SAS Programmer Analyst in Washington, DC at Willis Towers Watson

Date Posted: 10/4/2017

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Job Description

The Company

Willis Towers Watson is a leading global advisory, broking and solutions company that helps clients around the world turn risk into a path for growth. With roots dating to 1828, Willis Towers Watson has 40,000 employees serving more than 140 countries. We design and deliver solutions that manage risk, optimize benefits, cultivate talent, and expand the power of capital to protect and strengthen institutions and individuals. Our unique perspective allows us to see the critical intersections between talent, assets and ideas – the dynamic formula that drives business performance. Together, we unlock potential. Learn more at

The Business

Our Health and Benefits business helps large and mid-size clients control health and welfare plan costs, improve health outcomes and promote employee engagement through broad-based, state-of-the-art interventions.  We provide solutions encompassing creative plan design, vendor evaluation and management, pricing and funding strategies, data analytics, valuation support, compliance and governance strategies.  We also provide Specialty consulting services including clinical/health management program design, pharmacy solutions, disability/absence management strategies and claims audit services.  Product based solutions such as our pharmacy purchasing coalition round out our broad-based suite of offerings

The Role

  • SAS programming with large and complex health care databases.
  • ETL, data standardization, database production, application development, ad hoc analysis and process engineering.

  • Develop and implement data management/data quality techniques to assure and measure data for completeness, reasonableness, accuracy and consistency.

  • Provide custom analysis and prepare outcomes using health care claims data.

  • Collaborating with health care consultants across the country to integrate and analyze data from various sources.

  • Working effectively with external vendors for task like secure data transmission, data validation etc.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.

  • Proven ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.

  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Demonstrated abilities to handle multiple concurrent projects effectively with varying tasks and priorities and minimal supervision.

  • The candidate must be motivated, inquisitive and able to readily take ownership of responsibilities.

Job Requirements

The Requirements

  • 3-5+ years of solid SAS Programming experience.

  • Minimum 3 years of healthcare claims processing and analysis experience.  

  • Strong command of health care claims and financial analysis.

  • Experiencing working with benefits data, medical claims, pharmacy claims and other healthcare data.

  • Excellent problem solving, data and analytical skills.

  • Good MS Excel skills.

  • Good understanding of relational database design concepts.

  • Experience with health care codes like ICD9, ICD10, CPT, HCPCS, DRG etc.

  • Experience with HIPPA, PHI and data security standards.

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Willis Towers Watson is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a protected veteran, or disability.

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