Government Sr. Actuarial Analyst

Mercer's Government Human Services Consulting (GHSC) practice focuses on the unique and challenging needs of the public health care sector, providing a wide array of consulting services to local, state, and federal government agencies across the country. GHSC specializes in helping governments shape tomorrow's health programs. GHSC has been partnering with states and other stakeholder organizations for over 30 years to support health care programs for the low-income and most vulnerable populations in this country.

To accomplish these challenging and exciting tasks, GHSC brings together a team of highly-skilled and dedicated consultants, clinicians, actuaries, analysts, accountants and pharmacists across four offices in Phoenix, Minneapolis, Atlanta and Washington DC to ensure a coordinated approach to the administrative, operational, actuarial, and financial components of public-sponsored health care programs.

  • Participates as a key member of project team responsible for summarizing and validating data to be used for various projects.May also includes taking meeting notes and following up with action items and assignments.
  • Coordinates with project lead to scope data aspect of project and determine type and features of data model to be used.Scoping data model includes defining and understanding the data set, determining the best framework of the model and determine and apply assumptions.
  • Summarizes and validates data from multiple sources.Responsible for reviewing for accuracy and completeness of data before and after data is entered into the data model.
  • Builds and/or updates complex data models in Excel and/or Access. Completes supplemental ad hoc analysis as needed.
  • Validates and reviews that source data and data calculations are correct and appropriate peer review protocol is adhered to.
  • Reviews project documentation, including technical write ups, certification and executive summaries.Determines impact of anomalies and inconsistency of data and communicates the analysis and impact of model on data to team and project leader.
  • Participates in mandatory office sponsored analyst training, including peer review and actuarial concepts and protocols.
  • Utilizes intranet resources, participates in training courses, online learning, or through learning from more experienced colleagues to gain an understanding government sponsored Health and Welfare programs.


  • Minimum 1 Actuarial Exam OR defined plan to sit for upcoming exam
  • Minimum 1-3 years' experience in Insurance industry, Government industry or similar industries
  • Bachelors' degree or equivalent relevant, professional experience

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