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  • Table of Contents AEGON Aetna Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Allstate Financial Allstate Insurance Company (Property and Casualty) American Equity Investment Life Ins. Co American Family Insurance Ameriprise Financial AmerUs Group Chicago Consulting Actuaries LLC CIGNA Corporation CNA Insurance EMC Insurance Companies Ernst & Young LLP Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company Hewitt Associates LLC Lincoln Financial Group Mercer Human Resource Consulting Mutual of Omaha Nationwide Insurance Northwestern Mutual Principal Financial Group Securian Financial Group St. Paul Travelers Swiss RE Life & Health North America The Hartford The Phoenix Life Ins Towers Perrin
  • AEGON Group Representatives’ Names: Chris McMann Andy Raver Lines of Business: life/annuities Hiring Location(s): Cedar Rapids IA and many other US locations Contact Name: Julie Johnson/Brenna Miller Mailing Address: 4333 Edgewood Road NE Mail Drop 4550 Cedar Rapids,IA,52499 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Mandi (Westbrook) Howard, Ron Ziegler, Ryan Colerick Drake Interns: Sarah Hill Corporate Headquarters: Cedar Rapids, IA Total Employees: 27000 nationwide Total Actuaries: FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 2 exams preferred Study Time Given: Actuarial Departments: financial reporting, risk management, pricing/product development, corporate, investment Rotation Program: Travel Expectations: Social Programs: December Graduates: Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam preferred Year in School Required: sophomore, junior, senior Subsidized Housing: if qualified Subsidized Transportation Additional Programming: A summer calendar of events is scheduled with the interns. Other events throughout the year. 2
  • www.aegonins.com Products and Services The AEGON Insurance Group is a global leader in insurance and financial services. By focusing on its core insurance business, AEGON has become a market leader in many areas of the insurance industry, including whole and universal life, group health and annuity products, long-term care, life reinsurance, and investment services. A very decentralized structure allows the operating divisions of the AEGON Insurance Group to capitalize on opportunities within various niche markets. The strength of the organization lies in the sum of its parts. With their diverse mix of insurance and financial services businesses, the companies represent the stability of traditional lines fused with a rapidly growing asset accumulation business. Advantages of working for AEGON: AEGON NV is one of the world's leading insurance and financial service organizations - currently ranked fifth in market capitalization of listed insurers worldwide. The AEGON insurance companies have a similar track record for performance in the US. The combined AEGON/Transamerica operations have grown to become the fourth ranked life insurer in the US, based on statutory assets. AEGON employs a disciplined, consistent strategy of focusing on our core business with an emphasis on profitability and using a decentralized structure. This structure will allow you to work closely with our product lines and develop contacts with industry leaders. In addition to offering a competitive study and compensation package, a job at AEGON provides the inside track to future AEGON jobs in Cedar Rapids and beyond. Come enjoy all the advantages of working for a major worldwide insurance company in a mid-size Midwestern city. Responsibilities of New Hire: Responsibilities will depend on the area in which the new hire works. Possibilities include: - Assessing current and new product designs for feasibility in the marketplace - Assisting in statutory, GAAP, and tax valuation and other miscellaneous reserving requirements - Pricing of new and existing product designs to ensure Division profit goals are met - Translating product specifications into valuation assumptions for new products - Assisting with product implementation on our administrative and illustration systems - Compiling data for experience analyses and preparing related reports - Participating as a member of a product development team with representation from several departments, including IT, Marketing, and Actuarial back to top 3
  • Aetna Representatives’ Names: Kassie Sloss, Actuarial Consultant, ASA Andrea Piraino, Actuarial Analyst Lines of Business: Health and Related Group Benefits Hiring Location(s): Hartford, CT; Middletown, CT; Blue Bell, PA Contact Name: Randy Koss Mailing Address: 151 Farmington Ave Hartford,CT,060156 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Kassie Sloss, Anthony Colella, Heather Waldron Drake Interns: NA Corporate Headquarters: Hartford, CT Total Employees: 32000 Total Actuaries: 135 FSAs: 67 ASAs: 37 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: Demonstrate ability to pass exams Study Time Given: 140 hrs/ 4 hr exam Actuarial Departments: Financial Reporting, Pricing, Group Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: minimal, if any Social Programs: Aetna Sports Leagues, student lunches, golf outing December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none Year in School Required: sophomore, junior Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation yes Additional Programming: Training sessions, speaker series, presentations, social calendar 4
  • www.aetna.com Products and Services Aetna is one of the nation's leading providers of health care, dental, pharmacy, group life, disability and long-term care benefits. Aetna puts information and helpful resources to work for its aprox. 14.4 million medical members, 13 million dental members, 9 million pharmacy members and 13.6 million group members to help them make better informed decisions about their health care and protect their finances against health related risks. Advantages of working for Aetna: Our full-time program offers a strong management development component with targeted rotational assignments. The program is managed by a committee comprised of Fellows of the Society of Actuaries, which ensures growth in the skills and knowledge necessary to become a financial leader. Full-time features incluse:12-18 mth rotations, training sessions, company-sponsored study time paid review courses and study materials, on-site actuarial libraries and study rooms, paid exam fees and professional society dues, salary increases upon progression through the exams; 401(k), health ; and other benefits. Responsibilities of New Hire: The objective of the full-time program is to develop Fellows of the Society of Actuaries who are qualified to assume management positions within Aetna. The program is designed to help individuals pass the rigurous set of exams, while at the same time affording them the opportunity to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to assume a management position. back to top 5
  • Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America Representatives’ Names: Lines of Business: Financial Services, Insurance Hiring Location(s): Minneapolis, MN Contact Name: Heather Benson Mailing Address: 5701 Golden Hills Dr Minneapolis,MN,55416 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Drake Interns: Corporate Headquarters: Minneapolis MN Total Employees: 2700 Total Actuaries: 130 FSAs: 30 ASAs: 40 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: Study Time Given: Actuarial Departments: Rotation Program: Travel Expectations: Social Programs: December Graduates: Interns: Exams/Credits Required: preferred 1 or 2 Year in School Required: open Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: Summer social activities, Professional Development Workshops 6
  • www.allianzlife.com/careers/careers.aspx Products and Services Allianz offers a full-portfolio of new generation life, annuity, long-term care and healthcare excess of loss products that emphasize long-term value, featuring living benefits protected by the safeguards of contract guarantees. Our products offer creative and innovative lasting solutions to long-term products Advantages of working for Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America: Allianz strives to create a culture of deeply held beliefs, which guide our behaviors and decisions. We operate from five core values: Ethical Standards, Commitment to Excelence, Respect for Individuals, Investment in our people and Accountability. Each employee is responsible for creating the culture. To do this you must communicate honestly and openly, and stay focused on living the values. Responsibilities of New Hire: As an intern at Allianz, you will be involved in projects that add value and have a real impact to our business. You will work with seasoned actuaries and have an opportunity to see what "real" actuarial work looks like in a company that is known for its innovation. back to top 7
