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Director, Actuarial

Company: Delta Dental of California
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

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As the first company to specialize in dental insurance, we are passionate about oral health and its importance to future generations. Our core purpose is the advancement of oral health care to our customers, partners and consumers through dental insurance programs and philanthropic efforts.

We are part of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of companies that provides dental coverage to 74 million people in the U.S. Delta Dental of California, Delta Dental of New York, Inc., Delta Dental of Pennsylvania and Delta Dental Insurance Company, together with our affiliate companies, form one of the nation s largest dental benefits delivery systems, covering 33 million enrollees. All of our companies are members, or affiliates of members, of the Delta Dental Plans Association, a network of 39 Delta Dental companies throughout the country.

Delta Dental provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Delta Dental complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
Reporting to the Vice President and Chief Actuary, the Director, Actuarial will be responsible for helping to develop the business strategy and driving performance of the enterprise Actuarial organization. This is a challenging opportunity to contribute in a visible position at time of transition due to expanding product lines and geographic markets, impact of health care reform, and functional and system alignment enterprise-wide.

How you will make an impact:

* Lead the Actuarial organization s data, reporting and analytical functions, including standardized and ad-hoc report production, data validation, oversight of requirements and application of Actuarial tools, etc.

* Oversee actuarial and analytical staff in multiple locations.

* Serve as a member of the actuarial leadership team, and aid in staffing strategy, talent planning and culture of employee engagement and accountability.

* Oversee Underwriting and Sales support functions, including backup for rating, disruption, repricing, and RFP responses.

* Assist the department in its transition from a production department to a strategic partner that helps drive the organization towards analytically-based decision-making.

* Oversee support and maintenance of intra-departmental systems, tools, and data repositories.

* Develop influence and collaborative working relationships across divisions.

* Represent the enterprise with key alliances such as consultants/brokers, clients, auditors, reinsurance partners, regulatory representatives, representatives of Delta Dental Plan Association or Managed Health Care agencies.

* Support enterprise initiative to streamline and automate business processes throughout the prospect and renewal cycles

* Partner with Professional Services team to monitor and analyze the effectiveness of Delta s utilization management programs.

* Partner with Delta IT to assure data access and integrity, and to leverage emerging technologies toward improved decision analytics and reporting tools.

* Partner with Sales and Product Development teams to develop, automate and disseminate new customer reports, including the development of a Wellness reporting package.

What we look for:

* A bachelor s degree in Actuarial Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, Business Administration or a related field; MBA and/or FSA/ASA attainment is preferred but not required.

* 10+ years in progressively responsible actuarial or underwriting roles, including experience in managed health care or insurance.

* 5+ years of supervisory experience.

* Understanding of insurance products and overall actuarial and underwriting functions and financial levers, including reserving, rate development, trend analysis, reporting, network analytics and forecasting.

* Strong knowledge of or experience with programming languages (especially SQL) and Data Warehouse development and applications.

* Proven history of effective leadership to motivate and inspire, grow and develop, and coach and manage employees and teams.

* Effective organizational skills to lead staff in multiple locations.

* Demonstrated experience in problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.

* Excellent communication, influence, presentation, team and interpersonal skills.

* Willingness to travel to all enterprise locations and to other locations as needed.

Benefits and perks:

* 12 days starting vacation plus 11 holidays and your birthday off!

* Multiple medical insurance options: 100% paid or low cost premiums

* 100% paid dental insurance

* 100% paid vision insurance

* Onsite gym and/or gym discount and fitness incentive

* Culture of learning: substantial tuition reimbursement to improve your skills

* Career growth: we love promoting from within

* Strong commitment to work/life balance

* Technology allowance

* Social responsibility and volunteer opportunities

Keywords: Delta Dental of California, Oakland , Director, Actuarial, Executive , Oakland, California

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