Dir, Actuarial

Full-time | Plymouth Meeting

Hello we’re Accolade.

We have an opportunity to change the way consumers experience the healthcare system that’s really not working in their favor. Our mission is to make life better for the consumer, drive costs down for the business, and actually make people healthier through compassion, expertise, and technology.

Job Details

Accolade at a glance…

Accolade provides personalized health and benefits solutions designed to empower every person to live their healthiest life. We help millions of people and their employers navigate the complexities of the healthcare system with empathy, expertise and through exceptional service while supporting them in lowering the cost of care and improving health outcomes. Accolade blends technology-enabled health and benefits solutions, specialized support from Accolade Health Assistants® and Clinicians and access to expert medical opinion services for high-cost treatment decisions. We consistently receive consumer satisfaction ratings over 90 percent and have been recognized by Inc. Magazine as a Top Place to Work 2020 and Business Intelligence for Excellence in Customer Service 2020. Please visit us on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and at accolade.com

Role Overview

The Director, Actuarial is a sales subject matter expert within Actuarial.  This role will use their knowledge of the healthcare system, health care benefits and employer/consultant ecosystem to support sales and product development.  This role will report to the Vice President, Actuarial.

A day in the life…

  • Present Accolade’s financial value proposition to employers or consultants and influence buying decision.  
  • Update existing sales enablement tools highlighting areas where Accolade creates value based on health care eco-system, product or operational changes or market feedback.   Provide feedback on design.
  • Support development of new sales enablement tools to identify new opportunities for value creation based on health care eco-system, product or operational changes or market feedback.
  • Train sales team on use and presentation of results from sales enablement tools.
  • Work with marketing and support development of value propositions for Accolade products and services that resonate with employers/consultants   Use influence skills to direct case studies and materials presented externally.  
  • Create new RFP responses as necessary and create additional studies to support those responses.
  • Support contracting and performance guarantee offerings for new customers. 
  • Analyze claims and engagement data to support product and clinical teams with the development of new products and services.



What we are looking for…

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a field such as: Actuarial Science, Risk Management, Data Science, Mathematics, Statistics or related field.
  • Associate in Society of Actuaries required / Fellow in Society of Actuaries preferred.
  • 10+ years of actuarial experience.
  • Excellent Excel, PowerPoint and SQL skills. Familiarity with Python or R coding desired.
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong influence and negotiation skills.
  • Strong technical skills with deep understanding of actuarial concepts
  • Consistently demonstrate ability to influence and negotiate with internal and external partners.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.
  • Independent worker: courage, decision quality, listening, drive for results, customer and client focus, integrity and ability to deal with ambiguity.
  • Inquisitive, analytical, problem-solving in nature.  Ability to identify issues in data & analysis quickly using subject matter/actuarial expertise.
  • Data-driven, detail-oriented and fact-based; focused on getting the best answer for customers and clients.
  • Hands-on, action-oriented style.
  • A team player capable of working effectively with individuals throughout the organization as well as externally.
  • This role may involve some travel to visit those customers and will include interactions with actuarial consultants as well as the customer.

Where permitted by applicable law, candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine by date of hire to be considered, if not currently employed by Accolade, Inc. The Company will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified employees with disabilities or for a sincerely held religious belief.

Please note that a request for exemption due to a personal preference not to receive a vaccine is not protected by law. All requests for exemptions from this mandate shall be directed to the Company recruiter who shall route the request to the Company’s human resources department.

What is important to us...
Creating an enduring company that is hyper-focused on our culture and making a meaningful impact in the lives of our employees, members and customers. The secret to our success is:

We find joy and purpose in serving others
Making a difference in our members’ and customers’ lives is what we do. Even when it’s hard, we do the right thing for the right reasons.

We are strong individually and together, we’re powerful
Trusting in our colleagues and embracing their different backgrounds and experiences enable us to solve tough problems in creative ways, having fun along the way.

We roll up our sleeves and get stuff done
Results motivate us. And we aren't afraid of the hard work or tough decisions needed to get us there.

We’re boldly and relentlessly reinventing healthcare
We're curious and act big -- not afraid to knock down barriers or take calculated risks to change the world, one person at a time.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Dir, Actuarial

Plymouth Meeting
Field Operations