Annandale, VA


Actuarial Research Corporation is a small, well-established, privately held consulting firm whose staff perform a blend of innovative actuarial and health care economic analysis. The company is involved in the review and analysis of health care policy and reform initiatives, managed care, and long term care. Our principal clients are federal government agencies, but we also serve a variety of private-sector and international organizations interested in public policy. As our name suggests, ARC staff possess considerable expertise in actuarial science, especially as it relates to public programs; however, we also have a large portfolio of business related to health policy analysis more generally, and staff with experience and expertise in these areas.

We are seeking an experienced actuary to work on projects related to U.S. health care financing and related topics. Preference will be given to candidates with experience as health actuaries.

ARC offers competitive salaries and benefits, as well as the amenities and benefits of a small, informal workplace. The work will be conducted from our office in Annandale Virginia; occasional travel to our office in Columbia Maryland may be required. Our model is to form small, ad-hoc teams to work on specific projects; team composition and roles can fluctuate with overall company workloads.


The incumbent in this position is an expert in analysis of public health care financing issues. In this capacity, the incumbent carries out critical actuarial activities and is responsible for planning, coordinating, and completing a variety of program activities. Specifically, the incumbent:

  • Serves as a technical and actuarial expert and consultant, exercising significant responsibility for providing authoritative advisory services to senior‑level client representatives on a variety of health care financing issues.
  • Leads and participates technically in complex actuarial studies, research, and analysis.
  • Conducts in-depth research, develops briefing papers, and formulates recommended solutions to emerging issues.
  • Leads and participates in development of technical responses to solicitations, requests for proposals, and other business opportunities.
  • Provides guidance to more junior actuaries and actuarial students and other staff on professional development and on technical aspects of work assignments.


The candidate must be authorized to work in the United States. The following knowledge and skills are critical:

  • Demonstrated experience in the application of actuarial science to analyze public programs
  • Ability and desire to mentor and manage actuarial students and less experienced actuaries
  • Ability to interact with clients on a technical and nontechnical level, to determine project requirements and to communicate results

In addition, we consider the following experience to be valuable:

  • Pricing (recommending, setting or reviewing rates) for federal or state insurance programs (e.g., Medicare Part C or Part D plans, managed Medicaid plans and/or Health Insurance Exchange policies)
  • Pricing of private or public long-term care insurance programs
  • Pricing for private health insurance and disability programs
  • Use of public or private administrative claims databases


If you are interested in applying for the position, please send a resume and a cover letter with references to