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Ed Pudlowski named President of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries

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On October 24, 2018, Ed Pudlowski was named President of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (CCA). The CCA’s mission is to provide quality education and facilitate networking among established and aspiring leaders in the actuarial consulting community. The CCA is dedicated to supporting the professional needs and career success of consulting actuaries. 


The CCA was founded in 1950 and has 1,400 members in the United States and Canada providing services in the life, health, casualty and retirement fields. The CCA advances the practice of actuarial consulting by serving the professional needs of consulting actuaries and by promoting member's views within the profession.

 

Pictured with Ed is former CCA President John Lowell.

Mac McCarthy and Ed Pudlowski speak at Annual Healthcare conference

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The Conference of Consulting Actuaries held their annual Healthcare Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC April 11th and 12th, 2018. Mac McCarthy (pictured above) conducted a session on “big data” in healthcare with panelists from Quantum Health and Optum Enterprise Analytics. Mac also conducted a session on actuarial professionalism and ethics.


Ed Pudlowski moderated a session covering the healthcare landscape given the state of the Affordable Care Act and Tax Reform. The panelists included Jeff Lemieux, Chief Economist with the Council for Affordable Healthcare and Horizon Government Affairs, and Stephen T. Parente, PhD, MPH, MS, Professor of Finance and the Minnesota Insurance Industry Chair at the Carlson School of Management and Finance at the University of Minnesota. Steve has also been nominated by President Donald Trump to be Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation in the United States Department of Health and Human Services.


Mac McCarthy and Ed Pudlowski speak on Healthcare Intervention Programs

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(See "Articles" section below for a copy of the presentation)


Healthcare intervention (or demand management) strategies are widely used in the general service industry to enable effective and efficient use of capacity and improve quality of care.  Demand management programs are often key success factors for employers in their ability to manage health care cost and annual increases that continue to exceed general inflation rates.


Mac's and Ed's discussion explored how these programs have been used to control costs, discussed how “success” is defined, and how it may be measured to demonstrate value.

 

The presentation took place at the MAAC in Columbia, MD on November 8, 2017


We can help plan sponsors and intervention program providers determine the effectiveness of these programs and validate the value these programs offer.