Aetna Director, Actuarial (Cred) in Atlanta, Georgia

Req ID: 44807BR


Manage/coach a multi-functional group of actuarial staff in support of department mission to protect Aetna's financial integrity. Lead/manage projects in support of strategic and operating plan goals. Negotiate and influence sound business decisions by adhering to established risk management principles. Anticipate and recognize matters that materially affect financial results and make sound, unbiased reports on these matters. Participate on work groups/ forums representing Aetna to external constituents. Functionally may include regional actuaries and lead product development, line of business, rating system and valuation actuaries.

Fundamental Components:

Management of Resources Lead/manage projects established to support goals identified to support goals identifies in strategic and operating plans. Influence/motivate resources within and outside of direct control to complete projects. Exhibit innovative use of resources.

Broad decision making authority typically tied to level of financial impact.

Develop a high performing team, including responsibility for hiring and termination decisions. Perform all other supervisory responsibilities for unit, including job coaching, performance reviews, and compensation determinations. Ensure access to appropriate tools, resources and training.

Review assumptions developed by staff from a business perspective and be able to influence senior management to accept alternative recommendations. Integrate understanding of internal and external data sources for quantifying risks.

Apply knowledge of corporate products, programs, processes and policies to resolve problems and issues.

Regulatory Issues Assure compliance with applicable regulations, laws and standards.

Provide leadership in the negotiation and influencing of sound business decisions through adherence to established risk management principles.

Rate Filing Facilitate regulatory process. Respond to internal and external auditors. Validate and/or sign certifications of compliance.

Reserve Analysis Review reserve recommendations and set adequate reserve levels.

Planning & Forecasting Review recommendations and set forecast in collaboration with finance and business partners.

Pricing, Trend & Benefit Design Partner with business owners in decision making process around pricing and trend.

Use of Technology Develop creative technical solutions to a variety of problems. Stay apprised of technical innovations as potential solutions for actuarial issues and concerns.

Development & Implementation Oversee/manage the development and implementation of tools and models.

Maintenance & Enhancements Manage cost to implement and prioritize changes to processes, tools and systems. Present to senior management to approve funding.

Signoff detailed business requirements for system development.

Testing Review testing results for changes to processes, tools and systems.

Lead interdepartmental teams to shape process and policy. Represent Aetna on industry workgroups/SOA or Academy forums.


Bachelor's degree along w/7+ years related work experience

ASA (Associate of the Society of Actuary) is required, prefer an FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuary) designation

MAAA required

Prior management experience


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.


Actuarial/American Academy of Actuaries is required

Actuarial/Associate of the Society of Actuaries is required

Actuarial/Fellow of the Society of Actuaries is desired


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Actuarial