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VP & Lead Actuary- Healthcare Excess

Position Overview

Leads and manages actuarial function for pricing, value added services, marketing and product development for RGA U.S. Group Reinsurance's Healthcare Excess (HCXS) business unit. Works closely with the HCXS business unit in setting and executing strategic goals.


  • Leads and manages the actuarial pricing, product development and value added services for the HCXS business units, including the development and maintenance of necessary models, tools, pricing assumptions, experience studies, and controls. Ensures pricing follows RGA's corporate pricing guidelines and U.S. Group Reinsurance guidelines.
  • Works closely with the HCXS business unit in setting strategy and goals, marketing, analyzing monthly financials, and creating annual financial and operational plans.
  • Advises on corporate actuarial initiatives and U.S. Group Reinsurance valuation, capital, and financial reporting issues impacting HCXS. Addresses U.S. Group Reinsurance and company-wide issues, as necessary.
  • Performs management duties including, but not limited to, hiring, developing, evaluating, coaching, and disciplining direct reports. Fosters a positive and engaged work environment. Mentors associates and gives guidance on associate development.
  • Travels as needed for meetings with potential and existing clients, as well as to industry meetings.
  • Serves as a member of the HCXS leadership team, including setting strategic and tactical direction, divisional goals and objectives and development of joint plans to achieve goals and objectives.
  • Manages completion of special projects as they arise and performs other duties as assigned.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.




  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, Actuarial Science, Statistics, Business or related degree or equivalent related work experience
  • 10-15 years life, health or medical insurance/reinsurance experience
  • Fellowship, Society of Actuaries (FSA) accreditation
  • Pricing or product development experience


  • 15+ years group life, health, or medical insurance/reinsurance experience
  • 5+ years management experience



  • Expert investigative, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Expert oral and written communication skills, demonstrating the ability to convey business terminology that is meaningful and well received
  • Expert ability to translate business needs and problems into viable/accepted solutions
  • Expert skills in customer relationship management and change management
  • Expert ability to implement organizational, divisional, and/or departmental vision and goals that result in achievement
  • Expert ability to manage multiple projects and/or teams simultaneously
  • Expert ability to liaise with individuals across a wide variety of operational, functional, and technical disciplines
  • Expert ability to make timely and effective decisions
  • Expert persuasion and negotiation skills when working with internal/external customers to resolve issues/problems
  • Expert people management skills, demonstrating the ability to lead, mentor, and develop associates; including the ability to delegate key areas of responsibility

Company Overview

RGA aims to create a culture where individuals are valued, feel a sense of belonging and are respected for their differences - a workplace where all employees are encouraged and supported to reach their full potential.

Base pay varies depending on job-related knowledge, skills, experience and market location. In addition, RGA provides an annual bonus plan that includes all roles, and some positions are eligible for participation in our long-term equity incentive plan. RGA also maintains a full range of health, retirement, and other employee benefits.

VP & Lead Actuary- Healthcare Excess

Minneapolis, United States
Full time

Published on 07/06/2024

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