Aetna Assistant Actuary in Walnut Creek, California

Req ID: 45234BR


This position is responsible for actuarial services in support of our metro St. Louis and Iowa commercial business, including rate filing and other regulatory compliance, pricing, reserving, and forecasting support. The actuarial team works closely with other functional areas, including underwriting, product, sales, finance as well as market leadership.

Fundamental Components:

Support actuarial functions by applying quantitative skills and analytical methods. Set own priorities within pre-established overall deadlines. Leverage strong technical skills to achieve business solutions and demonstrate understanding of business and product processes. Complete tasks independently with some direction from supervisor. Compile and analyze data and prepare exhibits to support rate filing development and submission. Manage personal resources efficiently to complete projects and exhibit innovative use of resources. Provide input into decision making process. Provide technical support and analysis for planning, forecasting and reporting processes. Demonstrate Microsoft Excel proficiency and familiarity with databases.

Exercises decision making within scope of authority. Acts as a mentor to new or less experienced staff. Turns data into information and suggests alternatives or improvements. Demonstrates understanding of intradepartmental products, programs, processes and policies. Works with supervisor to understand nature of specific risks and shares results of analysis with management, including financial impact. Develops creative technical solutions for a variety of problems.

Represents area in multi-functional workgroups. Responds to complex inquiries.


Bachelor's degree along w/4 + years experience in an actuarial capacity

Associate of the Societies of Actuaries (ASA) is required

Strong Excel skills

Experience with health insurance pricing and filing, particularly for small group, is preferred.

LOCATION: Preferred office locations are Overland Park, KS, Chicago, IL, Walnut Creek, CA, Hartford, CT, Blue Bell, PA, or Bethesda, MD.


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


Functional - Actuarial/Pricing: local market & rate filings/4+ Years

Functional - Actuarial/Risk analysis/management/4+ Years


General Business/Communicating for Impact/ADVANCED

General Business/Turning Data into Information/ADVANCEDGeneral Business/Talent Development/


Leadership/Engaging and Developing People/FOUNDATION

Technology/Leveraging Technology/ADVANCED


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