Lead Actuary - Atlanta
Marsh & McLennan Companies - Atlanta, GA

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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

Marsh & McLennan Companies

(NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital.

The Lead Actuary will
lead and manage the relationship and engagements with Mercer Health &
Benefit’s (H&B) government health care clients, within the Mercer
Government Human Services Consulting (GHSC) group in Atlanta. A key part of this senior management
Principal role is as a strategic leader and actuarial expert for projects and
proposals, oversee actuarial work client deliverables, as well as direct/mentor/coach
actuarial team. Primary responsibilities include client management, client
engagement, new and expanded business development, project management and team

To fulfill this role the Lead Actuary will:
Serves as lead actuary on large health care actuarial government consulting projects.

Manages the relationship with the key client stakeholders and oversees client engagements.

Acts as lead actuarial authority that signs and certifies actuarial rate letters.

Serves as an expert on rate structure and methodology. Ensures project is consistent with federal regulations and actuarial standards.

Collaborates with client team and project team to finalize rates; educate and consult with client on the impact of their policies on the data and rates.

Provides actuarial oversight and guidance in developing the data model for the project. Helps develop the rate setting assumptions and informs client and project team on impact of data assumptions.

Ensures regular communication with client to review project status and expectations; provide expertise and insight to client and team to solve potential problems within the project; manage scope of project, budget and timelines.

Identifies opportunities for expanded revenue with existing clients. Utilizes knowledge of client’s challenges and of the diverse expertise within Mercer to identify sales opportunities. These opportunities can be for established expertise and services or for new and innovative expertise and services.

Leverages relationships with clients, expertise and intellectual capital to create new business opportunities.

Develops expertise in Health Policy, including financial and operational aspects of regulatory issues and health care reform.

Considers the implication of policy, law, political, etc. changes impact client and client’s programs.

Directs the work of actuarial team in Atlanta.

Develops intellectual capital, which may include policy discussion with others, design of new data models and/or tools and research.


Bachelor of Arts or Science required; preferably with concentration in actuarial science from an accredited university. Master’s degree preferred.

Fellowship Society of Actuaries (FSA) and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA) preferred or will consider American Academy of Actuaries (ASA) and MAAA; with at least one passed exam Group and Health Design and Pricing (DP) or Group Health Company Sponsor Perspective (CSP) preferable and actively working on reaching FSA.

Minimum 10-12 years of current actuarial experience with concentration in health care, including either consulting, insurance, employee health and benefits, government healthcare programs (i.e. Medicaid) expertise and/or other relevant actuarial experience required.

Very strong analytical, strategic and mathematical skills; strong command of MS Excel. Experience with other software preferred including MS Office; Access, Outlook.

Excellent technical written communication skills.

Strong oral and presentation skills.

Ability to work with clients and Mercer team effectively in a fast paced, team oriented environment.

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

Strong critical thinking and analytical problem-solving skills.

Ability to work independently and on a team.

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