UnityPoint Health

Senior Actuarial Analyst

Requisition ID
Strategic Analytics
US-IA-Des Moines
3620 SW 61st
9010 Administration
Des Moines
Analytical Data Science
Scheduled Hours/Shift
Work Type (Portal Searching)
Full Time Benefits


Preferred location is Des Moines, IA. Secondary location is Madison, WI.


UnityPoint Health is building an industry leading analytics function by aligning resources with expertise in actuarial sciences and techniques, technology solutions, claims analysis, financial analysis, clinical operations, advanced data mining tools, and analytic techniques. This team will support the strategic objectives of UnityPoint and collaborate with customers across the care continuum to ensure the appropriate information is available to drive decision making and support business needs. This position assists the Executive Director- Actuarial Services in identifying, quantifying, and managing financial and related operational risks to any areas of assumed risk by the organization, including ACO, joint venture insurance operations, and self-insured plans. 


COVID-19 and Flu Vaccination Requirement: It is required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and Influenza. Exemption requests based on medical or religious reasons may be submitted, but must be approved for active employment. 


Why UnityPoint Health?

  • Culture – At UnityPoint Health, you Come for a fulfilling career and experience a culture guided by uncompromising values and unwavering belief in doing what's right for the people we serve.
  • Benefits – Our competitive Total Rewards program offers benefits options like 401K match, paid time off and education assistance that align with your needs and priorities, no matter what life stage you’re in.
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Commitment – We’re committed to ensuring you have a voice that is heard regardless of role, race, gender, religion, or sexual orientation.
  • Development – We believe equipping you with support and development opportunities is an essential part of delivering a remarkable employment experience.
  • Community Involvement – Be an essential part of our core purpose—to improve the health of the people and communities we serve.


Visit us at UnityPoint.org/careers to hear more from our team members about why UnityPoint Health is a great place to work. https://dayinthelife.unitypoint.org


  • Support the development, application and consistent administration of actuarial principles and statistical techniques to ensure sound financial results 
  • Assist in development and implementation of provider risk-sharing programs and other payment constructions applicable to the organization 
  • Support analytical projects: formulate methodology, establish data requirements, identify client deliverables, determine tasks and timing  
  • Assist in development of actuarial and analytic models and solutions for business and clinical leaders to drive outcomes improvement 
  • Provide actuarial support to self-insured plan(s), including calculation of unpaid claims liabilities and other financial accruals. 
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the data sources to accurately and efficiently report findings in a meaningful and understandable manner.   
  • Support the financial forecasting processes via appropriate modeling using actuarial and analytics models applying appropriate assumptions and statistical techniques. 
  • Execute analyses and make the results accessible and relevant to a wide variety of business users 
  • Collaborate effectively with other analytical team members 
  • Demonstrate initiative to improve quality and customer service by striving to exceed customer expectations.   
  • Establish effective mechanisms of communication with staff, providers, and the organization’s management team to foster an environment of openness, trust and team work 
  • Comply with UnityPoint Health data governance standards 
  • Completes special projects and management reports as assigned



  • Bachelor’s Degree in mathematics, statistics, economics, actuarial science or related field required.
  • Master’s degree in actuarial science, business administration, healthcare administration, business analytics or related field, Preferred.


  • 3-5 years of experience in actuarial related work. Preference given to applicants with healthcare specific experience and a deep understanding of the healthcare industry, gathering report requirements, and designing and implementing solutions.
  • Must have solid experience in report development. Must be flexible and open to incorporating new reporting tools and solutions in order to deliver best results to the business. 
  • Demonstrated experience in creating and working with operational and financial measures.
  • 4-7 year experience is preferred including actuarial modeling, underwriting, statistical modeling, or data science.

Preference given to applicants with previous experience in:

  • Healthcare report development, including design and implementation
  • SQL programming
  • Healthcare finance or decision support
  • Claims analytics
  • Population health analytics
  • Clinical analytics


  • Ability to synthesize complex data into user friendly visual presentations for use by Operations Management.
  • Requires highly developed communications skills to effectively collaborate with broad customer base.
  • Possesses excellent writing and verbal communications skills and the ability to understand and communicate concepts and recommendations.
  • Ability to understand and deal effectively with problems and opportunities, which arise, in a complex multiprocessing environment is crucial.



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