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2009-01-16 10:19:00

One-hundred largest corporate pensions suffered $130 billion in liability losses in December SEATTLE, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, 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 December, pensions saw a 141-basis-point drop in interest rates, resulting in $130 billion in liability losses to end the year. Accounting...

2008-10-10 15:00:25

SEATTLE, Oct. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman, Inc., one of the premier global consulting and actuarial firms, today released the first of what will be a monthly update to the Milliman 100 Pension Funding Index. During the financially volatile month of September, the assets of the Milliman 100, which includes the 100 largest corporate defined benefit pension plans, dropped by more than $78 billion in value. These losses were offset by interest rate gains, resulting in a net loss of $9 billion...

2008-09-24 09:00:49

Boston, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Results of a study released today found that the use of Online Care for certain prescribed circumstances may result in first dollar financial savings for employer sponsored health plans. The Milliman study was authored by Arthur L. Wilmes, FSA, MAAA, principal & actuary at Milliman, a widely respected actuarial firm with a leading presence in the healthcare market. The analysis demonstrated potential medical savings of $3.36 and $6.95...

2008-07-22 09:01:12

SEATTLE, July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Milliman Care Guidelines LLC, A Milliman Company, has established an award for clients who are using the company's evidence-based clinical guidelines and software to improve healthcare delivery. The company will name the first recipients of The Richard L. Doyle Award for Innovation and Leadership in Healthcare during its next Client Forum, April 2009, in Miami. Dr. Doyle developed the first Milliman Care Guidelines(R) products in 1990. The Care...

2007-11-26 09:01:01

Care Management International, Inc., the market innovator in medical management and clinical services smart sourcing, today announced it is teaming with Milliman Screening Services to provide its customers with new savings opportunities in medical management. Care Management International and Milliman Screening Services together have developed a system that provides health plan providers with an important new resource for performing the administrative functions supporting their...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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