Jennifer

Elwood

Actuarial Director | FSA, MAAA, FCA

A healthcare actuary who helps clients understand and manage risk


Jennifer brings a wealth of expertise to her engagements, with twenty years of experience across a broad range of actuarial functions.  


In addition to managing BerryDunn’s Glastonbury, Connecticut office, Jen analyzes healthcare cost trends and supports her clients with health insurance benefit pricing. As a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, Jen’s experience includes actuarial pricing related to implementing the Affordable Care Act, analyzing the effect of health insurance benefit mandates on premiums, supporting state insurance regulators in rate reviews and carrier examinations, assisting large employer groups with carrier renewal negotiations, and assisting not-for-profit managed care organizations with claim liability analysis, rate development, and budget development and monitoring.

Prior to joining the firm, Jen held actuarial leadership positions at a large national insurance company with responsibility for individual and commercial pricing, valuation of claim liabilities, and financial forecasting. 

Experience Highlights:

Jen helps clients with a variety of issues including:

  • Financial forecasting and budgeting
  • Estimating incurred claims and analyzing healthcare cost trends
  • Valuation of unpaid claim liabilities
  • Pricing health insurance benefits
  • Developing rates in commercial health insurance and Medicaid behavioral health markets
  • Examining carrier market conduct and compliance with state insurance laws and regulations
  • Analyzing the effect of legislation on insurers and the health insurance market
  • Advising Accountable Care Organizations on risk parameters and target setting for risk contracts
  • Estimating and modeling health insurance risk exposure and proposing risk mitigation strategies

Memberships and Committees:

  • Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA)
  • Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (FCA)
  • Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA)

Community Service:

  • Goodwill Southern New England, Board Member
  • Society of Actuaries, Examination Grading and Question Writing

Certification

  • FSA

    MAAA

    FCA

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