UnitedHealth Group Actuarial Director – Remote in Nashville, Tennessee

December 1, 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 Trend Analytics Consulting team: you’ll be part of a team that is a 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 our 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 Director, 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 enjoy the flexibility to work remotely * from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Actuarial Director in this role will work with detailed health care claims data to build and maintain actuarial models to support financial analysis; Diagnose the root causes of modeling shortcomings and propose solutions on how to address and improve models; Apply 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 insightful deliverables; Successfully construct logical storylines and manage client questions in areas of content knowledge.

  • Client Engagement Delivery Responsibilities:

  • Perform a lead billable role to clients in day-to-day delivery of large-scale and highly complex projects

  • Lead recurring meetings across various clients, clinical/operational staff, and actuarial teams

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders to identify and develop business questions for analytic investigation (e.g., utilization analysis)

  • Develop and design complex data programs and forecast models, by utilizing applicable data/analytical tools to extract and analyze data (e.g., SAS, SQL, R, Python, Excel, Tableau)

  • Interpret, compile, and disseminate results of modeling analyses with appropriate conclusions and recommendations

  • Serve in an advisory role to clients on business strategy, operational effectiveness, and healthcare best practices

  • Provide strategic input to the development of the project roadmap and timelines

  • Create a team-oriented work climate that enables professional development and encourages creative solutions and strategies

  • Business Development / Leadership:

  • Provide coaching and mentoring to junior consultants and analysts with the goal of developing and retaining talent within the organization

  • Support cross business collaboration with Optum actuarial and other consultants in the pursuit of new opportunities

  • Complete financial analysis and develop client business case for proposed solutions

  • Define contract terms and conditions and pricing models for new solutions, including value-based contracts

  • Actively participate in contributing thought leadership for Optum to the market, including assistance in building consulting marketing and sales collateral

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Actuarial Credential (ASA or FSA)

  • 3+ years of experience collaborating with cross functional partners and presenting analytical findings

  • Advanced proficiency in MS Excel, and experience designing and running complex data programs, (e.g., extract and analyze data via R, SAS, SQL, Python, Tableau, PowerBI, VBA, predictive modeling, .net)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience in the Healthcare, Finance, or related industry

  • 5+ years of experience working for a healthcare consulting practice

  • 5+ years of experience as a people and project manager

  • 3+ years of experience with health care claims forecasting

  • Relocation to Minnesota

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

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 $118,000 to $226,800 per year. 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.

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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