Government Actuarial Analyst
Marsh & McLennan Companies - Minneapolis, MN

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Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. If you thrive on challenge, are passionate about ideas, love solving problems and truly enjoy connecting with people, we encourage you to explore the hundreds of job opportunities available through Mercer. Our core strengths place Mercer in a unique position to help our clients achieve the extraordinary - and extraordinary results require extraordinary people. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of

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Mercer Government Human Services Consulting (GHSC) specializes in assisting government-sponsored programs in becoming more efficient purchasers of health and welfare services. Mercer GHSC brings a team of consultants, clinicians, actuaries, analysts, and accountants to a project to assure a coordinated approach to the administrative, operational, actuarial, and financial components of public-sponsored health and welfare programs.

The Senior Government Actuarial Analyst provides accurate and timely data and financial analysis on various actuarial and financial projects for government sponsored health and welfare programs. He/she is a key member of the project team and works with the project lead to scope the project and determine the type and features of the data model to be used. To fulfill this role, the Actuary will:

Summarize and validate data from multiple sources in excel and access for accuracy and completeness before and after it is entered into the Data Model.

In conjunction with project lead, update and enhance existing models with new data sets and assumptions.

Discuss and explain the analysis and impact of the model on data to the team and project leader. Determine and communicate impact of anomalies and inconsistency of data.

Peer review the work of others to verify source data and data calculations, as well as project documentation, including technical write ups, certification, and an executive summary.

Train junior team members on procedures and protocol. Share knowledge of data modeling with junior staff.

Delegate project tasks to junior staff and ensure deadlines for tasks are met.

Ensure that the project team is regularly updated on project status. Take notes during team meeting and follow up with action items and assignments.


BA/BS Degree or equivalent experience required

Minimum 1 - 3 years of industry experience required

Must have passed at least one preliminary Society of Actuaries (SOA) exam or a Valuation of Educational Experience (VEE) component, and plan to continue taking exams

Knowledge of MS Office Tools; Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel; Intermediate skills in Access

Strong analytical and mathematical skills

Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills

Ability to organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment.

Ability to work independently and on a team

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