  • Allstate Financial Representatives’ Names: Kelly Baluta, Senior Actuarial Associate Lines of Business: Life, Annuities Hiring Location(s): Northbrook, IL Contact Name: Kelly Baluta Mailing Address: 3100 Sanders Rd. Suite I2A Northbrook, IL 60062 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Bob Koth, Ken Priess, Barb Howell, Al Montemurro, Kory Olsen, Vinaya Sharma, Kelly Baluta, Matt Meier Drake Interns: Vaibhavi Shah Corporate Headquarters: Northbrook, IL Total Employees: 3400 Total Actuaries: 90 FSAs: 60 ASAs: 10 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: none (1 exam preferred) Study Time Given: maximum 120 hours, lower for smaller exams Actuarial Departments: Finance (all new graduates), Asset Liability Management (ALM), Product Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: very little for most positions Social Programs: department specific (e.g. Arlington Park, Cubs games, golf outings, holiday party), Actuarial Picnic, happy hours December Graduates: no Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none (1 preferred) Year in School Required: freshman (juniors preferred) Subsidized Housing: yes, fully Subsidized Transportation yes Additional Programming: Coffee chats and brown bag lunches with senior leaders, sports leagues, outings (e.g. Cubs games, Gameworks, ice cream social, movie night, mini-golf), mentoring program, educational sessions. 8
  • www.allstate.com Products and Services Allstate Financial is a multi-line, multi-channel insurance company. Examples of products sold include traditional life, universal life, fixed annuities, variable and equity indexed annuities, structured settlements, and medium term notes. These products are sold through Allstate agents, independent agents, specialized brokers, and financial institutions. Advantages of working for Allstate Financial: - Allstate Financial is a dynamic place to work - Actuaries are highly valued and have excellent career potential- many senior managers started out as actuaries - Wide variety of products and services provide numerous opportunities for actuaries - Many positions work with assets as well as liabilities providing broad exposure to the financial world. Responsibilities of New Hire: New hire responsibilities vary widely by department. In general, an actuarial student at Allstate Financial gains a broad actuarial background by working in different areas of the company. Specifically opportunities exist to develop skills in valuation, asset/liability management, pricing and product development, mergers and acquisitions, financial modeling, corporate finance, planning and analysis, and international. As a student progressess through actuarial exams and develops technical and business skills, many opportunities are available. back to top 9
  • Allstate Insurance Company (Property and Casualty) Representatives’ Names: Paul Anderson, Associate Actuary Kevin Conlee, Senior Actuary Zac Bowden, Actuarial Assistant Lines of Business: P&C Hiring Location(s): Northbrook, IL and Barrington, IL Contact Name: Nicole Chizek Mailing Address: 2775 Sanders Rd Suite D8 Northbrook,IL,60062 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Paul Anderson, Nate Bluhm, Sherri Border, Zac Bowden, John Broadrick, Sara (Trussoni) Broadrick, Nicole Chizek, Kevin Conlee, Andy Dalgaard, Behram Dinshaw, Sean Forbes, Sunny Harrington, JJ Ihrke, Julie Joyce, Alessa (Handley) Quane, Roger Schultz, Yin Zhang, Drake Interns: Ashley Andrews, Nate Bluhm, Sherri (Galles) Border, Zac Bowden, John Broadrick, Sara (Trussoni) Broadrick, Nicole Chizek, Jack Chmielewski, Behram Dinshaw, Sean Forbes, Gary Hanson, JJ Ihrke, Julie Joyce, Kwong Yau, Meghan (Leahy) Hurst, Chris Loyd, Simran Nayer Corporate Headquarters: Northbrook IL Total Employees: 40000 Total Actuaries: 135+ FSAs: 0 ASAs: 0 FCASs: 40+ ACASs: 20+ Full time Exams/Credits Required: none, 1-2 exams preferred Study Time Given: 30 hours per exam hour Actuarial Departments: Actuarial Services (P&C), Research, State Pricing, Commercial Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: minimal Social Programs: There are men's/women's groups & mixed teams in softball, basketball, bowling, volleyball, soccer and other sports, art, movies, plays, jazz, church affiliations, etc. December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none, 1 exam preferred Year in School Required: sophomore, junior Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation yes Additional Programming: Brown Bag Lunches with members of the company's Senior Management Team every 2 weeks, softball leagues, outings for the interns (Cubs games, boat cruises, tour of Chicago, etc.), intern picnic, 10
  • and a special weekly activity www.allstate.com Products and Services Allstate Insurance Company is the largest publicly traded Property and Casualty Company. We also have one of the nation's ten largest life insurance companies. Advantages of working for Allstate Insurance Company (Property and Casualty): Within the Actuarial Services department we have a supportive, intellectually stimulating, fully empowered, and technologically advanced environment. We offer a structured and supportive development plan for each employee, rotational opportunities (both actuarial and non-actuarial to all students), and career advancement that is aligned with performance success and not tenure. We offer a structured student exam program that includes study hours, study groups, seminars, and practice exams--all of which leads to a higher passing ratio than other companies. We have been formally recognized by Working Mother Magazine as one of the top 100 employers, Hispanic Business - named as the top ten, and have numerous other independent organizations. We are ranked in Fortune's top fifty, Chicago's top ten employers, and many more. Responsibilities of New Hire: Full time hires begin their career in our Actuarial Training unit where they are aligned with an experienced, successful Actuarial Training Manager. The new hire to training manager ratio is 5 - 1. A formalized training and development plan is completed for each new employee. This plan includes a curriculum of over 30 training modules and full responsibility for at least three actuarial projects--the same work that they will undertake as a two year actuarial analyst with the support of the training manager and others. back to top 11
  • American Equity Investment Life Ins. Co Representatives’ Names: Kathy Bemisdarfer, Director of Recruiting Chad Padgett, Vice President-Chief Actuary Lines of Business: Life/Annuitites Hiring Location(s): West Des Moines, IA Contact Name: Kathy Bemisdarfer Mailing Address: PO Box 71216 Des Moines,IA,50325 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Chad Padgett, Julie Olson, John Brunsdale Drake Interns: Corporate Headquarters: West Des Moines, IA Total Employees: 260 Total Actuaries: 9 FSAs: 2 ASAs: 1 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 preferred Study Time Given: Competitive Actuarial Departments: Actuarial, Corporate, Internal Audit Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: none Social Programs: none December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 0/1 Year in School Required: junior Subsidized Housing: no Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: none 12
  • www.american-equity.com Products and Services We are one of the top providers of Deferred Annuities with the credited rate based on growth of an external Index such as the S&P 500. We also have fixed rate deferred annuities, life insurance and health insurance. Advantages of working for American Equity Investment Life Ins. Co: We are a smaller insurance company with a small number of actuaries. An actuary in this company will get exposure to many areas of the actuarial business practices in a relatively short period of time. We are a rapidly growing company and are fairly new in the insurance industry. This will provide many opportunities for a new actuary that may not exist at other companies. Responsibilities of New Hire: Support the senior level actuaries in reserving, financial reporting, modeling and various other actuarial projects back to top 13
  • American Family Insurance Representatives’ Names: Joel Smerchek, Senior Actuary Chad Covelli, Assistant Actuary Lines of Business: life, P&C Hiring Location(s): Madison WI Contact Name: Jeff Close Mailing Address: 6000 American Parkway Madison,WI,53783 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Chad Covelli Drake Interns: Corporate Headquarters: Madison WI Total Employees: 8000 Total Actuaries: 40-50 FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 required Study Time Given: 140 hours Actuarial Departments: Life/Health, Actuarial Division (P&C) Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: minimal Social Programs: December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam preferred Year in School Required: open to any but junior/senior preferred Subsidized Housing: no Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: Volleyball/cookout with other Madison company interns, Internship gathering and boat cruise. 14
  • www.amfam.com Products and Services Advantages of working for American Family Insurance: At American Family Insurance, we built our business on financial strength and exceptional service. And for more than 75 years, our growth has been the proof of our success. We began in 1927 with three employees and 346 policyholders. Today we have more than 7 million policies and loans in force in 17 states. We also: - Employ over 8000 people who are valued for their diverse skills they bring and who have the opportunity to use them. - Have more than 4000 independent agents. - Have more than $9 billion in assets. - Are a Fortune 400 company and have earned the rating of A+ (superior) from A.m. Best Company, a respected authority for rating insurance companies. Being a member of our family means you have benefits that reward your unique skills and efforts, support you life outside work, recognize your individuality and help you keep your career in motion. Responsibilities of New Hire: back to top 15
