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Humana Medical Cost Strategist in Overland Park, Kansas


The Medical Cost Strategist provides support to Employer Group in their #1 objective, Cost of Care. Come join this high performing team and work on solving complex and highly visible initiatives focusing on process improvement, finance/cost reduction.


The Medical Cost Strategy team is seeking a talented strategist to support Employer Group's #1 objective, Cost of Care. The ideal candidate has interest in expanding their knowledge or learning about medical cost trends and the business of insurance. You will join a high performing team and will support enterprise partners in solving complex, highly visible initiatives.

As a Medical Cost Strategist you may:

  • Develop and propose solutions to solve complex cost trend problems to enterprise Employer Group trend stakeholders.

  • Lead with curiosity and identify future opportunities through internal and external data analysis.

  • Create lasting partnerships with subject matter experts across the organization.

  • Guide partners through investigation and solution development.

  • Complete cost benefit analyses as needed to justify investments or recommendations of solutions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent

  • 5 or more years business experience with emphasis on process improvement, finance/cost reduction

  • 1 or more years of project leadership experience or equivalent

  • Strong business and financial acumen

  • Comprehensive knowledge of all Microsoft Office Applications

  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to quickly build rapport at all levels within the organization

  • Ability to perform with independence

  • Ability to interact and defend position with senior leaders

  • Willing to travel based on business need.

  • Must have the ability to provide a high-speed DSL or cable modem for a home office (Satellite and Wireless Internet service is NOT allowed for this role). A minimum standard speed of 10x1 (10mbs download x 1mbs upload) is required

  • We will require full COVID vaccination (https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/fully-vaccinated.html#vaccinated) for this job as we are a healthcare company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates and the communities we serve. If progressed to offer, you will be required to provide proof of full vaccination or documentation for a medical or religious exemption consideration where allowed by law.

Preferred Qualifications

  • MBA in business or equivalent experience

  • Experience in Employer Group Trend, Clinical Trend, Pharmacy Trend, Retail Trend or STARS

  • Project/Program management experience

Additional Information

For this job, associates are required to be fully COVID vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID testing and wear a face covering while at work. The weekly testing will need to be done through an approved Humana vendor, and unvaccinated associates should follow all social distancing and masking protocols if they are required to come into a Humana facility or work outside of their home. We are a healthcare company committed to putting health and safety first for our members, patients, associates, and the communities we serve.

If progressed to offer, you will be required to:

  • Provide proof of full vaccination or commit to testing protocols *OR  *

  • Provide proof of applicable exemption including any required supporting documentation

​​Medical, religious, state and remote-only work exemptions are available.

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