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AVP, Actuary - Accident & Health

Job in Seattle - King County - WA Washington - USA , 98127
Company: QBE The Americas
Full Time position
Listed on 2021-07-02
Job specializations:
  • Insurance
Job Description & How to Apply Below
At QBE, our purpose is to give people the confidence to achieve their ambitions inside and outside of work. From development opportunities, to flexible work options and highly competitive reward and benefits packages, we understand the importance of living our values when it comes to our people. Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our company's cultural elements - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference.

This opportunity is accountable for providing actuarial pricing services for the Accident & Health division and use innovative analytical approaches for account level pricing and portfolio optimization. This role will support all business within A&H including Medical Stop Loss, Special Risk Accident, and Organ Transplant. This role is business-facing and requires a high degree of creativity, self-direction, and communication skills to be successful.
Primary Responsibilities

* Provide actuarial pricing services to help deliver profitable growth for Accident & Health. This includes account specific pricing (new and renewal business), portfolio adequacy analysis, and development of pricing tools.
* Partner with the Underwriting, Claims, and Analytics teams to solve large strategic business issues by demonstrating skills outside of an actuarial/statistical framework

* Identify new opportunities for actuarial analysis within A&H and work with others as necessary to develop implementation plans including required resources, data needs and communication to key stakeholders

* Evaluate new product ideas by preparing, analyzing and interpreting data to recommend appropriate courses of action to top actuaries and partners across the business

* Leverage technology in new and innovative ways to propose new solutions to current/existing analyses while continuously progressing analyses beyond what was done historically
* Assist with development and implementation of strategic, long-term risk management by collaborating across the business to share knowledge of actuarial analyses and influence plans that reduce organizational exposure to loss
* Engage in recruitment activities and encourage others to develop relevant technical, business and social skills
* Manage budgeted resources by anticipating expenditures, accurately forecasting resource needs/costs and properly accounting for expenses to meet requirements and achieve fiscal responsibility

Required Education
* Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience


* 5+ years relevant experience

Preferred Competencies/Skills

* Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
* Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions
* Apply business and financial acumen
* Implement planning to prioritize, organize, measure work
* Influence team to adopt recommendations
* Adapt and be flexible in a complex changing environment
* Choose a solution to a problem even in ambiguous or difficult situations
* Clearly and confidently convey information to a wide audience
* Keep an open-mind, consider unique approaches and be open to change and considerable variety in the workplace
* Utilize accurate and thorough approach to budgetary information gathering and proposal preparation
* Utilize motivational, inspirational and enthusiastic approach to team leading and management
* Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others

Preferred Education Specifics
* Degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Finance, Economics or other quantitative field

Preferred Experience

* 7+ years of actuarial experience
* Experience with actuarial analyses or predictive modeling specific to Medical Stop Loss
* Increasing levels of responsibility

Preferred Licenses/Certifications


Preferred Knowledge

* Advanced working knowledge of current and possible future policies, practices, trends, technology and information affecting the Medical Stop Loss industry
* Advanced working knowledge of computer systems and software (Excel, PowerBI, SAS)
* Current and contemporary actuarial pricing and reserving techniques and best practices

QBE Cultural DNA
Everything we do at QBE is underpinned by our DNA (which interlinks seven cultural elements) - because we know it's not just what we do that matters, it's how we do it that makes the difference. We expect all employees to role model and inspire the right behaviors that link to our cultural elements:

*We are customer-centered
*We are technical experts
*We are diverse
*We are fast-paced
*We are courageous
*We are accountable
*We are a team

All employees are expected to adhere to QBE's Code of Ethics and Conduct and apply sound risk management practices

US Only - Travel Frequency

US Only - Physical Demands
General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.

US Only - Disclaimer
To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Job Type
Individual Contributor

Global Disclaimer
The duties listed in this job description do not limit the assignment of work. They are not to be construed as a complete list of the duties normally to be performed in the position or those occasionally assigned outside an employee's normal duties.Our Group Code of Ethics and Conduct addresses the responsibilities we all have at QBE to our company, to each other and to our customers, suppliers, communities and governments. It provides clear guidance to help us to make good judgement calls.

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Equal Employment Opportunity:

QBE is an equal opportunity employer and is required to comply with equal employment opportunity legislation in each jurisdiction it operates.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The companies of QBE North America are committed to equal employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. All personal information contained in this application will be kept confidential as required by law.
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