  • Ameriprise Financial Representatives’ Names: Lines of Business: life, annuity product development, financial reporting planning, asset/liability management Hiring Location(s): Minneapolis, MN Contact Name: Leslie Dagnault Mailing Address: 112 AXP Financial Center Minneapolis,MN,55474 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Kim Hoverstein (96), Sarah Mayer (97) Drake Interns: Sam Keller (97), Sarah Mayer (97) Corporate Headquarters: Minneapolis, MN Total Employees: 9000+ Total Actuaries: 45 FSAs: 23 ASAs: 7 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam required Study Time Given: 82-165 hours, depending on the exam Actuarial Departments: life, health, annuity product development, financial reporting/planning, asset/liability management Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: little to none Social Programs: Company sponsored sports teams and a number of employee networks. Team building events and mentoring. December Graduates: possibly Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam preferred Year in School Required: junior Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation yes - relocation travel is paid Additional Programming: FSA presentations, "Meet some Actuaries" networking events, mini- leadership training, new employee sessions, Executive lunches, Ball games, Bowling, City Tours, Happy Hours 16
  • www.ameriprise.com Products and Services Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Ameriprise provides more than 2.5 million individual and institutional clients with a variety of financial services and products -- including financial planning, mutual funds, annuities, retirement plans, insurance, brokerage and savings certificates. With more than 180 field offices located in all 50 states, and more than 11,500 financial advisors on its team, Ameriprise has developed innovative strategies to provide clients with convenient access to products and services. The company's goal is to make Ameriprise the most trusted name in financial services, as well-known and respected in that industry as it is in the card and travel industries. Through an integrated retail channel, Ameriprise strives to exceed client expectations on every transaction. Ameriprise is also building strong relationships with corporations of all sizes, providing them with retirement plans and money management services. With such a diverse client base, this team is always looking for new ways to target products and services to specific market segments and to leverage existing relationships. Advantages of working for Ameriprise Financial: Ameriprise is a company dedicated to exceeding the expectations of our customers, shareholders, and employees. To inspire our team members to share in our ambiguous goals and to reward their important contributions, we have designed performance-based compensation plans and benefit programs that are considered among the finest in the financial services industry. We perform ongoing salary benchmark studies to ensure that our base compensation structure is competitive in the marketplace. Starting with clearly defined performance expectations, our employees at all levels have the advantage of regular feedback sessions to review their progress and provide them with the input they need to increase their earnings potential with Ameriprise. Furthermore, they are given the opportunity to share their feedback on the Company's role in their career goals through annual employee satisfaction surveys. While we're always exploring new possibilities, some of our current benefits offerings include: -Medical, dental and vision plans effective day one -Tuition assistance after three months -Domestic partner benefits -401(k) -Employer stock contributions -Generous paid time off including vacation, personal days, sick days, and holidays -Employee Networks -Programs to promote work/life balance -Employee referral bonus awards -And many more! Responsibilities of New Hire: We rely on our actuaries to make certain that life insurance company operations are conducted on a sound financial basis. The actuary designs new products to meet client needs and determines a fair price to suit the marketplace. At the same time, the actuary considers all future financial risks to the company. As an actuary at Ameriprise, you will have an impact on company policies and practices. It is a great opportunity for you to learn the many facets of the insurance and financial services business while playing a key role in the organization. The mission of our Actuarial Development Program is to support the development of individuals into competent Fellows of the Society of Actuaries (FSAs) and well-rounded, valued professionals who contribute to the success of Ameriprise. During your first few years at Ameriprise, you will have the oopportunity to develop a broad base of understanding through experience in two different actuarial positions. During this period, we place an emphasis on your development needs by offering study time, exam materials, seminars, and presentations. back to top 17
  • AmerUs Group Representatives’ Names: Allen Irlmeier, Actuarial Associate Bryan Nelson, Actuarial Associate Lines of Business: Life and Annuity Hiring Location(s): Des Moines IA Contact Name: Allen Irlmeier Mailing Address: 699 Walnut Street Des Moines,IA,50309 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Brian Clark, Jeff Heng, Tom Doruska, Allen Irlmeier Drake Interns: Alex Makarov, Brian Hogan, Hugo Diaz, Janine Seifert, Eric Ulan, Sheau Chin Woon Corporate Headquarters: Des Moines IA Total Employees: 870 Total Actuaries: 32 FSAs: 14 ASAs: 6 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: none required, 1 preferred Study Time Given: Varied by exam, 70 hrs for P and FM, 140 for M and C Actuarial Departments: Product Management, Pricing, Valuation, Forecasting and ALM Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: minimal Social Programs: Iowa Actuaries Club December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none required, 1 preferred Year in School Required: freshman Subsidized Housing: yes, summer only Subsidized Transportation yes Additional Programming: mentoring, formal presentation of accomplishments as an intern, social activities 18
  • www.amerus.com Products and Services We are a $22 billion diversified services organization offering life insurance and annuities, and other financial services. Advantages of working for AmerUs Group: Responsibilities of New Hire: back to top 19
  • Chicago Consulting Actuaries LLC Representatives’ Names: LeAndra Ottem, Consultant Jessica Valukas, Consultant Gary Hanson, Consultant Lines of Business: consulting Hiring Location(s): Chicago IL, Denver CO, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco CA, Dallas TX, Boston MA, Jacksonville FL Contact Name: Jessica Valukas Mailing Address: 216 S. Jefferson Street, Suite 600 Chicago,IL,60661 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Jeff Stevenson, Cheryl Ham, Jessica Valukas, Svetlana Sidorova, Salman Hamidani, Gary Hanson, LeAndra Ottem Drake Interns: Svetlana Sidorova, LeAndra Ottem Corporate Headquarters: Chicago IL Total Employees: 147 Total Actuaries: 96 FSAs: 33 ASAs: 25 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: At least one exam preferred Study Time Given: 3 days per hour of exam length Actuarial Departments: all Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: very little, if any Social Programs: summer outings, annual company trip, golf outing December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam preferred Year in School Required: freshman Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: outings to experience the city, weekly training lunches 20
  • www.chicagoconsultingactuaries.com Products and Services CCA provides actuarial services to Fortune 500 companies. Our services include consulting related to retirement plan design, annual valuations, health and welfare plans, executive benefits, mergers and acquisition support, and financial modeling and forecasting. Advantages of working for Chicago Consulting Actuaries: CCA is a rapidly growing firm that provides a unique working environment for actuaries desiring a fast track career. Because of our growth, we offer tremendous opportunities to new actuaries. We set ourselves apart from our competitors with our creativity, innovations, and use of technology. Responsibilities of New Hire: New hires will be involved in all aspects of retirement consulting including data preparation, results analysis, financial modeling and forecasting. back to top 21
