams
          • Preferred location: Colorado Springs, CO, Dallas, TX, Hartford, CT, Pittsburgh, PA, Boulder, CO, Houston, TX, Nashville, TN, Tampa, FL, Eden Prairie, MN, Phoenix, AZ, St. Louis, MO
          • Willing to relocate to Minnesota

            California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $67,800 to $133,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. -

            *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy -
            At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone-of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income-deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes - an enterprise priority reflected in our mission. - -

            Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. -
            UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. -

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