Actuarial Executive Development Program (AEDP)
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With Cigna's Actuarial Executive Development Program (AEDP), you’ll take your existing math and technical skills and put them to work in a business setting, making a difference for millions across the globe. The knowledge, experience, and mentorship you’ll receive while in the program are designed to develop you into a future business leader.
After graduating from the program, many of our associates continue their career in various functions across the organization. The AEDP has a long history at Cigna, providing members access to a network of graduates including our Chief Financial Officer, Evernorth President and Chief Operating Officer, and Senior Vice President for Business Financial Officer & Investor Relations.
Bloomfield, CT Philadelphia, PA Austin, TX Denver, CO Nashville, TN St. Louis, MO
Who we hire:
We look for candidates with 0 - 4 years of professional experience, who have received their Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science, Data Analytics, Economics, Finance, Math, or Statistics.
Successful completion of at least one SOA examination and desire to attain FSA designation are required.
Recruiting for the AEDP begins in August and ends in November.
AEDP associates experience 3-4 rotations, each lasting 18-24 months, and typically spend 5-7 years in the program.
After graduation, associates often continue rotating throughout various areas of Cigna’s businesses.
The AEDP has a dedicated program team, including two credentialed FSAs, that work with associates to identify rotational opportunities that will help you grow into a business leader. As an associate, you'll have 3 to 4 rotations in a wide variety of areas.
Core Actuarial Areas:
Additional areas you can explore:
Data & Analytics
More reasons to love this program:
Access to a large community of actuaries
As a program associate, you'll join a large, welcoming community of actuaries who are readily available to teach and mentor you. Our community — from senior executives to current associates — are committed to providing one-on-one career advice and having discussions about their roles and experience in the health services industry.
We know working full-time and obtaining your Fellowship of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) designation can be tough. That's why we offer support by financially covering exam fees and study materials, as well as providing time off work for "study hours". Additionally, we'll financially reward you with raises as you pass your exams.
We develop leaders
Our program has an outstanding track record of producing ambitious and talented actuaries who go on to fill diverse leadership roles within the organization. And we can proudly say many of Cigna's business leaders and financial officers — including our current CFO — are graduates of the AEDP.
We like to have fun together
During your time with us we push you to work hard and learn fast, but we also know how to have fun together, too. We believe in celebrating passed exams and personal milestones. And we're focused on carving out time for career development, social, and community service activities.
Take it from them...
Ali L., Current AEDP Member
"The AEDP’s structured networking opportunities, business-unit spotlights, and abundant exam support make learning opportunities endless. Substantiating the outstanding professional infrastructure of the AEDP are the intangibles: a community of brilliant peers who double as friends, accessible and influential leadership, and ample opportunities to get involved in community service, recruiting, and our internship program.”
Justin W., Current AEDP Member
"My summer internship with the AEDP is what sold me on becoming an actuary as it gave me my first real experience in analyzing data to make business recommendations and influence our strategy. It was also a summer filled with making meaningful connections. Now as a full-time program member, I’m still benefiting from those opportunities and more as I’m rounding out my technical skillset, improving my business acumen, and learning how to be a thoughtful and impactful business leader."
Nikaya S., Current AEDP Member
“I was introduced to the International Association of Black Actuaries (IABA) through a Cigna Actuary that interviewed me for a summer internship in our Bloomfield office. Cigna has demonstrated its commitment to IABA by becoming a member of their Corporate Advisory Council. It has been rewarding to represent Cigna at the IABA Annual Conference and various events throughout the year."
Vicki A., AEDP Graduate
“The AEDP provides so many opportunities to learn and grow as an actuary and business professional. I’ve personally benefitted from roles and experiences that have helped me leverage past learnings while challenging me to build out new skillsets. The result – a win-win for me and the business. I’ve also been able to develop so many relationships and friendships that continue to help me in my career, and to make the job fun!”
Not quite ready for full-time? Check out our summer internship.
Cigna's actuarial summer internship is designed to identify future full-time associates for the AEDP. In fact, over 75% of our interns join us full-time after college.
As an intern, you're assigned a project to own all the way from data collection and analysis to recommendation communication. At the end of the summer, you’ll present your findings to the entire actuarial department.
And as an added bonus, we have a jam-packed social calendar for our interns made up of Executive and Actuarial speaker series, technical development workshops, baseball games, beach trips, volunteer events, and more!
Internships are available in Austin, TX, Bloomfield, CT, Denver, CO, Nashville, TN and Philadelphia, PA. Recruiting runs annually from August to November.