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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...

2011-04-12 13:42:00

SEATTLE, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today announced that it will provide its risk adjustment software, Milliman Advanced Risk Adjusters (MARA), to states implementing a health insurance exchange. MARA provides a library of risk adjustment tools. The software can work with varying data sources and has both concurrent and prospective models that will provide states with the kinds of insights necessary to effectively...

2011-04-05 07:00:00

PALM SPRINGS, Calif., April 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman Care Guidelines today presented its Doyle Award for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare to ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.(SM) and to Sound Physicians. The awards were presented in ceremonies here at the Milliman Care Guidelines Client Forum. ADVANTAGE Health Solutions, Inc.(SM) a regional health plan in Indiana, won the Doyle Award health plan category. The company used Milliman Care Guidelines products in an...

2011-03-28 10:33:00

CARMEL, Ind., March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- CNO Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: CNO) announced that John M. Bradley has joined the company as Vice President, Product Management, Medicare Markets. He will report to Dick Garner, Senior Vice President of Product Management, Health. Bradley joins CNO from Combined Insurance Company, where he served as Vice President, Actuary and Director. He was responsible for leading actuarial initiatives in the product, financial and risk management areas,...

2011-01-12 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., the international firm of consultants and actuaries, announced that it has released MG-ALFA® Version 7.2., the second major update since delivery of Version 7.0 in July of last year. Major enhancements since Version 7.0 include: New Flexible Index Tables for Efficient Data Entry New Projection Keys to Manage Multiple Assumption Sets Within a Single Model Enhancements to Manage Multiple Scenario Sets Within a...

2010-12-20 09:01:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., the international firm of consultants and actuaries, today announced that it has developed key support functionality for clients who participate in the NAIC impact study on proposed changes to VM-20 to support a principles-based approach to reserves. Numerous MG-ALFA clients are participating in the study and they will use the new functionality to determine and report the impact of the changes. At the core of the new functionality is...

2010-12-20 09:10:00

NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Evaluation Associates LLC (EAI), a Milliman Company, announced today that John Smith has joined the firm as Senior Consultant. In making the announcement, Evaluation Associates Managing Director Bryan Decker said, "We are delighted to welcome John Smith to EAI. He brings more than 20 years of experience to our team as a senior investment professional. John will have immediate consulting responsibilities for a diverse mix of clients and will...

2010-12-15 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 1,000 hospitals now use Milliman Care Guidelines® evidence-based clinical guidelines and software to drive quality patient care. The number of Care Guidelines hospital clients has grown ten-fold in eight years. This hospital-sector growth is consistent with an industry-wide shift to the Care Guidelines -- now used by more than 1,800 clients, including seven of the eight largest US health plans and 25 CMS audit...

2010-11-11 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman Care Guidelines will provide its evidence-based clinical guidelines to Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) healthcare review contractors through a license with Buccaneer Computer Systems and Services, Inc. Acting on behalf of CMS, Buccaneer will administer the agreement to provide Milliman Care Guidelines® to Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Fiscal...


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