Job Description

Awarded a Healthiest Employer, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona aims to fulfill its mission to inspire health and make it easy. AZ Blue offers 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.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is urgently hiring mid and senior-level Analytics and Data Science Analysts to provide strategic analysis that impacts business decisions, improves efficiency, and drives innovation.  

 

In this role, you will perform data extraction, healthcare cost analysis, analytical model development, as well as production of various reports to support corporate strategies and initiatives.  

Develop analytics for Value Based Care (VBC) program cost of care and affordability. Review and manage VBC financial processes and activities, including BlueCard VBC Programs. Provide ideation and support for medical cost improvements in collaboration with key business partners (clinical, provider, strategy, finance, actuarial).  Perform data extraction, create healthcare cost analysis, analytical model development, as well as production of various reports and tracking mechanisms to support medical cost containment solutions. Oversee and support VBC financial performance. 

 

What to Expect 

As you work to help us improve the quality of life for Arizonans, expect to thrive in an energetic, diverse environment, championed by an organization consistently named a Best Places to Work and Most Admired Company in Arizona.  

 

This is a hybrid work opportunity that requires Arizona residency and work to be performed within the State of Arizona. 

 

Inspiring Health in Arizona Starts with You 

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Our benefits support work-life balance and the flexibility you need to be your best. 

  

They include: 

  • Eleven (11) paid holidays, including a floating holiday you can use any time you wish 

  • Accrued paid time off (up to 18 days per calendar year) 

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage 

  • 401(k) up to 5% dollar-per-dollar match, 2% non-elective employer contribution 

  • Eight (8) paid volunteer hours to support our mission of inspiring health 

  • Tuition reimbursement for you; scholarship opportunities for your children 

  • Employee discounts, gym reimbursement, and wellness programs 

  • Treadmill desks, full-service fitness center, onsite cafeterias  

  • Ongoing training for employees who wish to grow in their careers, acquire skills, and become managers 

 

To thrive in this job, you must be able to: 

  •  Provide accurate, timely and reliable delivery of data, metrics, reporting and analysis in support of multiple strategic goals, mandates, and legislation.  
  • Develop processes, write programs and/or create databases using analytic tools to produce accurate and timely completion of analytic solutions. 

  • Identify, analyze, interpret, and validate healthcare data metrics, trends, and patterns. 

  • Develop and analyze business performance reports (e.g. for claims data, provider data, utilization data) and provide notations of performance deviations and anomalies. 

  • Model financial impact analyses for a variety of business initiatives. 

  • Interpret, communicate, and present results to all levels of management in consistent and easy-to-understand formats to facilitate fact-based decision-making. 

 

Mid-Level 

  • Serve as an internal analytics consultant to define business questions and transform data and analysis into meaningful and actionable information for a variety of business areas. 

  • Perform complex analyses and interpret complex calculations to recommend actions and solutions. 

  • Develop financial models needed to accomplish analytic goals. 

  • Design and deliver self-service business intelligence tools to internal customers.  

  • Deliver business intelligence to clients by applying and demonstrating expertise in the areas of advanced analytics, forecasting, data extrapolation, and predictive modeling. 

  • Train and mentor other analysts. 

 

Senior-Level 

  • Drive and implement complex and critical analytic initiatives with minimal oversight.   

  • Represent the department when meeting/strategizing with leadership of other areas, practicing situational awareness and balancing the business needs with prioritization of analytics resources. 

  • Review results post-implementation to ensure projections are realized and recommend modifications as applicable. 

  • Incorporate strategic planning in all areas of responsibility, collaborating with internal business partners to define and execute strategy or direction. 

  • Participate in leading overall strategic direction and execution of data, analytical and reporting capabilities, tools, outputs, insights and business/clinical interpretation and advisory services. 

 

We are looking for someone with: 

  • Intermediate PC proficiency, including spreadsheet, database, flow charting, networking, and word processing software 

  • Advanced skills in mathematics and statistics  

  • Intermediate skill with SAS/SQL programming  

  • Advanced understanding of data management principles (mid/senior level) 

  • Proficiency in SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence software (mid/senior level) 

  • Intermediate skill with data visualization tools, such as Tableau (mid/senior level) 

 

 

Qualifications 

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

  • 1-3 years of experience in data analysis using analytic tools and processes  

  • For mid- and senior-level roles: 3-5 years of experience working for a healthcare organization/health insurer in data analysis using analytic tools, processes, and advanced SAS procedures and/or data mining  

 

Why Join Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona? 

  

At BCBSAZ, your pursuit of balance, happiness, and fulfillment is supported through our Workability model. Workability is our future hybrid workforce strategy and defines where and how we do our jobs: 100% remote, 100% in the office or somewhere in-between. 

  

No matter where you choose to work, we want you to be well. Our award-winning healthy campus in Phoenix is always available to you. Access telehealth services at our BlueCare Anywhere kiosk, fuel up with healthy meals and snacks at our cafeterias and Work Perks Café, and make the most of our onsite fitness center by taking advantage of personal trainers, a nutritionist, Health Support programs, and daily group fitness classes, including spin, yoga, and Zumba.  

Our Commitment

AZ Blue 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.

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