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Actuary - Group Benefits Embedded Value

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Date Posted: Nov 9, 2022

Location(s): Bridgewater, NJ, US, 8807 St.Louis, MO, US, 11330

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition

We are seeking an Actuary for our Group Benefits Embedded Value team. In this role, you will report to our AVP & Actuary and will work with the team in calculating Embedded Value for Group Benefits product lines. The responsibilities involved will be the end-to-end process, from gathering assumptions, running the models, analyzing results and producing reports. This also includes maintaining and updating the tools used in the process. You will be working with many group products such as Life, Dental, Vision, Disability, A & H, and Individual Disability Insurance.


This position includes interfacing with leaders in Product and Pricing, Pricing Oversight, the CFO organization and the Financial Teams as well as partner with our Global Actuarial Modeling and IT teams.

Key Responsibilities

  • Run various projection models to produce Embedded Value results.
  • Analyze and summarize Embedded Value results.
  • Update and run the various Excel tools maintained by Group Benefits.
  • Implement, quantify and review assumption changes & product updates.
  • Proactively drive model, process, and methodology improvements by conducting innovative research to identify existing issues and to recommend and implement enhancements.
  • Perform single cell model validations.
  • Provide support with annual audit requests, ad-hoc requests from business partners and assist with other teams such as Group Valuation as needed.
  • Collaborate and partner with Global Actuarial Modeling and IT to test all updates to Embedded Value and streamline modeling & reporting processes as needed.
  • Provide modeling support and advanced analytics for all projections initiatives.
  • Participate in the implementation of LEAN methodology.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills


  • Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics or actuarial science.
  • Actuarial Associate (ASA) or Fellowship (FSA) designation. 
  • Proficient in Excel and VBA and other programming languages such as PolySystems or Prophet is highly desired.
  • 4+ years’ of actuarial experience working in the financial services/insurance industry.
  • Knowledge of the life insurance industry within a product, pricing or valuation environment.
  • Strong modeling skills (coding, testing, validating).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Able to communicate complex actuarial topics to both actuaries and non-actuaries.



  • Advanced Excel knowledge is highly preferred.
  • Demonstrate aptitude for data analysis and assumption setting.
  • Highly motivated individual who can work equally well independently and in a team environment.
  • Results-oriented and high level of intellectual curiosity. Takes initiative on projects and assignments; seeks alternative solutions.
  • Ability to successfully handle pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Group insurance product knowledge is desired.


Assignment Category

Full Time

Business Category

Actuarial Resources, Group & Voluntary Actuarial


Number of Openings


At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.






MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.


We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      


MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.


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MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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