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Guidehouse Senior Medicaid Actuary Consultant in Lansing, Michigan


Guidehouse is a leading management consulting firm serving the public and commercial markets. We guide our clients forward towards new futures that build trust in society and your professional skills along the journey. Join us at Guidehouse.


Senior Consultant, you will be a member of our Healthcare Public/payer practice and part of a team responsible for solving the most complex and strategic issues faced by commercial and public health. Typically, Senior Consultants work on multiple assignments at any given time and receive exposure to a broad range of healthcare projects, including: strategic planning, healthcare managed care models, financial /risk modeling, and strategic Actuarial service offerings. You will be working on a variety of small project teams at the office providing regular mentorship from seasoned Guidehouse Consultants as well as some work at clients allowing you access to senior client executives.


  • Assist seasoned consultants in developing project approach, strategies, and work plans.

  • Participate in actuarial analytics (including methodologies, model development and modifications), industry reporting and research

  • Typical project areas include (but not limited to) actuarially sound capitation rate-setting, determining and measuring managed care plan effectiveness, risk-adjustment methods, medical cost trend management, and forecasting.

  • Perform detailed, quantitative analysis; build Excel models; and prepare operational and financial projections.

  • Conduct stakeholder interviews.

  • Supply data and/or quantitative info. that develops project findings and recommendations.

  • Prepare project materials and reports.

  • Work with the larger teams and as well as take the lead on presentation of final deliverables that go to client sponsors.

  • Assist in design and implementation of recommended solutions.

  • Work with several project teams and Guidehouse Associate Directors and Executives

  • Effectively communicate with Guidehouse management and client staff



  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, actuarial sciences or business administration, with an emphasis in math or statistical disciplines from accredited university

  • 3+ years of applicable professional experience (e.g.,health plan or state managed care actuary and/or healthcare consulting experience)

  • Must be on an actuarial career path (i.e. has taken or is studying to take professional exams towards achieving the ASA designation)

  • Experience developing analytical models and structuring methodologies

  • Excellent quantitative analysis skills and strong data analytics background (financial modeling/planning skills a Plus)

  • Demonstrated management of smaller work streams or deliverables

  • Advanced mastery of excel with experience in formatting, formulas, pivot tables, etc.

  • Ability to travel post COVID 50%


  • Experience using Structured Query Language (SQL), SAS, or other third generation programming language (R, STATA, Python) is preferred

  • Ability to work overtime as necessary

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Experience in value-based payment arrangements such as Medicare Advantage/Managed Care, risk contracting, shared savings arrangements, and/or post acute care consulting.

  • Significant knowledge of the healthcare industry

  • Track record of strong client service

  • Proven track record of solving complex problems and completing challenging projects

  • Understanding of data warehousing and ETL techniques

  • Certification(s) in a programming languages or other areas related to data analytics

  • Track record of strong client service

  • Proven track record of solving complex problems and completing challenging projects

  • Additional qualifications include efficiency, flexibility, innovative problem-solving skills, a high level of motivation, and excellent organizational skills. Must be able to work well independently and within team structures.

Additional Requirements

  • The successful candidate must not be subject to employment restrictions from a former employer (such as a non-compete) that would prevent the candidate from performing the job responsibilities as described.

  • This position is open to candidate virtually from EST, CST, PST time zone as well as AZ, UT.


About Guidehouse

Guidehouse is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

Guidehouse will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law or ordinance including the Fair Chance Ordinance of Los Angeles and San Francisco.

If you have visited our website for information about employment opportunities, or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation, please contact Guidehouse Recruiting at 1-571-633-1711 or via email at RecruitingAccommodation@guidehouse.com . All information you provide will be kept confidential and will be used only to the extent required to provide needed reasonable accommodation.

Guidehouse does not accept unsolicited resumes through or from search firms or staffing agencies. All unsolicited resumes will be considered the property of Guidehouse and Guidehouse will not be obligated to pay a placement fee.

Rewards and Benefits

Guidehouse offers a comprehensive, total rewards package that includes competitive compensation and a flexible benefits package that reflects our commitment to creating a diverse and supportive workplace.

Benefits include:

Medical, Rx, Dental & Vision Insurance

Personal and Family Sick Time & Company Paid Holidays

Parental Leave and Adoption Assistance

401(k) Retirement Plan

Basic Life & Supplemental Life

Health Savings Account, Dental/Vision & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts

Short-Term & Long-Term Disability

Tuition Reimbursement, Personal Development & Learning Opportunities

Skills Development & Certifications

Employee Referral Program

Corporate Sponsored Events & Community Outreach

Emergency Back-Up Childcare Program

Position may be eligible for a discretionary variable incentive