Senior Data Scientist-Health Plan Analytics

Cigna Bloomfield , CT 06002

Posted 11 months ago

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The Health Plan Analytics (HPA) business unit is searching for an energetic and driven data scientist to bring best in class analytics to the Global Data and Analytics organization. The Data Science Advisor will be a member of a team that will develop analytics that measure the value of our healthcare programs to each member and client, which will lead to customized recommendations for each client.

HPA offers solutions that provide actionable insights to internal and external business partners and customers that help reduce health costs, improve outcomes, provide financial security and measure and forecast business performance. The Data Science team has joint accountability with business operations to achieve Cigna's customer-centric, business growth objectives and strives for high levels of alignment and day-to-day engagement. The team provides analytical discipline and rigor to enable fact-based decisions for the business.

Role Summary:

This person will contribute to the development of comprehensive analytics that facilitate best in class solution analytics. The responsibilities are as follows:

  • Critical member of a new data science team focusing on the valuation and recommendation of our Commercial Healthcare solutions.

  • Utilize data science and advanced analytics to create actionable insights and recommendations for business leaders to advance Cigna's strategic objectives.

  • Develop advanced analytics utilizing Cigna's proprietary information while also leveraging new and innovative data sources.

  • Regularly communicate work with business stakeholders and senior leadership.

  • Stay up to date on latest data science tools and techniques (e.g. modeling, technology, and industry trends).

  • Ensure solutions drive long term value while also ensuring they can integrate with current processes.

  • Test & Learn Pilots: collaborate with business leaders to design, launch and measure robust pilots to test new solutions.

  • Develop models that foster advancement of our products and product offerings by aligning business problems to a potential solution like GLMs, Machine Learning, Clustering or other advanced techniques.


  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in Statistics, Biostatistics, Econometrics, Economics, Actuarial Science, or Data Science.

  • 4 or more years of work experience in insurance analytics/data science.

  • Statistical training in school or through work (ability to formulate and execute appropriate confidence intervals, regression modeling, various machine learning methods, etc.).

  • Strong technical skills to extract large amount of data through SAS/Teradata/Hadoop/Oracle and construct easy to use tools and reports using VBA/Tableau and GIS.

  • Intermediate to advanced R and Python coding experience required

  • Ability to build models and manage the model building process (data prep, model build, validation, and implementation).

  • Previous experience collaborating with others, establish working relationships, and communicating effectively across the organization.

  • To influence, drive, and improve the areas above, the person in this position will need to be self-motivated.

  • Strong verbal/written communication skills to work with various matrix partners, including but not limited to actuarial, medical economics, contracting, business, marketing, and IT.

  • Working knowledge of Commercial Markets (Business to Business) insurance strongly preferred

Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status.

If you require an accommodation based on your physical or mental disability please email: Do not email for an update on your application or to provide your resume as you will not receive a response.

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