  • CIGNA Corporation Representatives’ Names: Drew Girton, Actuarial Director Ribhi Alam, Actuarial Associate Noman Muhammad, Actuarial Senior Specialist Lines of Business: life, health and disability Hiring Location(s): Bloomfield CT, Hartford CT, Philadelphia PA Contact Name: Ribhi Alam Mailing Address: 1601 Chestnut Street TL22E Philadelphia,PA,19192 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Becky Risley, Stacey Argent, Brian Emanuel, Ryan Miller, Heather Waldron, Mandy Westphal, Pooja Dang, Andrew Girton, Jeff Markowski, Ribhi Alam, Noman Muhammad Drake Interns: Pooja Dang, Andrew Girton, Jeannine Jodhan, Becky Risley, Jasyn Sadler, Sarah Staszcuk, Rob Nation, Paul Schaeffer, Liz Jobe Corporate Headquarters: Bloomfield/Hartford CT and Philadelphia PA Total Employees: 32700 Total Actuaries: 150 FSAs: 75 ASAs: 25 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam Study Time Given: 130 hours per sitting Actuarial Departments: financial, etc. Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: usually little Social Programs: intramural sports (basketball, softball, volleyball), charitable events December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none Year in School Required: sophomore Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation yes Additional Programming: speaker series with case studies, personality profiling, many social events (whitewater rafting, paintball, picnics, travel, softball and volleyball) 22
  • www.cigna.com/flp Products and Services CIGNA offers our customers a unique business advantage: the ability to organize and integrate their employee benefits needs through one of the industry's broadest portfolios of quality health care; group life, accident, and disability; and investment products and services. Advantages of working for CIGNA Corporation: - Career-long rotational program with increasing responsibilities - Multiple career paths - Excellent exam support - Dedicated FSA program director - Dynamic rotations driving business results - Fun community of actuaries Responsibilities of New Hire: It depends on the rotation, but key aspects include: - Ownership of pricing or financial reporting of a product or region - Interaction with key business partners - Making progress toward achieving Fellowship - Developing skills through real experiences back to top 23
  • CNA Insurance Representatives’ Names: JJ Ihrke, AVP Regional Actuary Jen Abel Kim Diamond Lines of Business: life, P&C Hiring Location(s): Chicago IL Contact Name: John Jameson Mailing Address: 333 S. Wabash Avenue, 31S Chicago,IL,60613 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Drake Interns: Corporate Headquarters: Chicago IL Total Employees: Total Actuaries: 200 (pretty even split between life and P&C) FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam Study Time Given: 127.5 hours for the first attempt Actuarial Departments: Healthcare and Benefits, Risk Management, Commercial Insurance, Corporate Finance, Life Operations Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: minimal Social Programs: December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none Year in School Required: junior Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation Additional Programming: 24
  • www.cna.com Products and Services Advantages of working for CNA Insurance: Responsibilities of New Hire: back to top 25
  • EMC Insurance Companies Representatives’ Names: Steve Peck, Sr VP & Actuary Trevor Myers, Actuarial Associate Lines of Business: P&C Hiring Location(s): Des Moines IA Contact Name: Steve Peck Mailing Address: 717 Mulberry Des Moines,IA,50309 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Dawn Grooters Drake Interns: Amanda Somerville Corporate Headquarters: Des Moines IA Total Employees: 2000 (companywide) Total Actuaries: 23 FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: 3 ACASs: 5 Full time Exams/Credits Required: none/one Study Time Given: 130 hours Actuarial Departments: actuarial Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: minimal Social Programs: company picnics, bowling, I-Cubs games, football, Christmas party December Graduates: no Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none Year in School Required: sophomore Subsidized Housing: no Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: Similar to full time employees 26
  • www.emcinsurance.com Products and Services EMC Insurance Companies write property and casualty insurance through its sixteen branch offices located throughout the United States. Eighty percent of our business is derived from commercial lines including commercial property, general liability, commercial auto, and workers' compensation. We also write personal lines business including personal auto, homeowners, and motorcycle. Other products and services include reinsurance, safety and loss control, third party administration services, and local service with independent agents and claims adjusters. Advantages of working for EMC Insurance Companies: Good benefits (health insurance, 401(k), pension plan, and life insurance among others); flexible hours; business casual dress; on-site cafeteria; free parking; relaxed atmosphere; on-site wellness center; two free Civic Center tickets per year; bus subsidy; and modern facilities and equipment. Responsibilities of New Hire: A new hire would provide technical assistance in any of the following areas: rate making analysis, loss reserve analysis, insurance department filings, large account/safety dividend group analysis, and reinsurance. Work would include the use of spreadsheets, word processing, and various other software applications. Functions include gathering and analyzing data and applying mathematical and statistical techniques to project future results. back to top 27
  • Ernst & Young LLP Representatives’ Names: Lines of Business: Life/Health, Property/Casualty Consulting Hiring Location(s): Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia Contact Name: Angela Ciborowski Mailing Address: 18111 Van Karman Ave, Suite 1000 Irvine,CA,92612 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Jonathan Hobbs, Tze Ping Ching, Yvonne Ong, James Collingwood, Seth Harlow, Sam Keller Drake Interns: Jonathan Hobbs, James Collingwood, Yvonne Ong Corporate Headquarters: New York, NY Total Employees: 23,000 in the US Total Actuaries: 170+ FSAs: 42 ASAs: 18 FCASs: 20 ACASs: 7 Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 Exam Study Time Given: 100 hours for exams P/1-C/4 Actuarial Departments: Insurance and Actuarial Advisory Services Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: up to 50% travelling Social Programs: vary by location December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 Exam Year in School Required: sophomore Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: Vary by location 28
  • www.ey.com Products and Services While Ernst & Young actuaries frequently provide the insurance and health care industries with traditional actuarial services, our quantitative skills and understanding of financial and performance measurement techniques assist clients in managing their businesses, developing new products and achieving competitive advantage. Life & Health - More and more companies are seeking access to sophisticated solutions to gain advanced financial insights to make informed business decisions. Our core life and health solutions can help to enhance their success. These include: -Financial Reporting Measurement: USGAAP and IAS Conversions, Embedded Values, Audit and Assurance, Actuarial Opinions and Peer Review -Mergers and Acquisitions: Cross Border Transaction Advice, Appraisal Valuations, Due Diligence, Deal Structuring, Post Merger Strategy Support -Risk and Capital Management: Risk and Capital Allocation Framework, Asset-Liability Modeling, Reinsurance Optimization, Risk Analysis and Enterprise Risk Programs -Product Development and Distribution: Product Design and Pricing, E-commerce Feasibility Studies, Customer Behavior Distribution and Modeling -New Market Entry: New Market Strategy and Implementation Property/Casualty - Our property and casualty industry specialists leverage knowledge and best practices developed by our actuaries around the world to provide our clients with access to leading edge tools and methodologies. We continue to focus on core services such as loss reserving, product pricing and mergers and acquisitions due diligence while employing financial modeling techniques and quantitative analysis to assist clients in areas such as: -Capital and financial risk management -Alternative risk transfer -Smart CRM -International Accounting Standards (IAS) and Multi-Basis Reporting Advantages of working for Ernst &Young LLP: -We put "People First" and encourage the building of strong relationships with co-workers -A Peer Advisor program that provides guidance and support to a new hire/intern -Interesting and challenging projects Responsibilities of New Hire: Assist the actuarial consulting staff in a variety of actuarial applications, including business modeling, financial risk management, loss reserving, financial reporting and regulatory, e-claims, health care costing product development, pricing analyses, rate setting and other consulting projects. The position is designed to enable an actuarial student to pursue actuarial exams while developing the basic skills needed to be a successful actuarial consultant. back to top 29
  • Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company Representatives’ Names: Geanie Leo, Actuarial Associate Brenda Veik, Actuarial Assistant Lines of Business: Life insurance & annuity Hiring Location(s): Greenwood Village, CO Contact Name: Brenda Veik Mailing Address: 8505 E. Orchard Road 9TI Greenwood Village,CO,80111 Dress Policy: business casual, casual Fridays Past Graduates Hired: Mike Morrow, Brad Cornish Drake Interns: Debbie Faltin, Jasyn Sadler, Jodi Olsen Corporate Headquarters: Greenwood Village, CO Total Employees: 6000 Total Actuaries: 54 FSAs: 25 ASAs: 17 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam preferred Study Time Given: 120 hours Actuarial Departments: group life & health, 401(k), COLI, underwriting, investments, valuation, Rotation Program: ALM, etc. Travel Expectations: yes Social Programs: exam passers night, actuarial golf day, on-site fitness center, departmental and divisional outings, golf, kickball and softball leagues December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam preferred Year in School Required: freshman Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation yes, beginning and end of summer Additional Programming: all full-time programs, educational sessions, additional social events 30
  • www.greatwest.com Products and Services Great-West is a growing and dynamic multi-line insurer, specializing in health insurance, 401(k) and annuity products, and individual and corporate-owned life insurance. The Great-West family of companies is one of the ten largest life and health insurers in North America. Our outstanding ratings from the major independent rating services place us in the top one percent of significant and active life and health insurance companies in the United States and Canada. Advantages of working for Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company: Great-West is an innovative, financially secure multi-line insurer offering exciting career opportunities for actuaries. Our CEO is an actuary, as are many of our highest ranking officers. Our actuarial programs, including the exam and rotation programs, management development, and mentoring programs, are all designed to develop future leaders of the company. Our exam program features what we believe to be the most generous exam raises in the industry. In addition, we offer full-time hires a $3,000 pre-tax signing bonus, all expenses paid relocation, and an all expenses paid pre-move visit to choose housing. To interns, we offer a $500 pre-tax signing bonus, an opportunity for a $1,000 scholarship, and prearranged subsidized apartments with other interns. Most importantly, Great-West offers a challenging and satisfying career path for actuaries. Responsibilities of New Hire: Full-time actuarial students typically start their career in a product development/pricing area. They develop and price insurance and annuity products with the guidance of a senior student or FSA. They frequently present their work to the FSA and other management of their area. Our summer internship program features meaningful work projects and presentation opportunities. Summer interns work in such diverse areas as Life Insurance Products, Asset/Liability Management, Corporate Owned Life Insurance, Investments, Corporate Finance, Group Products, and 401(k) Products. back to top 31
  • Hewitt Associates LLC Representatives’ Names: Steve Hoxmeier, Grace Lattyak, Josh Butler Lines of Business: Consulting (pension and health care) Hiring Location(s): Atlanta GA, Boston MA, Bridgewater NJ, Charlotte NC, Cleveland OH, Dallas TX, Lincolnshire IL, Minneapolis MN, Newport Beach CA, Norwalk CT, St. Louis MO, San Francisco CA, The Woodlands TX, Washington DC Steve Hoxmeier Contact Name: 100 Half Day Road Mailing Address: Lincolnshire,IL,60069 business casual Dress Policy: Dan Beattie, Curt Cartolano, Ron Cornwell, Chad Daugherty, Shane Past Graduates Hired: Feldhaus, Dave Frette, Mike Hill, Steve Hoxmeier, Al Kopec, Jody Larson, Mike Mace, Derek Rylicki, Tom Schmitz, Scott Vipond, Ben Bergeson, Vaibhavi Shah, Enaam Al-Quader, Josh Butler, Laurie Bell, Bret Schoenfeld, Grace Latyak Drake Interns: Ben Bergeson, Vaibhavi Shah, Laurie Bell, Shane Feldhaus, Steve Hoxmeier, Andrea Wernecke, Jolie Shaul Corporate Headquarters: Lincolnshire IL Total Employees: 12000+ Total Actuaries: 425+ FSAs: 200 ASAs: 100 Full time Exams/Credits Required: Study Time Given: 1 exam or more preferred Actuarial Departments: 120 hours Most actuaries are in our Actuarial and Health Management practices, however, some actuaries use their experience and consulting knowledge to create career opportunities in other areas of our business. Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: minimal Social Programs: Various sports leagues, community service groups, summer actuarial picnic, workgroup outings, informal social events December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam or more preferred Year in School Required: sophomore or junior Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: a mentor to answer questions, coordinate projects, and provide day-to-day training; training on systems, business, and the consulting environment; a social calendar which provides numerous opportunities to interact with other interns and actuaries 32
  • www.hewitt.com Products and Services Hewitt Associates is a human resource consulting and delivery firm. We help our clients achieve business results through the design, financing, communication, administration, and delivery of human resources, compensation, and benefit plans. Advantages of working for Hewitt Associates LLP: Our culture allows an actuary to advance in his or her career when opportunities are available that match his or her interests and skills. It makes the actuary's needs a priority. We provide the classroom training and real world experience needed. Best of all, we provide an opportunity to build a successful career with an industry leader. At Hewitt, we foster an environment of growth and learning and we truly offer flexible career paths. We find this system promotes creativity and mutual success. Responsibilities of New Hire: Actuarial consultants use analytical and communcation skills to help clients address various employee benefit issues. Projects include pension valuations, merger and acquisition strategy, design of executive retirement plans, and financial analysis of health care benefits. back to top 33
  • Lincoln Financial Group Representatives’ Names: Daniel R. Van Gerpen, Assistant Vice President Jill Carpenter, Assistant Vice President Lines of Business: Finance Actuarial Hiring Location(s): Fort Wayne IN and Hartford, CT Contact Name: Kenneth Reiskytl Mailing Address: 1300 South Clinton Street Fort Wayne,IN,46802 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Todd Kennedy Drake Interns: Eric Martens Corporate Headquarters: Philadephia, PA Total Employees: 3500 Total Actuaries: 100 FSAs: 47 ASAs: 19 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam Study Time Given: Proprietary info Actuarial Departments: Product, Pricing, Finance Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: Minimal Social Programs: Student Organized December Graduates: No Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none Year in School Required: freshman Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: Weekly Meetings with Senior Management 34
  • www.LFG.com Products and Services Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation and its affiliates. With headquarters in Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Group has consolidated assets of $109 billion and had an annual consolidated revenues of $5.3 billion in 2003. Through its wealth accumulation and protection businesses, the company provides annuities, life insurance, 401(k) and 403(b) plans, 529 college savings plans, mutual funds, managed accounts, institutional investment and financial planning and advisory services. Advantages of working for Lincoln Financial Group: Key advantages of working for Lincoln Financial Group in Fort Wayne, Indiana include competitive salaries and benefits in a low cost of living city. Lincoln offers a very competitve actuarial student program (study time, exam material and fee reimbursements and job rotation) while being exposed to real business issues associated with working for a market leader. Fort wayne offers many of the amenities of a large city (sports, concerts and the arts) while avoiding the inconveniences (large commute times, high cost of living) of large metropolitan areas. Responsibilities of New Hire: New student resposibilities include both one-time and recurring projects such as calculatin policy reserves, developing experience studies, creating pricing and financial models, researching business trends and solving administrative problems. Students will be managed by experienced actuaries and will receive a broad exposure to business issues. back to top 35
