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Assistant Actuary
Aetna | Walnut Creek, California
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Job Description


Support actuarial functions by serving as a subject matter expert and acting as a lead on the team. The territory shared services role is a mixture of leading projects for the market teams as well as working on longer term innovation projects. This requires strong technical background to do accurate and timely work as well as strong interpersonal skills as you will work with a variety of teams, departments, and workgroups. The ability to take ownership of a project, work with team members to complete the project, and effectively communicate results is critical. A strong combination of soft skills (e.g. ability to work well in a team setting and with other departments) along with strong technical skills is essential to the long term success in this position

Fundamental Components:

Join the West Shared Services actuarial team directly supporting Aetna's Local & Regional Business in the West Region. Working on a shared services actuarial team will give you exposure to market level work by leading projects for the market teams as well as the opportunity to influence the broader organization by working on long term innovation projects. You will have exposure to all the core pricing functions including reserving, product development, pricing, medical management, underwriting, product, and sales strategy. Lines of business include the commercial segments of Small Group (both ACA and AFA), Large Group (both fully insured and AFA), and Public & Labor. In additional to strong analytical skills strong communication skills are desired as this position will require communication with a variety of people and departments.


Bachelor's degree along with 5+ years relevant experience.

Must be an ASA (Associate of the Society of Actuary) or FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuary) and is typically a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (or other accredited actuarial organization) able to sign state rate filings and other required actuarial certifications.

Knowledge of Excel, Microsoft Access, SAS/SQL preferred.

Strong communication skills and the ability to manage multiple projects


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


Actuarial/Associate of the Society of Actuaries is required

Actuarial/Fellow of the Society of Actuaries is desired

Actuarial/American Academy of Actuaries is required


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.

Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

Aetna takes our candidates's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.

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