Cheiron: Collaboration and Unique Solutions

By Michael Schionning

I joined Cheiron in 2012 after more than 30 years as a health actuary. At the time, I was not looking for a job but was intrigued after learning that Cheiron was looking for a senior health actuary on the West Coast.

I’d worked for a small, private consulting firm early in my career and the idea of working for an employee-owned firm that focuses both on servicing its clients and developing its employees was key in my decision to join Cheiron.

I’ve found that Because Cheiron is a flat organization and consultants from several offices may be part of a team this offers flexibility in servicing clients based on relationships rather than geography. This organizational structure also ensures the client benefits from efficiencies and the most experienced consultants while providing growth opportunities for the junior staff.

At Cheiron, consultants constantly share ideas so that we can create unique solutions for our clients and actually see the positive impact of our consulting advice on our clients and their members. We are always looking for ways to improve our interactive mathematical models and processes and encourage even our entry-level associates to speak up if they see a better way to do things. This level of collaboration makes it fun to come to work each day—something that can be hard to find these days.

About Michael Schionning

Principal Consulting Actuary, FSA, MAAA

Michael is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from the University of Notre Dame.