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Data Modeling\Statistics Intern

Job Location: Milwaukee, WI

Description

Assurant Health is the brand name for a family of health insurance products focused on providing a variety of affordable plan choices to consumers. The portfolio of health care products includes major medical, supplemental and fixed-benefit plans for individuals, families and small employers. Assurant Health is committed to providing access to convenient health care delivery, easy-to-understand products and value-added services that help customers better manage their health care dollars and get the most out of their coverage-ultimately seeking to protect not only financial security but also the health and well being of its customers. Assurant Health's products are underwritten and issued by John Alden Life Insurance Company, Union Security Life Insurance Company and Time Insurance Company, which has been in business since 1892. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Assurant Health employs approximately 2,000 employees. More information about Assurant Health can be found on the company's website at assuranthealth.com.
Assurant Health is part of Assurant, a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and select worldwide markets. The four key businesses -- Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health, and Assurant Employee Benefits -- partner with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments in the U.S. and select worldwide markets.
Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $27 billion in assets and $8 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,000 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. http://www.assurant.com/.
Data Modeling/Statistics Intern ~ Fall 2013
The Data Modeling/Statistics Intern will provide advanced analytic support. The analysis undertaken most commonly utilizes advanced predictive modeling techniques similar to those employed in analytical sciences such as statistics, economics, and operations research. The models developed are used to drive decisions relating to risk management, customer experience improvement, business performance evaluation, and operational efficiencies. We will look to you to:
  • Develop and implement advanced modeling methodologies to assist in company wide business decision-making.
  • Collaborate in and provide consulting services to business partners, actuaries, analysts, and programmers to develop study designs, analysis reports, and modeling tools.
  • Collaborate in or manage multiple projects and communicate project results/status to customers.

Qualifications

Required Skills/Experience
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or a related field or equivalent work experience.
  • SAS expertise or extensive ability to apply at least one other advanced data management and analysis software package such as SPSS, e-Views, S or R in addition to expertise in a programming language such as C++, .Net, SQL, or Java.
  • Experience in performing modeling and data analysis including processing and analyzing large data files. It is desirable for the candidate to have experience with large health insurance data files. Extensive experience with large data sets requiring multiple variable reduction techniques preferred.
  • Ability to complete risk studies on claims, lapse, and/or benefit reduction data through the application of statistical modeling or data mining techniques.
  • Ability to understand business problems and carry out project plans.
  • Strong analytical and quantitative ability to conduct required research and understand statistical models, optimization concepts, and hypothesis testing development. It is necessary to have specific abilities with respect to regression models, survival analysis, time series, statistical computation, or numerical analysis.
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills to effectively communicate technical information to all levels of personnel.
  • Ability to collect, organize and process complex data and information from multiple sources, verify its accuracy, and effectively develop alternatives and logical relationships.
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods, statistical models, and optimization concepts and the ability to apply them to business situations.
  • Knowledge of data base management systems such as Oracle, SQL Server, MySQL, or Microsoft Access.
Desired Skills/Experience
  • A strong preference will be given to candidates whom have attained a Masters or PhD in Statistics, Economics, Mathematics, or a related field.
Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.
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Requisition Number: 35249

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