Some people take things as they come. Others relentlessly push themselves to go farther. Combine health care and technology, which are two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet, with UnitedHealth Group's culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get: industry-leading health care services at a company that's improving the lives of millions. As a Healthcare Economics Analyst you will extract, analyze and interpret Medicare Advantage healthcare data to uncover trends, and assist in managing and understanding the financial impact of business decisions. You will investigate key business problems through quantitative analyses of utilization and health care costs data. Along with your team, you will conduct analyses on very large data sets which will be used to create viable, real-world solutions in a complex health care landscape. The work is as challenging as it is rewarding. You'll open doors to new opportunities. You will help heal the health care system as you work with an elite team to solve tough challenges. Join us. And start doing your life's best work.(sm) Primary Responsibilities:Identify, analyze and explain medical trends Design and develop data queries through SAS and other tools to create models for analyzing business opportunities and interpreting key drivers of health care trends (i.e. medical cost, utilization, etc.) Provide claims, premium, capitation and membership data in support of Underwriting, Actuarial, Product and utilization analyses Work with broader finance team to create the connection between medical trend evaluations and financial results Synthesize analysis across different categories and initiatives Identify and implement appropriate analytic approaches/methodologies and perform quality assurance Create summarized reports for leadership Provide ongoing, meaningful, communications to managers on project status, results and conclusions from analyses
Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in Finance, Math, Statistics, Actuarial Science, Economics, or a related field 2+ years of work experience in a corporate setting or in an advanced degree program Experience with performing data analytics, either from educational study or professional experience At least an intermediate level of proficiency with MS Excel for data analytics Strong problem solving and analytical skills Strong written and verbal communication skills Self-motivated to prioritize work on multiple complex assignments Ability to work successfully in an ever-changing, priority driven environment Ability to learn quickly and produce high-quality workPreferred Qualifications:Knowledge of healthcare industry Experience working with large data sets Advanced degree Experience with SAS, SQL and/or other statistical programs Careers with UnitedHealthcare. Let's talk about opportunity. Start with a Fortune 6 organization that's serving more than 85 million people already and building the industry's singular reputation for bold ideas and impeccable execution. Now, add your energy, your passion for excellence, your near-obsession with driving change for the better. Get the picture? UnitedHealthcare is serving employers and individuals, states and communities, military families and veterans where ever they're found across the globe. We bring them the resources of an industry leader and a commitment to improve their lives that's second to none. This is no small opportunity. It's where you can do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: Medicare, Medicare Advantage, healthcare, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota, analysis, data analysis, actuary, SAS, SQL
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Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.