CVP, Actuarial - Head of Pricing, NYL Direct #35025

Tampa, Florida
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Sep 21, 2016
Nov 20, 2016
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New York Life Insurance Company (“New York Life”) is the largest mutual life insurance company in the United States*. Founded in 1845, New York Life is headquartered in New York City, and is one of the most financially strong and highly capitalized insurers in the business. At year end 2013 New York Life had a total surplus of $21.141 billion and holds the highest possible financial strength ratings currently awarded to any life insurer from all four of the major ratings agencies: A.M. Best, A++; Fitch AAA; Moody's Aaa ; Standard & Poor's AA+. (Source: Individual Third Party Ratings Report as of 6/18/14)

Financial strength, integrity and humanity—the values upon which New York Life was founded—have guided the company's decisions and actions for nearly 170 years.

The Head of Pricing leads the Actuarial Pricing and Filing Team at NY Life Direct. The position will work closely with Marketing to design and build new products for sale on a direct basis. This role involves close coordination with the broader pricing and product community within NYL, as well as our business partners in Direct.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage Actuarial Pricing Team consisting of 8 members
  • Work closely with the Head of Product Development on the design of new products
  • Ensure accurate pricing of direct to market life insurance products
  • Understand profitability targets and ensure new products meet requirements
  • Present and defend pricing analysis to NYL Senior Management
  • Effectively move products through NYL product approval process
  • Work with head of Experience Studies & Analytics to develop appropriate pricing assumptions
  • Oversee rate and application form filings
  • Talent management and development of team


  • Life products pricing experience required
  • Experience with simplified underwriting and direct market life insurance a plus
  • Strong and effective communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to present to senior leaders, as well as peers, in a clear manner, fostering dialogue and helping to drive decisions; ability to communicate technical, actuarial concepts in an easy to understand manner
  • Ability to build relationships and reach across the organization, both internally to NYL Direct and within the broader NYL organization
  • Significant experience creating executive level presentations
  • Ability to influence areas outside direct line of reporting
  • Strong management skills
  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries


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