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Willis Towers Watson

Actuarial/Data Analyst

The Role 

Health and Benefits GB is a specialist centre of excellence in all aspects of health, wellbeing and risk consulting for corporate clients. With more than 200 consultants and support staff, this team represents a significant resource providing services to support the design, financing and management of integrated health solutions that are tailored to meet clients’ needs.

The Health and Benefits GB team assists clients in many ways, including to:
  • Benchmark existing employee benefit provisions and costs.
  • Design appropriate benefit programmes.
  • Finance and/or broker benefit programmes appropriately.
  • Consider broader wellness strategies.
  • Respond proactively to market developments and changes in legislation.
  • Establish proactive and robust governance frameworks.
Within the H&B team is a specialist actuarial/financial modelling and data analytics unit. The function of the specialist unit is spread across three main areas:
1) Accounting for post-retirement medical plans

This involves actuarial calculations and the preparation of disclosures for around 30 post-retirement medical plans for financial accounting purposes. The team also advises clients on related issues such as medical cost inflation and around de-risking of retiree medical plans.

2) Financial Modelling - supporting broking and consulting teams

The actuarial unit provides support to Healthcare and Risk consultants within H&B, including work on financial modelling to deliver new and innovative solutions to WTW clients on their health and risk related benefit programmes (examples include; independent pricing of employee benefits, captive reserving and assisting clients who wish to self-finance by developing funding strategies).

3) Data Analytics

The actuarial unit is at the forefront of H&B GB’s research and strategic innovation arm involving medical and employee benefit related data analytics and benchmarking. The unit is actively looking at areas of “connectivity” for our clients across the benefits spectrum, helping them to understand changing behaviours and trends. The successful candidate will be instrumental in driving the creative thinking in this area.

Responsibilities:

You will be expected to assist with the actuarial team’s expansion across each of the three core areas. Projects and tasks are likely to include:
  • Data manipulation and actuarial calculations in respect of the preparation of financial accounting disclosures.
  • Preparation of written reports for financial disclosure documentation.
  • Development of our data analytics proposition, incorporating advanced financial modelling and objectives around innovative solutions covering healthcare and risk related programmes.
  • Financial modelling, including the benchmarking of underwriters’ terms against in-house rate calculations by modelling historical claim and risk profiles. Provision of financial modelling and intellectual support to brokers and consultants across H&B.
The Requirements
  • Candidates should ideally be part or fully qualified actuaries. 
  • A background or interest in data analytics is a prerequisite, together with a strong skillset in proposition development
  • experience with programme languages such as R or Python and database systems such as SQL. 
  • An enthusiastic attitude and the ability to work independently are also attributes that we are looking for.
Flexibility on location base

Equal opportunity employer 

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