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Sr. Associate Actuary

We Are Hiring

Senior Associate Actuary - Nashville or Milwaukee

Do you enjoy  providing consultative services and build trusting relationships with C-suite level business leaders, physicians, care management teams, and other operational personnel? In this role you will also have the opportunity to build leadership skills and mentor junior associates to accelerate their development.

Why Join Ascension?

Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization dedicated to transformation through innovation across the continuum of care. As one of the leading non-profit and Catholic health systems in the U.S., Ascension is committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, especially to those most in need. In FY2018, Ascension provided nearly $2 billion in care of persons living in poverty and other community benefit programs.

Ascension includes approximately 156,000 associates and 34,000 aligned providers. The national health system operates more than 2,600 sites of care – including 151 hospitals and more than 50 senior living facilities – in 21 states and the District of Columbia, while providing a variety of services including physician practice management, venture capital investing, investment management, biomedical engineering, facilities management, clinical care management, information services, risk management, and contracting through Ascension’s own group purchasing organization.

What You Will Do

This associate will be expected to become a subject-matter expert on MACRA, the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP), the Bundled Payments for Care Improvement Advanced (BPCI-A) program, as well as other government-run value-based programs. The associate will need to develop a deep knowledge of market-specific dynamics that are critical to success under value-based initiatives.

This role is client-facing; the Associate will be expected to provide consultative services and build trusting relationships with the various Ascension markets to expand the actuarial team’s scope and influence. The Associate will regularly interact with and present to C-suite level business leaders, physicians, care management teams, and other operational personnel.

The role requires moderate travel to Ascension market locations (approximately once or twice per quarter).


  • Lead projects from inception to completion, anticipating obstacles and ensuring timely completion. Examples of such projects include financial forecasting, cost & utilization trend reporting, continuity of care analysis, enterprise-level risk modeling, as well as ad hoc analytic requests.
  • Monitor the release of new government regulations and new value-based programs, synthesizing the potential opportunities and risks they pose to the organization.
  • Recommend and tailor business strategies to the markets that are consistent with Ascension’s transformation to value.
  • Independently create and maintain actuarial models that justify those strategies and build consensus among stakeholders.
  • Consult and communicate actuarial results and recommended actions to both actuarial and non-actuarial audiences.
  • Establish streamlined reporting processes and workflows that allow for monitoring emerging experience and recommending corrective actions.
  • Mentor junior associates and accelerate their development.

What You Will Need


  • Required Credential(s):
    • Associate Certification credentialed from the Society of Actuaries obtained prior to hire date or job transfer date. 


  • High school diploma/GED with 2 years of experience, or Associate's degree, or Bachelor's degree required.

Work Experience:

  • 5 plus years of experience preferred.
  • Actuarial experience preferred.
  • SQL Server experience preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Ascension is an EEO/AA employer: M/F/Disabled/Vet. For further information regarding your EEO rights, click on the following link to the “EEO is the Law” poster:
Please note that Ascension will make an offer of employment only to individuals who have applied for a position using our official application. Be on alert for possible fraudulent offers of employment. Ascension will not solicit money or banking information from applicants.

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Job ID: 383270
Category: Qlty Risk Mgt and Compliance
Ministry: Ascension
Location: Glendale, WI

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