On April 8, 2019, Ed Pudlowski provided the opening address to the nearly 800 attendees of the annual Enrolled Actuaries meeting in Washington, DC. Ed’s comments focused on the reality that actuarial science is not an exact science and, “that fact places a greater burden on our profession and on us as actuaries to make sure we are appropriately trained for what we do. We are obligated to the people that rely on our work product, including our clients, the government, and the general public to conduct ourselves in a manner that maintains their trust in all we do.” The Enrolled Actuaries meeting offered attendees the opportunity to experience presentations on a wide variety of retirement and pension issues from industry experts.
The Conference of Consulting Actuaries held their annual Healthcare Conference at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC April 10th and 11th, 2019. Mac McCarthy (pictured above) conducted a session on how healthcare providers can best leverage actuaries. Mac also presented in a session on actuarial professionalism and ethics on healthcare actuaries as expert witnesses.
Ed Pudlowski moderated the key note session on how purchasers can advance value in the marketplace. The key note speaker for the session was Michael Thompson, CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. Ed also conducted a session on healthcare actuarial modeling with Gary Miller, Vice President and Senior Actuary with Claros Analytics.
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.
(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.
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