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Data Science Advisor at 091 Cigna Health & Life Ins. Co.

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Bloomfield, Connecticut

Job Description:

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they are doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.

Health Plan Analytics (HPA)

The Health Plan Analytics (HPA) business unit is searching for an energetic and driven data scientist to bring best in class analytics to the Global Data and Analytics organization.  The Data Science Advisor will be a member of a team that will develop first generation analytics that predict our ability to win/retain clients as well as develop anomaly detection for our quoting process.

HPA offers solutions that provide actionable insights to internal and external business partners and customers that help reduce health costs, improve outcomes, provide financial security and measure and forecast business performance. The Data Science team has joint accountability with business operations to achieve Cigna’s customer-centric, business growth objectives and strives for high levels of alignment and day-to-day engagement. The team provides analytical discipline and rigor to enable fact-based decisions for the business.

Role Summary:

This person will contribute to the development of comprehensive analytics that facilitate best in class quote analytics.  The responsibilities are as follows:

  • Critical member of a new data science team focusing on where we win, which will provide next best actions for our sales and underwriting partners.

  • Utilize data science and advanced analytics to create actionable insights and recommendations for business leaders to advance Cigna’s strategic objectives.

  • Develop advanced analytics utilizing Cigna's proprietary information while also leveraging new and innovative data sources.

  • Regularly communicate work with business stakeholders and senior leadership.

  • Stay up to date on latest data science tools and techniques (e.g. modeling, technology, and industry trends).

  • Test & Learn Pilots: collaborate with business leaders to design, launch and measure robust pilots to test recommendations.

  • Develop models that foster advancement of our sales and growth strategies by aligning business problems to a potential solution like GLMs, Machine Learning, Clustering or other advanced techniques.


  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in Statistics, Biostatistics, Econometrics, Economics, Actuarial Science, or Data Science.

  • At least 3 years of experience in insurance analytics/data science.

  • Statistical training in school or through work (ability to formulate and execute appropriate confidence intervals, regression modeling, various machine learning methods, etc.).

  • Strong technical skills to extract large amount of data through SAS/Teradata/Hadoop/Oracle and construct easy to use tools and reports using VBA/Tableau/R/Python/GIS (knowledge of or ability to learn Python required).

  • Ability to build models and manage the model building process (data prep, model build, validation, and implementation).

  • Previous experience collaborating with others, establish working relationships, and communicating effectively across the organization.

  • To influence, drive, and improve the areas above, the person in this position will need to be self-motivated.

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills to work with various matrix partners, including but not limited to actuarial, medical economics, contracting, business, marketing, and IT.

  • Working knowledge of Commercial Markets (Business to Business) insurance preferred.

Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, age, disability, sex (including pregnancy), childbirth or related medical conditions including but not limited to lactation, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital or familial status, genetic information, status with regard to public assistance, citizenship status or any other characteristic protected by applicable equal employment opportunity laws.

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