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Senior Actuarial Consultant - Eden Prairie, MN or Duluth, GA

UnitedHealth Group - Hopkins, MN

Senior Actuarial Consultant - Eden Prairie, MN or Duluth, GA

Job Description

Position Description

Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, is one of the largest health care information and research companies in the industry. No single competitor offers the same breadth of products and services as Optum. In fact, our competitors strive to copy what we have done. We offer the most comprehensive set of data, technology, and analytic capabilities. The power of our products and services help customers leverage information assets, enhance clinical and financial insight, increase the quality of health care delivery and administration, and improve health care cost management.

Our Optum Consulting Medicare Resource Group (MRG) is seeking an experienced actuarial consultant to lead in the development of innovative and efficient actuarial and analytical models in support of client needs. Key skills for success include strong SAS and/or Excel VBA knowledge, ability to manipulate large data sets, data analysis, modeling, effective communication of findings, problem-solving, and team leadership. The position offers the opportunity to proactively develop software tools and data analysis models in a fast moving and dynamic team environment.

While specific responsibilities will vary based on the needs of the MRG and the Optum Consulting team, representative duties include:

Examine existing models and code sets for errors and inefficiencies

Provide innovative support for the appropriate configuration and manipulation of large data sets in a standardized data repository environment

Establish code in support of MRG (actuarial) staff

Provide clear communication regarding both identified problems and potential solutions

Primary Responsibilities:

Designing, supporting, and enhancing a comprehensive suite of actuarial models and tools that will be sold to external customers

Training consultants on the various uses and capabilities of the tool suite

Receiving feedback from consultants and clients for the purpose of improving products and establishing ideas for future business opportunities for Optum

Overseeing and guiding project research and analytics including, but not limited to, Medicare claims data analytics and advanced modeling and analytical techniques

Interpretation of research and data analytics into practical answers to broader policy questions as they relate to the specific content area

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree

Experience programming and/or developing programs in SAS

Expertise in quantitative and analytical problem-solving and/or modeling methodologies and their applications to research questions

Expertise in any of the following areas: program evaluation, program integrity, informatics, strategic planning and process improvement

Preferred Qualifications:

Be on the Actuarial exam track, having passed 2 or more Actuarial exams

Experience analyzing Medicare/Medicaid claims data

Experience developing financial models in Excel, using VBA and XML

Optum, a UnitedHealth Group company, is one of the largest health care information and research companies in the industry. No single competitor offers the same breadth of products and services as Optum. In fact, our competitors strive to copy what we have done. We offer the most comprehensive set of data, technology and analytic capabilities. The power of our products and services help customers leverage information assets, enhance clinical and financial insight, increase the quality of health care delivery and administration and improve health care cost management.

Careers with Optum.

Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world?s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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.

Job keywords: actuarial, consulting, Medicare, claims, SAS, programming, analytics, modeling, Excel, VBA, XML, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, MN, Duluth, Atlanta, Georgia, GA

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749677

10 days 16 hours ago

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Senior Actuarial Consultant - Eden Prairie, MN or Duluth, GA UnitedHealth Group - Hopkins, MN, United States

   

Location: Hopkins, MN

Company Profile:
About UnitedHealth Group UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone. We are committed to introducing innovative approaches, products and services that can improve personal health and promote healthier populations in local communities. Our core capabilities in clinical care resources, information and technology uniquely enable us to meet the evolving needs of a changing health care environment as millions more Americans enter a structured system of health benefits and we help build a stronger, higher quality health system that is sustainable for the long term