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2010-09-14 10:06:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In August, defined benefit pension plans experienced asset declines of $17 billion and liability increases of $91 billion, resulting in a $108 billion decline in pension funded status for the month. The decline brings the funded ratio down to...

2010-09-02 10:11:00

SEATTLE, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc. today announced that UK-based Phoenix Group has selected the company as provider for their Actuarial Systems Transformation project. "Having acquired many companies with a variety of actuarial projection systems and models, we sought a provider who can work closely with us to simplify, rationalise, and streamline our processes," said Andy Moss, Phoenix Life Finance Director. "We must be able to gain Solvency II internal model approval,...

2010-07-15 07:00:00

SEATTLE, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- DCS, a Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), has signed a five-year license agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines. DCS, A Performant Company, will use the Milliman Care Guidelines® content and software to review Medicare claims in 12 Northeastern and Mid-Atlantic states and districts -- Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania,...

2010-07-14 06:07:00

SEATTLE, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., the international firm of consultants and actuaries, today announced a major new release of its MG-ALFA financial projection software. Significant enhancements to MG-ALFA 7.0 include: A new user interface incorporating Microsoft's newest tools for providing a rich and efficient user experience Expanded data model that delivers unlimited model flexibility New security model integrated with Windows® Active Directory Direct...

2010-06-10 11:42:00

SEATTLE, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today released the latest update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index, which consists of 100 of the nation's largest defined benefit pension plans. In May, defined benefit pension plans experienced asset decreases of $41 billion and liability increases of $14 billion, resulting in a $55 billion deterioration in funding status. "We haven't seen a month like this in a while," said John...

2010-05-11 11:23:00

SEATTLE, May 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, announced today that average total medical spending for its "typical American family of four" reached $18,074, an increase of $1,303 over last year. The total-dollar increase is the highest in the history of this study. The Milliman Medical Index (MMI) tracks the changes in average yearly healthcare costs when the family of four is covered by an employer-sponsored preferred provider...

2010-04-22 07:00:00

SEATTLE, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Healthcare Quality Strategies, Inc. (HQSI), one of the nation's leading Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs), has signed a five-year licensing agreement with Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, A Milliman Company, to use the Care Guidelines for Medicare utilization and quality reviews in New Jersey. HQSI is using all Care Guidelines products -- Ambulatory Care, Inpatient and Surgical Care, General Recovery Guidelines, Recovery Facility Care, Home Care,...

2010-04-19 10:31:00

SEATTLE, April 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today announced that First Choice Health Network (First Choice) will adopt Milliman MedInsight® as its healthcare data warehousing platform. First Choice is a Seattle-based physician and hospital owned company that has served Washington and the Northwest since 1985. First Choice's preferred provider organization (PPO) is recognized as the leading independent PPO network in...

2010-04-15 07:00:00

SEATTLE, April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., a premier global consulting and actuarial firm, today announced it will host a free webinar on the latest aspects of the move toward mental health parity. On Thursday, April 29 at 2PM EDT, behavioral healthcare expert Steve Melek will host a 90-minute webinar to discuss compliance with the Wellstone-Domenici Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 (MHPAEA). Compliance with the Act is required for plan renewals on or after July...

2010-02-02 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today announced that its data-mining analytic platform, MedInsight®, is now available for use by a wider variety of healthcare organizations seeking improved efficiency. MedInsight has created a new sales and marketing team to engage these organizations, which include accountable care organizations, community data-pooling operations, and provider groups looking to...