The Hartford AD & Sr Actuarial Consultant - Group Benefits Pricing Tools Lead in HARTFORD, Connecticut

Title: AD & Sr Actuarial Consultant - Group Benefits Pricing Tools Lead

Location: United States-Connecticut-Hartford

Job Number: 1702477

Overview of the Position

GBD helps millions of everyday Americans ensure that when accidents and illnesses happen, their families don't also have to deal with financial difficulties. The Hartford is a mover and a shaker in the industry - we're one of the largest and fastest growing (a rare combination) providers of employee benefits in the U.S. In addition to our rapid growth, we've developed an enviable reputation as one of the most financially disciplined writers in the business.

The main responsibility of this role is to govern pricing tools that support over $3 billion in GB premium. The role affords the Lead visibility into all GB product offerings, including having a pulse on upcoming advancements in actuarial science and the ever-changing market dynamics on new client opportunities. The Lead would work with a cross-functional team to maximize the key market variables: Speed-to-Market / Pricing Accuracy / Ease of Use. With a goal of provide high-functioning tools to underwriters, the Lead will drive priorities and execution of tool strategies.


Specifically, the individual in this role will:

  • Lead the prioritization, maintenance and enhancement of all Life, Disability, Voluntary, and A&H Actuarial formula pricing tools.

  • Provide leadership to positively influence not only this functional area but Commercial markets/Group benefits organization as a whole.

  • Work with the appropriate teams, i.e., Actuarial Service team and Underwriting Strategy team, to ensure that changes have the appropriate scope, requirements, and testing plans(s); oversee testing and sign off on changes.

  • Coordinate the rollout of scheduled tool changes that coincide with regular pricing activities such as National Accounts targets, as well as other updates as needed.

  • In coordination with UW, regularly monitor tool performance and diagnose/remediate problems in a timely fashion, appropriately communicating to relevant area(s).

  • Work with the Model Validation team to identify tools for review and create project plans to execute on those tool reviews. Address any defects or items of concern realized from the review.

  • Work with Actuarial Assumptions team to leverage National Accounts/Regional Accounts database information and develop experience analysis from the database.

  • Develop management reporting that tracks key trends identified through the National Accounts/Regional Accounts database.


Experience & Skills:

  • ASA/FSA designation preferred. 3-5 years of experience in an actuarial or related function.

  • Experience assessing risk and establishing business appropriate thresholds.

  • Capable relationship builder. Maintains relationships with UW and support departments, effectively translates deep knowledge of actuarial business needs to identify key pain points or opportunities for improvement related to profitability and efficiency.

  • Proficiency leveraging business applications such as Microsoft (Excel, VBA, Access, etc.).

  • Proven experience managing projects, influencing and driving results both actuarial and non actuarial audiences.

  • Effective written and verbal communication and general business management skills are imperative.

  • Knowledge of Group pricing and experience rating techniques preferred.

Behaviors at the Hartford

  • Deliver Outcomes – Demonstrate a bias for speed and execution that serves our shareholders and customers

  • Operate as a Team Player – Work together to drive solutions for the good of The Hartford

  • Build Strong Partnerships – Demonstrate integrity and build trust with others

  • Strive for Excellence – Motivate yourself and others to achieve high standards and continuously improve

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity or Expression/Religion/Age


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