  • Mercer Human Resource Consulting Representatives’ Names: Ben York, Actuarial Analyst Tony Condon, Actuarial Consultant Lines of Business: primarily consulting Hiring Location(s): Chicago, Detroit, Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee Contact Name: Laura Pendleton Mailing Address: 10 South Wacker Drive Chicago,IL,60606 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Ernest Ofori, Derek Gyrton, Jennifer Lewis Drake Interns: James Collingwood Corporate Headquarters: New York NY Total Employees: 13000 Total Actuaries: FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 Study Time Given: Actuarial Departments: retirement; health and benefits Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: minimal Social Programs: Sporting Events, Pizza parties, Jeans Days, Volleyball, Softball December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 Year in School Required: sophomore Subsidized Housing: Yes Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: same social programs as full-time 36
  • www.mercerHR.com Products and Services We make up the largest human resource strategy and implementation consulting firm in the world with more than 13,000 employees worldwide and growing. We have employees in more than 140 offices in 40 countries. Our special areas of emphasis include employee benefits, compensation, communication, actuarial services and investment consulting. Advantages of working for Mercer Human Resource Consulting: Mercer's vision is to become the world's preeminent global advisor to employers by helping our clients use the power of their people to enhance their business success. Mercer offers mentoring at several levels in the organization. Interns could expect the following: extensive training program including classroom teaching as well as hands on activities, client meetings, and housing for the summer. We treat our interns like new employees, not summer help. The work you will be doing over the summer is real and you will be contributing to our relationship with a client, not doing "busy" work! Mercer is committed to diversity and personal and professional growth of our people. Full time students could also expect outstanding compensation and benefits packages and the opportunity to be on a team where leadership and innovation are the lifeblood of consulting. Responsibilities of New Hire: We employ actuaries in two practices: retirement; health care & group benefits; Retirement practice: 1) Analyze an employer's population and track changes from year to year utilizing database software. 2) Calculate retirement benefits for individuals at various stages in their careers. 3) Examine and verify retirement trust financial statements. 4) Interpret retirement plan document provisions. 5) Program and develop liabilities using actuarial principles and Mercer's Global Retirement System (GRS). 6) Use GRS to determine employer contributions and expense and create reports. 7) Prepare employee benefit statements and annual government filing reports. Health Care & Group Benefits practice: 1) Perform data analysis and reconciliation. 2) Analyze claims and estimate future plan costs. 3) Assist in developing pricing models. 4) Develop awareness of plan design, cost factors, renewal process, and medical, dental, life, and disability programs. 5) Select insurance vendors and perform cost analyses. 6) Value FAS 106 and FAS 112 liabilities under various plan design scenarios using established procedures back to top 37
  • Mutual of Omaha Representatives’ Names: Jeff Vipond/Dale Uthoff, Managing actuary Lines of Business: life, health, annuity, pension Hiring Location(s): Omaha NE Contact Name: Jeff Vipond Mailing Address: 3301 Dodge Street, Bldg 3, 4th Floor Omaha,NE,68175 Dress Policy: business professional M-Th, casual Fridays Past Graduates Hired: Randall Horn, Mark Jewett, Alan Oltman, Charles Prazak, Michael Rathje, Michael Reese, Debbie Faltin, Dale Uthoff Drake Interns: Debbie Faltin, David Frette, Jeff Rathje, Dale Uthoff, Zhee Chong Koh, Melissa Favinger, Brian Sapp Corporate Headquarters: Omaha NE Total Employees: 7000 (5000 in home office) Total Actuaries: 75 (includes pre-ASA's) FSAs: 31 ASAs: 15 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam Study Time Given: 180 hours on first attempt, 100 hour on second attempt + day before exam Actuarial Departments: individual, corporate, group Rotation Program: strongly encouraged, not required Travel Expectations: very little Social Programs: softball, volleyball, golf, roller hockey, bowling, Tower Club, Jaycees, Nebraska Actuaries Club December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam preferred, but not required Year in School Required: no requirements Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation mileage to report to work is comped Additional Programming: College World Series, Shakespeare Festival, golf and mini-golf, cook outs, paintball, zoo, area quality events, bi-weekly presentations by various actuarial areas 38
  • www.MutualOfOmaha.com Products and Services Mutual of Omaha offers a broad range of financial products and services through its various affiliates: Individual Financial Services: • Term Life, Whole Life, Universal Life • Single and Flex-Premium Deferred Fixed Annuities, Immediate Fixed Annuities • Long Term Care, Disability, Medical Supplement, Critical Illness. Group Benefit Services: • Life, Dental, Health (PPO, HMO, POS), Disability, Pension, 401(k) • Group Annuities, Institutional Investment Products Advantages of working for Mutual of Omaha: Mutual of Omaha offers the opportunity to learn a diverse corss section of actuarial skills. The company writes a wide variety of products in the life, annuity, health, and pension markets, and distributes those products through individual and group platforms. Mutual uses a variety of distribution channels, including company agents, brokers and independent agents, and direct to consumer marketing. Our Fortune 500 company is located in a metropolitan area that offers affordable costs, a very comfortable standard of living, and convenient amenities. Mutual of Omaha has been recognized by Working Mother magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies For Working Mothers" (2001) and by Computerworld as one of the "100 Best Places To Work For IT Professionals" (2002). The company has been the recipient of the Dalbar Award for excellence in service three years running. In July 2003 recieved the ACORD Leadership Award in recognition of its pioneering efforts for form standardization in the life and annuity industryand in June 2004 received the ACORD Early Adopter Award for early certification of contracting and appointment services. In August 2005 Ward Financial Group named the Mutual of Omaha to its Top 50 Insurance Companies List, which Mutual of Omaha has been on 12 out of the last 15 years. Responsibilities of New Hire: A new actuarial student in our organization is expected to possess the ability to learn and the motivation to contribute. Mutual of Omaha is looking for self-starters and students with leadership potential. Our students are provided with the training and tools they will need to excel as actuaries and professionals in our competitive environment. Specific responsibilities vary by area, though all of our students are expected to progress through actuarial exams while growing professionally. The supportive study program at Mutual of Omaha reflects the interest and sponsorship that our senior management provides. Qualitative skills and leadership talent are also important and our actuaries are expected to learn and grow professionally after completing the Society's academic requirements. Our interns are not expected to have vast or detailed knowledge of insurance or actuarial science; however, we are looking for students who have the aptitude to leanr quickly and master financial projects. Potential is more important than preexisting knowledge. Our interns are exposed to a variety of industry- commom software packages and tools, including MG-ALFA, MS Excel, MS Access, ARCVAL, and a variety of others. The successful completion of an actuarial examination is a plus for our interns, but is not required. back to top 39
  • Nationwide Insurance Representatives’ Names: Kevin Baysinger, Actuarial Stat. Support Specialist Tariq Hussain, P&C Actuarial Assistant Ryan Hansen, P&C Sr. Actuarial Assistant Jessica Schuring, Actuarial Stat Support Analyst Lines of Business: P&C Hiring Location(s): Des Moines, Columbus, Cleveland Contact Name: Kevin Baysinger Mailing Address: 1100 Locust Ave, Dept 0203 Des Moines,IA,50391-0203 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Dan Henderson, Donna Sleeth, Kevin Baysinger, Tariq Hussain, Ryan Hansen, Leong Chew, Lian Ching Lim, Ted Christakos, Mario Cortes, Wei-Chyin Tan, Ryan Stowe Drake Interns: Natasha Dimitrienko, Tariq Hussain, Anissa Jama, Lian Ching Lim, Yukki Yeung Corporate Headquarters: Columbus, OH Total Employees: 50,000 Total Actuaries: FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 preferred Study Time Given: 120 hours Actuarial Departments: Commercial Pricing, Personal Pricing, Corporate Reserving Rotation Program: Yes, opportunity exists Travel Expectations: student level-none Social Programs: Recreational leagues, Sporting events, company picnic, team-building events December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 preferred Year in School Required: junior or senior Subsidized Housing: depends on location Subsidized Transportation depends on location Additional Programming: Lunch-n-learns, Company picnic,sporting events 40
