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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 Government Actuarial Consultant will project manage the data modeling process for projects for government sponsored health and welfare programs. Also, this role uses expertise to provide the technical review of data, manages tasks and deadlines and is a resource for the client. To fulfill this role, the Actuary will:
Participate in initial meetings with client or project lead to define the scope of the project
Provide insight and expertise on defining the data models, including knowledge of the capabilities and flexibility of different models.
Document client calls and capture accurate information to determine project and data scope
Define and design architecture of data model through the following tasks: evaluate project scope to determine if there is a need update to create new data model or use an existing data model; define data architecture based on project scope, insight from the project lead and direction for the project's actuarial advisor; ensure data model architecture captures the full scope of the project, adheres to actuarial best practices and is flexible enough to make future adjustments
Delegate model updating and/or model building tasks to junior staff. Provide staff clear direction and defined timelines. Share knowledge with junior staff and provide training as needed to complete project tasks. Acts as resource for support staff, answer questions, provide work arounds for obstacles that arise
Identify data anomalies and exceptions as observed in project deliverables (reports, analysis). Understand the reasons and impacts of data anomalies and exceptions on the analysis in order to explain these issues to senior staff or project lead. Analyze data issues and formulate possible solutions. Communicate data anomalies with project and client team and provide insight, expertise and direction on address issues regarding the data anomalies.
Project manage multiple tasks on different projects simultaneously
Organize project work flow and delegate project tasks to junior staff
Manage the quality and timeliness of project deliverables and ensure client deliverables are client ready.
Create client call agendas, coordinate calls with client and project team and actively participate in client calls and meetings.
Work directly with client to clarify project scope and be resource for client to answer project related questions
Participate on interviewing teams and/or act a mentor for junior staff
Minimum five years of industry experience required
Through understanding of government health and welfare field and general health care concepts
Knowledge of MS Office Tools. Intermediate to advanced skills in Excel. Intermediate skills in Access. Intermediate skills in PowerPoint
Strong analytical and mathematical skills. Understanding of Actuarial principals and methodologies
Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication skills
Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks in a demanding work environment
Ability to partner and lead small teams to deliver project objectives; ability to work independently and on a team
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
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Marsh & McLennan Companies is a global professional services firm providing advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and...