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UnitedHealth Group

Director, Actuarial and Underwriting Systems and Analytics - Telecommute (107490275)

Sales and Marketing

Creative Director



Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Are you a thought leader who thrives on developing new solutions to solve tough challenges? At UnitedHealth Group, you will be part of Optum - the consulting leader in health care innovation.

As the Director, Actuarial and Underwriting Systems and Analytics, you will drive the delivery and consulting best practice of our StepWise software, direct cross-functional consulting teams, and influence senior leadership to adopt new ideas and approaches within the actuarial and underwriting functions of our Payer clients. Here you will help rewrite the future of UnitedHealth Group as you participate in the development of business strategy and lead large, complex projects to achieve key business objectives.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Draw upon your experience working with the rating systems and underwriting analytics of health plans to transform processes via best practices and implementation of new tools and processes
  • Strong understanding and experience building healthcare pricing models and risk models including Fully insured, ASO and capitated funding types with experience rating. Understanding of actuarial risk based factors including age/sex, risk scores, base rates and trend for casting and simulation of best fit pricing models
  • Lead delivery for StepWise projects, including implementing a software design pattern based on client requirements and working with a supporting project team and developers to adhere to design
  • Consult with prospective customers on refactoring their pricing models to improve accuracy and simplify maintenance
  • Oversee project teams on client assignments and understand our clients' business and place within the market, while acting as a main point of contact and managing project deliverables
  • Establish your position as an industry thought leader as it relates to transforming underwriting processes and analytics and earn recognition as a “go to” person in this area, both internally and externally
  • Foster a greater understanding of this competency among internal and external colleagues and constituents
  • Design and implement new services and approaches related to optimizing a Payer’s underwriting systems, processes, and analytics
  • Grow consulting revenue and operating income with existing and prospective clients as a client relationship and business development leader
  • Use your proven sales acumen, with the ability to sell large consulting / services engagements
  • Mentor and develop an elite team of consulting analysts
  • Manage a variety of initiatives while driving momentum of key projects

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 as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10+ years of experience working within the healthcare industry
  • 7+ years of underwriting or actuarial experience at a health plan or in a related consulting role
  • 5+ years of experience overseeing a team of direct reports and/or managing staff aligned to your projects
  • 5+ years of experience within Excel, Excel formulas, and VBA macros
  • 2+ years of proficiency with SQL

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Actuarial exams or designation (ASA / FSA)
  • Experience working with a broad range of Payer functional areas
  • Experience working with various reporting packages (Ex Tableau)
  • Experience working with StepWise Suite
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, tailor’s language to the audience, initiates appropriate communications with others, is tactful and listens well
  • Consultative and capable of meeting multiple project deadlines with minimal supervision
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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.