  • www.nationwide.com Products and Services Nationwide Insurance provides quality insurance to individuals, families, and businesses. Building on our tradition of quality and value, Nationwide surpasses industry standards with our home and auto protection. Nationwide also offers superior commercial protection for business and farm owners. Advantages of working for Nationwide Insurance: -Working for an industry leader that continues to grow and be profitable. -Being part of a Fortune 500 Company. Nationwide, is an international insurance and financial services organization. -Reaping the benefits of Nationwide's success! In addition to a complete benefits package, Nationwide employees have the potential to share in our Goal Sharing Program. Responsibilities of New Hire: As a pricing actuary for Nationwide, you will be responsible for researching and developing competitive, yet adequate rates. A reserving role for you would entail analyzing corporate reserves for all of Nationwide's personal and commercial insurance products. In either position, you will review Nationwide's experience for a particular insurance product, draw conclusions based on the analysis, and make recommendations for rate adjustments ror reserve changes. back to top 41
  • Northwestern Mutual Representatives’ Names: Carl Brummond, Assistant Actuary Dave VanCaster, Actuarial Associate Lines of Business: life, disability, long-term care, annuity & accumulation products Hiring Location(s): Milwaukee WI Contact Name: Carl Brummond Mailing Address: 720 East Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee,WI,53202 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Bob Meilander, Gary Peterson, Steve Stribling, Bill Carter, Jason Klawonn, Art Mees, Julie (Flaa) Bohning, Mike Holloway, Carl Brummond, Dale Chudnow Drake Interns: Laurie Bell, Jeff Markowski, Pooja Dang, Jodi Olsen, Mike Holloway, Ryan Miller, Becky Risley, Dale Chudnow, Dave VanCaster Corporate Headquarters: Milwaukee WI Total Employees: 4500 Total Actuaries: 67 FSAs: 49 ASAs: 7 FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 course Study Time Given: 140 hours Actuarial Departments: actuarial, life marketing, agency services, information systems, corporate services, tax & financial planning, annuity & accumulation products, disability insurance, long term care insurance, corporate planning & development, underwriting, public markets, etc. Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: occasional seminars Social Programs: skiing, running, band, choir, volleyball, basketball, golf, etc. December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none Year in School Required: sophomore Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation yes Additional Programming: 3 hours of paid study time per week 42
  • www.nmfn.com Products and Services Among the ten largest life insurers, Northwestern Mutual is the only one specializing in individual coverage. Northwestern offers both fixed-rate and variable products including: permanent and term life insurance, disability income insurance, and annuity plans for the personal, business, estate planning, and pension markets. Mutual funds, equities, and long term care insurance are offered through subsidiaries. Advantages of working for Northwestern Mutual: - Northwestern Mutual has always earned the highest rating from the four major rating services. - Northwestern Mutual is rated by its peers as the "Most Admired Life Insurance Company" in Fortune Magazine. - Northwestern Mutual provides numerous benefits, including a wide range of health insurance options, a generous retirement package, 8 paid holidays, free lunches, study time, and salary increases for passing exams, merit, and attainment of ASA and FSA designations. - Northwestern Mutual's Actuarial Leadership and Development Program (ALDP) is specifically designed to lay the career foundation for future company and industry leaders. The program's focus is on providing its Associates with solid opportunities for professional growth and advancement. - Northwestern Mutual offers over 20 social clubs. - Milwaukee offers Major League Baseball, NBA basketball, NCAA Division 1 basketball, professional hockey and soccer, symphony, ballet, theatre, and many musical and ethnic festivals which are held on Milwaukee's lakefront. Responsibilities of New Hire: As an entry level Actuarial Associate, the new actuary will be assigned to one of the Actuarial Department's FSAs and will work with him or her on various projects which may include product development and pricing, surplus and risk analysis, mortality and morbidity studies, and valuation of liabilities. Job rotation usually takes place annually. Through the rotation process, the actuary gains a wide range of actuarial experience and is exposed to Northwestern Mutual's life insurance, disability insurance, long-term care insurance and annuity product lines. The actuary may also rotate to one or more other departments in the company, such as Marketing, Investments, or Policyowner Services. Strong support is given to help the actuary succeed in completing the actuarial exams. back to top 43
  • Principal Financial Group Representatives’ Names: Mike Delaney, Actuary-pensions Lines of Business: Life, Pension consulting and other Hiring Location(s): Des Moines IA Contact Name: Mike Delaney Mailing Address: 711 High Street, H-011-W10 Des Moines,IA,50392 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Mark Rodts, Gary McWeeny, Lisa Keller, Chris Johnson, Margie Augustine, Jeff Barloga, Jerry Bogart, Paul Bowen, Melissa Crew, Kevin Croft, Mike Gersie, Kevin Farley, Karla Gierstorf, Tim Hinchliff, Larry Johnson, Sasha Kamper, Mark Movic, Mary Beth Ramsay, Mark Rodts, Mark Rowley, Kelly Timmerman, Larry Zimpleman, Ned Burmeister, Tim Lewis Drake Interns: Matt Meier, David Joyce, Kelly Baluta, Carl Brummond, Dale Uthoff, David Carlson, Jessica Tomassi, Lisa Keller, Mark Rodts, Sunny Harrington, Jennifer Lewis, Sarah Mayer, Jason Peters, Maria Radonova, Becky Risley, Rebecca Seago,Jennifer Curtis, Alex Carges, Leslie Jarvi Corporate Headquarters: Des Moines IA Total Employees: 14,000 worldwide Total Actuaries: 127 FSAs: 85 ASAs: 22 FCASs: 2 ACASs: 1 Full time Exams/Credits Required: 2 preferred Study Time Given: 150 Actuarial Departments: individual, group, pension, international, marketing, product development, investments Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: limited Social Programs: sports leagues, corporate wellness center, post exam outings, department outings December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none Year in School Required: juniors, sophomores Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation yes, free bus pass during summer; travel allowance Additional Programming: senior management discussions, actuarial student discussions, various social events (I-Cubs skybox, picnic, sports leagues, etc.) 44
  • www.principal.com Products and Services Established in 1879 and a member of the Fortune 500, the Principal Financial Group is a leading provider of a wide range of financial products and services for businesses and individuals globally. The Principal is well known for outstanding customer service and financial stability. Its flagship and largest member, Principal Life Insurance Company, is the ninth largest U.S. life insurance company in assets under management. Principal is one of four companies that has three major lines of business: Pension, which offers both defined benefit and defined contribution plans, Group Insurance (medical, life and disability income), and Individual Insurance (life, disability income, and annuities). There are also subsidiaries which offer mutual funds, residential mortgages, and investment banking. Advantages of working for Principal Financial Group: 1. Rotation program allows students to acquire experience with a variety of product lines and job functions. 2. Actuaries are well-respected in company - 8 actuaries have become CEO's; current Chairman is an actuary. 3. Decentralized actuarial staff allows you to work closer to the operating area enabling you to see the big picture. 4. Working as a diversified, multi-line company allows broad diversity. Expansion in financial services market means a greater need for technical professionals. 5. A market-driven, global company which allows many opportunities at home and abroad. Responsibilities of New Hire: New hires participate in a rotation program which allows them to acquire experience with a variety of product lines and job functions. Duties may include pricing, product development, and/or financial reporting. The rotation program allows opportunities within the actuarial departments as well as in the operating areas. We are looking for outstanding candidates with above average communication skills. Actuarial students generally work directly with an FSA. back to top 45
