Actuarial Analyst - Long Term Care at CNA (Chicago, IL)

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Job Summary
An exciting opportunity for an actuarial or data analyst to help drive innovation as a member of CNA's Long Term Care Actuarial team! This role collaborates across our Actuarial teams, along with partnering with the LTC Finance & Analytics, Operations, and Inforce Management teams within the division.
Leveraging the latest technology in actuarial science (Moody's AXIS, R, Python, Alteryx and Tableau), this role primarily supports the annual reserve review process and statutory asset adequacy analysis. This role will also support stress and scenario testing, plan forecasting, pricing and other strategic initiatives including the implementation of the new GAAP accounting standard for long duration contracts. A successful candidate will be technically strong, detail-oriented and naturally curious. This role offers full actuarial exam study support, flexible work options, and a focus on professional development via future job rotations!
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Collaborates with and supports team members in the development and modeling of actuarial assumptions as part of our annual reserve and asset adequacy testing, leveraging R, Python, Alteryx, Excel and Moody's AXIS.
  2. Leverage industry leading actuarial and data manipulation tools for experience analysis, analytical support and ad-hoc actuarial requests, including leveraging predictive analytic methods.
  3. Analyzes financial and statistical data and performs actuarial calculations to influence and drive business decisions.
  4. Develop process improvements in order to gain efficiencies and execution of automatic controls; creating well organized repeatable and auditable processes.
  5. Works collaboratively with other teams to create and design analytical reports for better understanding of financial results.
  6. May perform additional duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship
Director or above
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
  1. Strong knowledge of the core functions of an insurance company, including actuarial/statistical or data science concepts.
  2. Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to effectively resolve ambiguous and challenging problems with a sense of urgency. Demonstrate attention to detail.
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to effectively interact with all levels of CNA's internal and external business partners.
  4. Strong analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills, with the ability to effectively resolve complex situations and issues.
  5. Solid project management, organization, and planning skills.
  6. Ability to work independently, as well in a team, manages time and resources to accomplish multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
  7. Solid knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, data programing languages (R, Python or Alteryx) and other business-related software systems, including processing systems and applications.
  8. Knowledge of Moody's AXIS Actuarial software a plus, but not required.

Education & Experience
  1. Bachelor's Degree in Actuarial Science, Computer Science, Business, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or equivalent discipline.
  2. Entry level (typically up to three years of experience), which may include progress toward actuarial accreditation.
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How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance has always been a priority for me. It always will be. CNA’s hybrid working model allows me to not only maximize collaboration with my peers but also take advantage of increased flexibility by combining remote and in-office work. I’m empowered to take control of my schedule based on what works best for me and my team.

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On the Security Advisory team, collaboration is key to what we do. We sit at a unique intersection of security goals and business objectives. By working across nearly every IT team at CNA, we balance the need for maintaining secure initiatives and keeping projects on track. It’s our job to find the best, secure path to ‘Yes’ for business requests.

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How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined CNA as a contractor and became a full-time employee after an eight-year contractor journey. I’m passionate about solving technical challenges and CNA allows me to foster that passion. Every day, I learn about emerging technologies. I’m empowered to develop, grow, and create a career that works for me and my lifestyle.

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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Enterprise Architecture creates foundations for IT expectations across CNA. I’m on a team that builds reusable IT assets, communicates best practices, and decides standards for tooling, and more. I influence CNA outside of my role, too, specifically through CNA’s Employee Resource Groups. I’m empowered to influence both IT and our culture of inclusion.

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What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth can take on many different forms at CNA, and that’s because there are always opportunities to acquire transferrable skills. On my team specifically, we’re encouraged to identify and work toward development opportunities that matter to us. We’re empowered to make a difference while advancing our careers.

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CNA Benefits Overview

One of the many advantages of working at CNA is the benefits program we offer you and your eligible dependents,
beginning on the first day of your employment. The program features a variety of plans that provide health care
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