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Actuarial Senior Manager at 091 Cigna Health & Life Ins. Co.

Posted in Science 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

Core Deliverables and Responsibilities

  • Completing annual cash-flow testing and actuarial opinion, and coordinating all actuarial annual statement deliverables

  • Performing analysis to support updates to statutory valuation assumptions which minimize capital strain while ensuring reserve adequacy and compliance

  • Performing annual portfolio segmentation analysis to ensure appropriate asset / liability matching and recommend valuation discount rates

  • Developing reserve projections across GAAP, statutory and tax bases to support capital plan and surplus / dividend projections

  • Overseeing Reserving team’s compliance and control structure – Sarbanes-Oxley, balance sheet inventory, model governance, peer reviews, best practices, etc.

Stretch Deliverables / Differentiators

  • Streamline / enhance processes to complete core deliverables

  • Improve communication and collaboration on tasks involving multiple teams (e.g. annual statement)

  • Proposing enhancements to controls and best practices to ensure optimal compliance and governance

  • Better partner with CIM to drive optimal investment strategies and asset liability management

Competencies Utilized and Developed

  • Technical skills
    • Various different modeling projects (in Excel, Access, SQL), including projection of a full model office

  • Analytical skills

    • Reviewing asset and liability characteristics to develop optimal asset allocation

    • Developing and reviewing key metrics to support recommendations for appropriate statutory valuation assumptions

  • Communication skills

    • Results of cash-flow testing and recommended changes to statutory valuation assumptions must be presented to divisional BFO, Chief Accounting Officer and Corporate Actuarial.

    • Various modeling tasks require inputs from several different areas, demanding clear communication to ensure consistency and timeliness

  • Business knowledge

    • Develop a strong knowledge of key financial statements – income statement and balance sheet – and all aspects of the P&L by developing full end-to-end financial projections.

    • Gain an understanding of all valuation bases (GAAP, statutory, tax) and all Group products (Disability, Life, Accident, Specialty, Voluntary).

  • Leadership

    • Management opportunities within the team (one manager role)

    • Opportunity to manage an intern (non-manager roles)

    • Team coordinates a number of cross-function projects requiring project management

    • Team members encouraged to partner with other areas by providing actionable insights and driving change

Business Partners

  • Other Reserving teams

  • Corporate Finance, Accounting and Actuarial

  • Accounting

  • External auditors, PwC (Accounting and Actuarial)

  • Cigna Investment Management


  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (preferred) or Associate of the Society of Actuaries

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

  • 5+ years of actuarial experience

  • Group Insurance experience preferred

  • Statutory reporting knowledge 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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