  • Securian Financial Group Representatives’ Names: Ann Wolbert, Sr. Employment Specialist Steve Froeschl, Manager Employment Services Lines of Business: life, disability, annuity, pension, 401k Hiring Location(s): St. Paul MN Contact Name: Ann Wolbert Mailing Address: 400 Robert Street N St. Paul,MN,55101-2098 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Drake Interns: Corporate Headquarters: St. Paul MN Total Employees: 2000+ Total Actuaries: 60 FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam preferred Study Time Given: 30 hours per hour of exam Actuarial Departments: individual, group, financial services, pension, corporate Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: none Social Programs: various (corporate sponsored basketball, volleyball, etc.) December Graduates: Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none Year in School Required: junior Subsidized Housing: no Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: formal company intern program 46
  • www.securian.com Products and Services - Individual life (adjustable and variable) - Individual disability - Individual annuity - Group life (adjustable and variable) - Pension (401k, retirement plans) - Credit life and disability Advantages of working for Securian Financial Group: - Stability - in business since 1880 - Promote from within philosophy - Supportive testing environment Responsibilities of New Hire: - Developing and pricing products - Conducting experience studies comparing Minnesota Life's mortality, morbidity, expense and investment experience with industry standards - Preparing financial reports and projections - Contributing to corporate planning and providing tax planning information - Preparing annual statements and assisting with long term business planning back to top 47
  • St. Paul Travelers Representatives’ Names: Julie Joyce, Associate Actuary Laura Graen, Actuarial Assistant Lines of Business: P&C Hiring Location(s): St. Paul MN, Hartford CT Contact Name: Jackie McGrath Mailing Address: One Tower SQ IMIV Hartford,CT,06441 Dress Policy: business casual Past Graduates Hired: Julie Joyce Drake Interns: Corporate Headquarters: St. Paul MN, Hartfort CT Total Employees: 29200 Total Actuaries: 240 FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: 120 ACASs: 50 Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 or more preferred Study Time Given: 120 hours per exam Actuarial Departments: Pricing and reserving for commercial, specialty and personal Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: minimal Social Programs: softball, soccer, bowling, golf, broomball, choir, Toastmasters, Habitat for Humanity December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: none Year in School Required: varies Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation varies by location Additional Programming: professional development, social events, networking opportunities (ice cream social, baseball game with tailgating, city tours), educational training through team work on actuarial training modules and seminars 48
  • www.stpaultravelers.com Products and Services St. Paul Travelers is a worldwide insurance organization providing property-liability insurance. Products include: - Personal lines products including auto and homeowners -Commercial lines including general liability, auto, workers compensation and property - Specialty lines for unique marine, construction, oil and gas, technology and financial risks Advantages of working for St. Paul Travelers: Opportunity to work in the property/casualty arena Progressive and professional work environment Actuarial and leadership development program which features technical training, rotations, exam support, non-technical training, social events and networking opportunities Responsibilities of New Hire: Analyzing loss experience and trends Financial Planning and forecasting New Product development and pricing Designing and monitoring reinsurance, pricing and reporting Monitoring the company's overall financial performance back to top 49
  • Swiss Re Representatives’ Names: Monica Bowers, Human Resource Generalist Erik Summers, Actuarial Analyst Alex Makarov, Actuarial Analyst Lines of Business: Life and Health Hiring Location(s): Armonk, NY Contact Name: Lauren Falecetta Mailing Address: 175 King Street Armonk,NY,10504 Dress Policy: Business Past Graduates Hired: Alex Makarov Drake Interns: Alex Makarov, Janine Seifert, Damon Keeble Corporate Headquarters: Armonk, NY Total Employees: Total Actuaries: FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1-3 Study Time Given: Actuarial Departments: Finance and Risk Management Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: minimal Social Programs: December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1-3 Year in School Required: sophomore, junior Subsidized Housing: yes Subsidized Transportation no Additional Programming: social activities, intern presentations 50
  • www.swissre.com Products and Services Swiss Re is the leading Life and Health Reinsurer in the world and second largest property and casualty reinsurer. Advantages of working for Swiss Re: Swiss Re has excellent benefits and a very competitive Actuarial Development Program in addition Swiss Re offers great advancement opportunities. Responsibilities of New Hire: back to top 51
  • The Hartford Representatives’ Names: Kendra Ashmore, HR Consultant Mathew Wininger, FSA Lines of Business: P & C and Life Hiring Location(s): Hartford and Simsbury, CT Contact Name: Kendra Ashmore Mailing Address: 690 Asylum Ave. CALD-1-81 Hartford,CT,06115 Dress Policy: Business Casual Past Graduates Hired: Nan Liu Drake Interns: Ryan Morgan Corporate Headquarters: Hartford, CT & Simsbury, CT Total Employees: 30000 Total Actuaries: 245 FSAs: 60 ASAs: 20 FCASs: 66 ACASs: 20 Full time Exams/Credits Required: 1 exam required, 1 internship Study Time Given: 130 Actuarial Departments: Personal Lines, Commercial Lines, Reserving, Reserving Claims, Reinsurance, Investment Products, Individual Live, Group Benefits International Rotation Program: yes Travel Expectations: limited Social Programs: Yes, golf tournaments, ski trips, etc December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 required Year in School Required: All levels Subsidized Housing: Housing Fully Provided Subsidized Transportation Transportation to/from provided Additional Programming: mentor program, ball games, golf, speaker series, technical training, field office tours, business etiquette 52
  • www.thehartford.com Products and Services Please see www.thehartford.com/actuarial Advantages of working for The Hartford: Please see www.thehartford.com/actuarial Responsibilities of New Hire: Please see www.thehartford.com/actuarial back to top 53
  • The Phoenix Life Ins Representatives’ Names: John Sessions, Talent Acquisition Director Lines of Business: Hiring Location(s): Contact Name: John Sessions Mailing Address: One American Row Hartford CT, 06120 Dress Policy: Past Graduates Hired: Drake Interns: Corporate Headquarters: Total Employees: Total Actuaries: FSAs: ASAs: FCASs: ACASs: Full time Exams/Credits Required: Study Time Given: Actuarial Departments: Rotation Program: Travel Expectations: Social Programs: December Graduates: Interns: Exams/Credits Required: Year in School Required: Subsidized Housing: Subsidized Transportation Additional Programming: 54
  • www.phoenixum.com Products and Services Advantages of working for The Phoenix Life Ins: Responsibilities of New Hire: back to top 55
  • Towers Perrin Representatives’ Names: Barb Coletta, consultant Jennifer Lewis, consultant Rob Nation, associate Lines of Business: Retirement, Health & Welfare, Tillinghast Financial Services and P&C Various major U.S. cities Hiring Location(s): Mary Lou Barrios Contact Name: 200 West Madison Street, Suite 3100 Mailing Address: Chicago,IL,60606 business casual Dress Policy: Jeffrey Simon, Charlie Steingas, Brian Were, Amy Harris, Kristin McKee, Past Graduates Hired: Brent Greenwood, Judy Kruse, Barb Coletta, Jean Moore, Justin Friberg, James Glick, John Naylor, Laura Nystedt, Craig Shigeno, Adrienne Stark, Jim Hughes, Kristine Lapehn, Randall Lynn, Marcia Dush, Jason Peters, Meghan Leahy, Salman Hamidani, Sergey Sidorov, David Joyce, Matthew Meier, Dale Uthoff, Bryan Hoge, Rob Nation, Dan White Jason Peters, Nicholas Kucera, Charlie Steingas, Jessica Tomassi, Drake Interns: Meghan Leahy, Tze Ping Chng, Jennifer Lewis, Barb Coletta, Rebecca Seago, Morgan Lyons, Andrea Wernecke, Kaushik Mehta, Carl Brummond, Sara Dent, Hussain Ahmad, Ernest Ofori, Dale Uthoff, Dan White, Paul Weber, Chia Yin Chew Corporate Headquarters: New York NY Total Employees: More than 5000 Total Actuaries: FSAs: 370 ASAs: 352 FCASs: 43 ACASs: 79 Full time Exams/Credits Required: At least 1 exam required; 2 or more a plus (VEE preferred) Study Time Given: Varies by exams (15 days for 1st sitting of course M) Actuarial Departments: Retirement, Health & Welfare, Financial Services, Property/Casualty Rotation Program: no Travel Expectations: some, depends on line of business and personal desires Social Programs: varies by location December Graduates: yes Interns: Exams/Credits Required: 1 or more preferred Year in School Required: Junior is preferred Subsidized Housing: available in some areas Subsidized Transportation varies by location Additional Programming: social and professional programs 56
  • www.towersperrin.com Products and Services Advantages of working for Towers Perrin: We offer a work environment which is entrepreneurial and intellectually stimulating. Towers Perrin offers a challenging learning environment and offers continuous support for both exams and professional development. Responsibilities of New Hire: back to top 57