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2012-03-06 09:25:00

SEATTLE, March 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of its latest Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In February, these pensions experienced a $20 billion improvement in pension funding thanks to a $24 billion improvement in asset value that offset a $4 billion increase in the pension benefit obligation (PBO). The asset-driven improvement continues the...

2011-12-07 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of its latest Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In November, these plans experienced a $7 billion decline in market value and a $1 billion increase in pension liabilities. While declining assets drove the deficit growth, the 4.53% discount rate--the lowest in the 11-year history of this...

2011-11-09 08:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today announced that its MedInsight solution has been adopted by more than 30 new clients in 2011. MedInsight is now used by more than 75 healthcare payers, employers, government entities, third-party administrators and community health coalitions. The MedInsight team from Milliman launched Version 7 of its popular analytic platform solution earlier in the year. With an eye...

2011-09-19 09:51:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today announced the next phase in its strategic alliance with EagleEye Analytics, an insurance solutions company that provides predictive analytics to the insurance industry. The firms' new solution focuses on providing property & casualty and life insurers with information that can fuel increased profitability. "In three years of working together with EagleEye, we have helped...

2011-07-14 13:00:00

SEATTLE, July 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today identified a series of considerations for states, health plans, and employers as they look toward the 2014 state exchange implementation deadline set forward in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) and reiterated in regulations issued by Health & Human Services on July 11. "The exchange regulations provide clarification on some points while leaving many...

2011-07-13 07:00:00

SEATTLE, July 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman has completed one of the largest and most comprehensive life insurance mortality and lapse studies ever undertaken. The study is called MIMSA (Milliman Industry Mortality Study and Analysis) and covers the United States individual life insurance business of 29 companies. MIMSA contains $27.8 trillion of exposure for mortality and 1.6 million deaths over study years 2000-2009. It also contains $26.8 trillion of exposure for lapse and 8.1...

2011-07-12 07:54:00

SEATTLE, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, has been named recipient of the 2011 Microsoft Technical and High Performance Computing Innovation Partner of the Year Award. The company was honored among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions using Milliman's MG-ALFA® actuarial projection system and the Microsoft platform. "This...

2011-07-07 14:55:00

SEATTLE, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of its latest Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In June, these plans experienced a $10 billion investment loss but still saw an overall improvement in funded status due to a $35 billion liability reduction. This resulted in a $25 billion improvement in the funded status deficit, bringing it to $186...

2011-06-07 07:00:00

SEATTLE, June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of its latest Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In May, these plans experienced flat asset performance and a $26 billion liability increase due to a drop in interest rates. This resulted in a $26 billion increase to the funded status deficit, bringing it to $210 billion. "As was the case last...

2011-05-11 08:00:00

SEATTLE, May 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the results of the 2011 Milliman Medical Index, which measures the total cost of healthcare for a typical family of four covered by a preferred provider organization (PPO). The 2011 MMI cost is $19,393, an increase of 7.3% over 2010, which is the lowest annual rate of increase in more than a decade. Yet even though the rate of increase is the lowest in recent memory, the...