Aetna Assistant Actuary in Walnut Creek, California

Req ID: 50452BR


Support actuarial functions by serving as a subject matter expert. Demonstrate understanding of complex actuarial functions and industry related issues. Influence, recommend and implement actuarial policy and processes. May represent Actuarial on interdepartmental teams. Overall mission of Actuarial is to protect Aetna's financial integrity with sound reserving and risk management practices as well as product designs that meet customer needs and pricing that produces returns to shareholders commensurate with the risks undertaken. Actuarial is responsible for anticipating and recognizing matters that materially affect financial integrity and making sound, unbiased reports on these issues.

Fundamental Components:

Leadership: - Management of Resources- Successfully manage projects and initiatives to conclusion. Exhibit innovative use of resources. - Scope of Decision Making- Exercise decision making within scope of authority. - Risk Assessment- Demonstrate in-depth understanding of specific risks. Share results of analysis with management. - Pricing, Trend & Benefit Design- Oversee development of pricing and trend for product and/or services. Understand and communicate financial impact to management. Technical Proficiency: - Use of Technology- Develop creative technical solutions to a variety of problems. Stay apprised of technical innovations as potential solutions for actuarial issues and concerns. - Verbal and Written Communication- Address complex inquiries. Prepare communications for internal and external constituents. Maintain accurate documentation and manage training and user support for tools and processes. Interaction with Constituents- Independently collaborate with internal and external constituents.


Bachelor's degree along w/5+ years relevant experience

Must be an ASA (Associate of the Society of Actuaries) or FSA and is typically a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (or other accredited actuarial organization) able to sign state rate filings and other required actuarial certifications

Must have previous pricing experience

Strong communication skills to deliver information to varies levels


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Actuarial/Associate of the Society of Actuaries is required

Actuarial/American Academy of Actuaries is desired


Functional - Actuarial/Financial actuarial analysis/4-6 Years

Functional - Actuarial/Pricing: fee & expense/4-6 Years

Functional - Actuarial/Risk analysis/management/4-6 Years

Functional - Actuarial/Modeling & tool development/4-6 Years


Finance/Delivering Profit and Performance/ADVANCED

General Business/Demonstrating Business and Industry Acumen/ADVANCED

Leadership/Collaborating for Results/ADVANCED


Finance/Managing Aetna's Risk/ADVANCED

Finance/Profit and Quality Vigilance/FOUNDATION

General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

Telework Specifications:

The ideal candidate will sit in our Walnut Creek, CA hub, Other Actuarial hub locations will also be considered for the right candidate.


This position reports to the Big Sky Territory Market Actuary. Primary responsibilities include medical pricing, forecasting, filing preparation, earnings analysis, IBNR reserve work, trend analysis and rating factor analysis. The ideal candidate will have strong technical skills and strong skills in the areas of collaboration, communication, innovation, and risk management.

Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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Job Function: Actuarial