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Employers of Actuarial Science majors in SD

Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk that an event will occur and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry. Most actuaries work full time in an office setting. Actuaries who work as consultants may frequently travel to meet with clients. Actuaries need a bachelor’s degree and must pass a series of exams to become certified professionals. They must have a strong background in mathematics, statistics, and business. The median annual wage for actuaries was $93,680 in May 2012. Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 26 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Actuaries will be needed to develop, price, and evaluate a variety of insurance products and calculate the costs of new risks.

Actuaries

Actuaries analyze the financial costs of risk and uncertainty. They use mathematics, statistics, and financial theory to assess the risk of potential events, and they help businesses and clients develop policies that minimize the cost of that risk. They analyze statistical data, such as mortality, accident, sickness, disability, and retirement rates and construct probability tables to forecast risk and liability for payment of future benefits. May ascertain insurance rates required and cash reserves necessary to ensure payment of future benefits. Actuaries’ work is essential to the insurance industry. Most actuaries work full time in an office setting. Actuaries who work as consultants may frequently travel to meet with clients. Actuaries need a bachelor’s degree and must pass a series of exams to become certified professionals. They must have a strong background in mathematics, statistics, and business. The median annual wage for actuaries was $101,560 in May 2017. Employment of actuaries is projected to grow 22 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. However, because it is a small occupation, the fast growth will result in only about 5,300 new jobs over the 10-year period. Actuaries will be needed to develop, price, and evaluate a variety of insurance products and calculate the costs of new, emerging risks.

Claims Adjusters, Examiners, and Investigators

Claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators evaluate insurance claims. They decide whether an insurance company must pay a claim, and if so, how much. Most claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators work full time. They often work outside the office, inspecting properties on which insurance claims have been made, such as damaged buildings and automobiles. A high school diploma or equivalent is typically required for a person to work as an entry-level claims adjuster, examiner, or investigator, although some positions may require a bachelor’s degree or insurance-related work experience. Auto damage appraisers typically have either a postsecondary nondegree award or previous work experience in identifying and estimating the cost of automotive repair. The median annual wage for claims adjusters, examiners, and investigators was $64,900 in May 2017. The median annual wage for insurance appraisers, auto damage was $62,100 in May 2017. Employment of claims adjusters, appraisers, examiners, and investigators is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Technology is expected to automate some of the tasks currently performed by these workers.

Insurance Appraisers, Auto Damage

Appraise automobile or other vehicle damage to determine repair costs for insurance claim settlement. Prepare insurance forms to indicate repair cost or cost estimates and recommendations. May seek agreement with automotive repair shop on repair costs. The median annual wage for insurance appraisers was $62,100 in 2017.

Insurance Sales Agents

Insurance sales agents contact potential customers and sell one or more types of insurance. Insurance sales agents explain various insurance policies and help clients choose plans that suit them. Most insurance sales agents work in offices, although some may spend time traveling to meet with clients. Some sales agents meet with clients during business hours and then spend evenings doing paperwork and preparing presentations to prospective clients. Although most employers only require agents to have a high school diploma, many agents have a bachelor’s degree. Agents must be licensed in the states where they work. The median annual wage for insurance sales agents was $49,710 in May 2017. Employment of insurance sales agents is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Faster employment growth is projected for agents selling health insurance.

Insurance Underwriters

Insurance underwriters decide whether to provide insurance, and under what terms. They evaluate insurance applications and determine coverage amounts and premiums. Insurance underwriters work indoors in offices. Most work full time. Employers prefer to hire candidates who have a bachelor’s degree. However, insurance-related work experience and strong computer skills may be enough for some positions. Certification is generally necessary for advancement to senior underwriter and underwriter manager positions. The median annual wage for insurance underwriters was $69,760 in May 2017. Employment of insurance underwriters is projected to decline 5 percent from 2016 to 2026. Automated underwriting software allows workers to process applications more quickly than before, reducing the need for as many underwriters.

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SureWest Financial Corp
Midland National Life Insurance Company
Western Surety Company
CCC Information Services Inc.
State Auto Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Milbank Insurance Co
Leavitt Group Enterprises, Inc.
Wellmark of South Dakota, Inc
South Dakota State Medical Holding Company, Inc.
Dakota Care
Dakotacare Administrative Services, Inc
New York Life Insurance Company
New York Life
The Prudential Insurance Company of America
Prudential
Principal Financial Group, Inc.
United Bankers Bank
New York Life Insurance Company
New York Life
Galen Niederwerder
Hagan Benefits Inc
Dakota Truck Underwriters
De Smet Farm Mutual Insurance Co of South Dakota
Avera Health Plans
Western Dakota Insurors Inc
Kemper Insurance
O'Hara Managed Care
South Dakota State Medical Holding Company, Inc.
Dakota Care
K G O, Inc
Holmes Murphy & Associates
South Dakota Retirement System
Sdrs
Quality Claims Solutions, Inc.
Boen & Associates Inc
Delta Dental Plan of South Dakota
First Dakota Title Limited Partnership
First Dakota Title
Rural Community Insurance Agency, Inc.
N. W. G. F. Mutual Insurance Company
Cummings & Roll Limited
Cummings & Roll Insurance
Crawfords
Principal Life Insurance Company
North Central Insurance Center, Inc.
Sanford Health Foundation
Dacotah Banks, Inc.
Dacotah Insurance Company
Corinsurance
Kemper Insurance
Reliamax Insurance Company
Fischer Rounds & Associates Inc
Allstate
Axa Advisors, LLC
Axa Advisors
Rounds Fischer & Associates
Dacotah Bank
Kemper Insurance
The Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company
Northwestern Mutual Insurance
Dakota Financial Services Inc
Kemper Insurance
First Western, Inc
Kemper Insurance
Dacotah Banks, Inc.
Dacotah Insurance Agency
Black Hills Agency Inc
Claims Assoc
Rehab Associates
Dacotah Bank
Dacotah Insurance
Farm Bureau Property & Casualty Insurance Company
Farm Bureau Financial Services
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