Sr. Government Health Actuary Consultant | Mercer


Mercer is seeking candidates for the following position. Candidates can be based in the Phoenix, Minneapolis, Atlanta office or remote:

Sr. Government Health Actuary Consultant

What can you expect?


  • Be a part of the team that leverages our knowledge and expertise to help states manage the challenges and complexities of the health care world
  • Work alongside passionate, critical-thinking colleagues to assist government-sponsored programs in becoming more efficient purchasers of health services
  • Be on the cutting edge of health care reform. We partner with states and the Federal government on implementing a wide variety of health care and human services issues, including actuarial, data/systems analysis, clinical, policy, pharmacy, operations, and procurement
  • Beyond the in-depth training provided, new employees are included on client teams immediately, providing unique opportunities to learn more while helping team members with critical workloads and making a difference to our clients
  • As part of Mercer, the Government Human Services Consulting team offers its expertise within a small business atmosphere


What’s in it for you?


  • Be a part of the team that has the world’s largest and most influential benefits brokerage and consulting capabilities
  • Our competitive programs, entrepreneurial spirit and team-oriented culture offer a richly rewarding and exciting environment where you can excel and achieve your professional goals
  • We run many social and new-hire events, outings, and employee networks, having fun in the work you do comes from being a part of a client team and contributing to its success


In this role you will be responsible for:


  • Work with client and Mercer’s H&B Government Project Managers to clearly define the scope, timelines and deliverable(s) of the project; ensure development and proposes essential project documents, including the budget and work plans
  • Provide oversight of actuarial work and guidance in developing the data model for the project
  • Review data modeling, data assumptions and analysis results for actuarial soundness
  • Collaborate with client team and project team to finalize rates; educate and consult with client on the impact of their policies on the data and rates; act as actuarial authority that signs and certifies rate capitation letters
  • Manage the relationship with the key client stakeholders and oversee client engagements including: overseeing multiple project managers; ensuring the team is within budget, on time and producing work consistent with the scope of work; ensuring communication with client, project team and senior client leader
  • Define the strategy for and leads the RFP process; develop cost proposal; evaluate conversion/recovery/ aspects of RFP; evaluate risk and manage RFP through Mercer internal legal and executive approval process
  • Have full authority for the following people management responsibilities: assigning, directing, and evaluating work; conducting performance evaluations, progressive counseling and career development discussions; and ensuring appropriate orientation and on-going education/training


What you need to have:


  • BA/BS degree
  • Minimum 12 years of relevant experience required
  • Medicaid background and experience
  • Actuarial credentials (ASA, FSA) required


What makes you stand out?


  • Excellent project management and interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent project management, presentation and interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills


This role is not eligible to be performed remotely from Colorado.

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