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Optum is seeking an experienced actuarial expert who can leverage their broad industry experience to lead teams in the execution of a variety of strategic, actuarial, and consulting activities within Optum’s Payer Advisory Practice, largely focused on public programs for Medicaid and Dual-Eligible populations.  This role will establish, maintain, and own relationships with payer clients and execute against projects around various Actuarial products/services, as well as other Optum healthcare offerings relevant to their business needs.  

This role requires the development and ownership of relationships with payer clients and both technical and professional leadership of Actuarial Managers and staff in the delivery of best in class Actuarial and other strategic consulting services to clients.  This role also requires the desire and ability to meet collaborative sales targets.  The role requires an ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the healthcare organization, technical and non-technical staff, and an ability to develop solid client relationships through credible industry knowledge, and relevant expert strategic advice to the payer community. 

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Strategic and / or technical leadership on client teams on projects primarily around government programs, actuarial solution development, and broader analytical initiatives
  • Lead teams to deliver timely and business relevant results across multiple work streams while maintaining actuarial process standards and controls
  • Deliver expert strategic actuarial advice to clients with the goal of ensuring long-term profitable growth
  • Lead the design and development of actuarial solutions (models and processes)
  • Contribute to growth goals of the practice individually and as a part of the broader team


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
  • 7+ years of healthcare actuarial experience with experience in a Medicare or Medicaid Actuarial role
  • Experience managing complex actuarial projects and/or staff
  • Expert knowledge of key actuarial processes of pricing, reserving, and analytics
  • Demonstrated ability to speak credibly to current industry issues, regulatory and competitive challenges, and practices regarding the government services market
  • Proven problem-solving skills (identification of issue, causes, solution, implementation plan)
  • Ability to travel as needed (generally in the range of 10%)
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • ASA or FSA Actuarial Credential
  • Experience with advanced predictive analytics / machine learning
  • Intellectual curiosity - ability and willingness to learn new actuarial concepts
  • Desire to actively develop and pursue sales opportunities as part of teams
  • Solid ability to influence, motivate, and correct others in a positive, constructive, and respectful way


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.


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Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $113,500 to $218,100. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy


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.


Job country: United States

City: San Diego

Category: Actuaries

Location: San Diego, CA, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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