Lead Actuary, Risk Predictive Models

at Humana in Rogers, Arkansas, United States

Job Description


As Lead Actuary of the Risk Predictive Models team, you have an opportunity to both learn more about predictive analytics and machine learning and to see it become very real in a key production context. In fact, you’ll be the overall business owner of predictive risk analytics for our new business and renewal rating, and will be part of ensuring end-to-end successful pushing forward of this frontier, including involvement with everything from statistical validation of models, to understanding and responding to the needs of business collaborators such as underwriters, to ensuring that both internal and external machine learning and IT partners have the guidance and help needed. This is a great role for an individual with both a strong technical and leadership background who loves to learn new things and to influence the company’s path forward in a very meaningful and innovative way.


As leader of the Risk Predictive Models team, you will be a key contributor to helping Humana’s Employer Group Segment grow sustainably, allowing Humana to help members achieve lifelong well-being! This position is a critical role responsible for continuing forward our work to have the most accurate claims predictive models in the industry, using both internal and external data sources, and allowing us to offer the most competitive rates and to remove barriers to our pursuit of growth!

In this role, you will lead a direct team of technical associates and influence technical indirect partners, and must develop and apply knowledge of how to evaluate predictive risk model performance and improvements. Just as important, however, will be your leadership over the broader risk model initiative, ensuring the needs of business stakeholders are met, that true business value is being provided, that the most important improvements are getting the attention needed, and holding both yourself and others accountable for outstanding results.

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelor’s Degree

+ FSA with at least 1 year of healthcare experience, or ASA with at least 3 years of healthcare experience


+ Demonstrated ability to communicate as a leader and to communicate with other areas of the business

+ Experience conveying complex analyses and concepts to non-technical audiences and leaders

+ Experience coding in at least one of R, Python, or SAS

+ Experience working with large datasets and analyzing complex and messy data

+ Demonstrated interest in learning new things and in encourage teammates to do so

+ Experience in more than two functions (e.g., modeling, pricing, rate filing, reporting & analysis, reserving or trending)

+ We will require?full COVID vaccination ( for this job as we are a?healthcare?company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates and the communities we serve.

+ If progressed to offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or documentation for a medical or religious exemption consideration where allowed by law.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Experience leading a direct team of two or more reports

+ Experience building some types of machine learning models

+ Experience evaluating predictive risk models and/or incorporating them into actuarial analyses or production processes

+ Familiarity with medical claims data

Additional Information

Interview Format:

As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we will be using an exciting interviewing technology called Modern Hire to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. Modern Hire allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information for you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule.

If you are selected for a first round interview, you will receive an email correspondence inviting you to participate in a Modern Hire interview. In this interview, you will listen to a set of interview questions over your phone and you will provide recorded responses to each question. You should anticipate this interview to take about 15 minutes. Your recorded interview will be reviewed and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to next round of interviews.

Alert: Humana values personal identity protection. Please be aware that applicants selected for leader review may be asked to provide a social security number, if it is not already on file. When required, an email will be sent from with instructions to add the information into the application at Humana’s secure website.

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Job Posting: JC195102738

Posted On: Oct 16, 2021

Updated On: Nov 30, 2021