Job Description

Awarded the Best Place to Work 2021, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona helps to fulfill its mission of improving the quality of life of Arizonans by delivering a variety of health insurance products and services to meet the diverse needs of individuals, families, and small and large businesses as well as providing information and tools to help individuals make better health decisions.

This is a remote opportunity within and outside of the state of AZ.

Starting pay ranging from $60,000-$115,000.

Purpose of the job

  • Performs advanced analytics to facilitate fact-based decision-making regarding price development of products and various benefit options to ensure attainment of profit targets.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Required Work Experience

  • For grade level 27, no experience is required
  • For grade levels 28 and higher, 2 years of experience in an actuarial field, or relevant work experience

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in actuarial science, business, mathematics, statistics, economics or related field of study

Required Licenses

  • N/A

Required Certifications

  • N/A
     

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Work Experience
  • 5 years of experience working for a healthcare organization / health insurer (Applies to All Levels)
  • 5 years of experience in an actuarial field (Applies to All Levels)
Preferred Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in business, mathematics, statistics, or related field of study (Applies to All Levels)
Preferred Licenses
  • N/A

Preferred Certifications

  • Associate, Society of Actuaries (ASA) (Applies to All Levels)
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) (Applies to All Levels)
ESSENTIAL job functions AND RESPONSIBILITIES

ACTUARIAL ANALYST I-III / Associate Actuary I-III

  • Under general supervision, determine adequate and competitive premium levels for Individual, Commercial    and Government products
  • Under general supervision, prepare and submit rate filings to Federal and State authorities
  • Under general supervision, analyze benefit changes, prepare competitive analysis and summarize results
  • Under general supervision, complete financial forecast scenario modeling to evaluate and ensure profitable business segments
  • Under general supervision, prepare impact analysis for benefit changes, develop pricing factors to ensure adequate premium coverage for each product line
  • Develop sensitivity testing analysis and summarize results to management
  • Display knowledge of Individual, Commercial and Government products, pricing, and forecasting
  • Display initiative in research beyond the specific assignment
  • Meaningfully contribute to the area’s workload, considering volume and complexity

LEAD ACTUARIAL ANALYST I-II / Lead Associate actuary I-ii

  • Manage workload with minimal supervisory instructions, limited project management assistance, and limited review of results, beyond pre-release peer review.
  • Provide support to business partners (general managers) in pricing, product and market analysis with minimal supervision
  • Display initiative in research beyond the specific assignment
  • Communicate (both verbally and in writing) and interprets results, recommendations and abstract concepts to internal and external customers.  Anticipate and address possible customer questions and concerns.
  • Prepare, submit and or present recommendations to the Actuarial department’s management team on financial analysis.
  • Pursue expansion of current knowledge and skills. 
  • Meaningfully contribute to the area’s workload, considering volume and complexity. 
  • Train other analysts and provide peer review.

SENIOR ACTUARIAL ANALYST I-IV / SENIOR ASSOCIATE ACTUARY I-IV

  • Report to a manager who provides minimal supervisory instructions, limited project management, and minimal or limited review of results, beyond pre-release peer review.
  • Along with research, create analyses and recommendations that will allow BCBSAZ to meet its goals
  • Plan and lead complex projects from inception to completion. Includes working independently on creating timelines, working with other areas to define deliverables, monitoring progress, implementing the project and resolving/monitoring post-implementation issues.
  • Communicate (both verbally and in writing) and interprets results, recommendations and abstract concepts to internal and external customers.  Anticipate and addresses possible customer questions and concerns.
  • Incorporate strategic planning in all areas of responsibility.
  • Train and mentor other analysts and provide peer review.

ALL LEVELS

  • Each progressive level includes the ability to perform the essential functions of any lower levels and train employees in those levels.
  • The position requires a full-time work schedule. Full-time is defined as working at least 40 hours per week, plus any additional hours as requested or as needed to meet business requirements.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES

Required Job Skills (Applies to All Levels)

  • Advanced skill in mathematics and statistics

Required Job Skills (Applies to Grade Levels 28 and above)

  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software
  • Basic proficiency in data warehouse querying tools, and programming.

Required Professional Competencies (Applies to All Levels)

  • Analytical knowledge necessary to generate reports, actuarial analyses, and mathematical models based on available data and then make sound decisions based on reported data
  • Ability to solve problems independently and draw accurate conclusions from limited data using basic mathematical modeling and actuarial techniques.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and make recommendations with less than complete or conflicting information while maintaining appropriate time management.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and privacy
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to all levels in all departments. 
  • Ability to summarize technical information to a non-technical audience.
  • Ability to build and maintain productive working relationships with others. 

Required Leadership Experience and Competencies

  • N/A

PREFERRED COMPETENCIES

Preferred Job Skills (Applies to grades 28 and above)

  • Advanced proficiency in spreadsheet, word processing and presentation software
  • Intermediate proficiency with data warehouses and query tools / design

Preferred Professional Competencies (Applies to grades 29 and above)

  • Project management skill needed to create timelines, track deliverables and task progress, resolve issues, and communicate project  status

Preferred Leadership Experience and Competencies

  • N/A

Our Commitment

BCBSAZ does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other protected group.

Thank you for your interest in Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona.  For more information on our company, see azblue.com.  If interested in this position, please apply.

Application Instructions

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