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Actuarial Strategies & Tactics

Actuarial Strategies & Tactics is an actuarial and insurance consulting firm that focuses on small group and specialty medical products, acknowledged by the industry to be the toughest medical insurance markets. The company partners with clients and creates long-lasting relationships through its commitment to sharing risk, aligning incentives and face-to-face interaction. Actuarial Strategies and Tactics is located in the San Francisco Bay area and Phoenix.


The Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (written as AHCCCS and pronounced 'access') is Arizona's Medicaid program. AHCCCS oversees contracted health plans in the delivery of health care to individuals and families who qualify for Medicaid and other medical assistance programs. AHCCCS offers a co-op internship during both the spring and fall semester for ASU credit.

Bessen Actuarial Services

Bessen Actuarial Services specializes in the design and administration of defined benefit pension plans for small-businesses with few or no employees. The sole owner and founder, Bob Bessen, has helped over 400 small-business owners, in over half of the states, establish and grow nest eggs on a tax-preferred basis.

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ) is a local, independent and not-for-profit health insurance company headquartered in Phoenix. The actuaries at BCBSAZ are responsible for pricing and reserving for a variety of plans from small and large group insurances, to Medicare advantage plans. The BCBSAZ actuarial scholarship and mentorship is offered each year to an outstanding student pursuing an actuarial science degree from ASU.

CVS Health

CVS Caremark is the only fully integrated pharmacy health care company in the United States. Their offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care allow them to provide greater convenience and choice for patients, improve health outcomes, and lower overall health care costs for plan sponsors and participants. As one of the country's largest pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), They provide plan sponsors and participants access to a network of approximately 60,000 pharmacies including 7,000 CVS pharmacy stores.

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO)

Fair Isaac Corporation (FICO) is a leading analytics software company, helping businesses in 80+ countries make better decisions that drive higher levels of growth, profitability and customer satisfaction. The company’s groundbreaking use of big data and mathematical algorithms to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries. FICO does not employ actuaries, but they are closely linked to the risk management field, so many of the skills which an actuarial student will develop would transfer well to a career at FICO.

GPW & Associates

Founded in 1998, GPW specializes in serving the risk management needs of over 1,300 clients. GPW offers a unique combination of captive and reinsurance management, accounting, tax compliance, and actuarial services all under one roof, providing their clients with efficient and comprehensive service. GPW's team of experts includes credentialed casualty and life actuaries, certified public accountants, and associates of captive insurance.


Humana's diverse lines of business work to serve all types of consumers. From families to seniors to military members to self-employed individuals, there is a plan to meet many unique needs. Humana provides a variety of health insurance options, including vision, dental, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as general medical coverage.

IHC Carrier Solutions

The IHC Group is an organization of insurance carriers, and marketing and administrative affiliates that has been providing life, health, disability, dental, vision and medical stop-loss insurance solutions to groups and individuals for over 30 years. IHC Carrier Solutions is a program management, actuarial and regulatory compliance firm providing product and business development, valuation services and business block evaluation for IHC’s fully insured health segment.


Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Here in Arizona, their actuaries specialize in assisting government-sponsored programs in becoming more efficient purchasers of health and welfare services. Mercer offers paid summer internships which give students an opportunity to work side by side with real actuaries on one of their state Medicaid teams.


MGKS provides service based solutions that meet the unique retirement plan needs of businesses in the southwest and all across the United States. As third party administrators, they assist employers and their advisors in the design, implementation, and administration of a wide range of retirement plans.


Milliman is among the world's largest providers of actuarial and related products and services. Founded in 1947, Milliman is an independent firm with offices in major cities around the globe. Milliman serves the full spectrum of business, financial, government, union, education, and nonprofit organizations. In addition to consulting actuaries, Milliman's body of professionals includes numerous other specialists, ranging from clinicians to economists.

Nautilus Insurance Group

Nautilus specializes in providing excess and surplus lines commercial property and casualty insurance coverage. Nautilus Insurance Group (Nautilus Insurance), a W. R. Berkley Company, writes on behalf of Nautilus Insurance Company and Great Divide Insurance Company, two companies that provide protection to our policyholders.


The Optumas Healthcare consulting team works with clients to design the most appropriate, efficient, and effective health care reform initiative(s) to achieve our clients’ policy goals of improving health care access, health care quality, and health care coverage. Working primarily with state governments to create and update their Medicaid plans, Optumas has provided ASU students with internship and full-time opportunities, and continues to do so.

Sagicor Life Insurance Company

Sagicor Life Insurance Company is a full-service life insurance company, offering a wide range of life and annuity products to address the needs of various communities at every stage of life. Life products include term and universal life options, and annuities range from immediate options to those that address long term needs. Sagicor offers two 6-month internship opportunities a year to ASU students. One commences in March and the other in September.

Scottsdale Insurance

Scottsdale Insurance Company's vision is simple: Successful Associates, Successful Customers, The Next Billion. A wholly owned subsidiary of Nationwide®, Scottsdale Insurance Company benefits from the backing of one of the largest insurance and financial service providers in the United States, an A.M. Best Rating of A+XV (superior) and a Standard & Poor's "A" rating. Scottsdale Insurance offers internship and full-time opportunities to ASU students.

Towers Watson

Towers Watson is a leading global professional services company that helps organizations improve performance through effective people, risk and financial management. With 15,000 associates around the world, they offer consulting, technology and solutions in the areas of benefits, talent management, rewards, and risk and capital management. Towers Watson has available internship and full-time opportunities for ASU students at their Phoenix office, as well as in offices throughout the world.


With offices in all 50 states and 33 countries, UnitedHealth is one of the largest providers of health coverage in the world. The Phoenix office specializes in designing, pricing, and adapting insurance products for state Medicaid programs, but opportunities with UnitedHealth cover a broad spectrum of individual, group, commercial, and consulting specialties. UnitedHealth has available internship and full-time opportunities for ASU students at their Phoenix office.


USAA provides a full range of highly competitive financial products and services to the military community and their families. Their world-class employees are personally committed to delivering excellent service and great guidance.