Kevin Wolf, FSA, MAAA
Kevin Wolf will go behind and beyond the article that he wrote for Contingencies magazine in Jul/Aug 2018 entitled, A Long Stroll through Avoca Cemetery: An actuarial study … and a few meditations and meanderings. He’ll discuss the publication process, problems he had, research he did then and since, his results, and the usefulness of such results.
Kevin Wolf is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and has over 35 years’ experience in the health care field. His specialty is prescription drug modeling. He has done minimum value actuarial attestation under the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Act of 2010, helped clients receive the retiree drug subsidy (RDS) under the 2003 Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act, and done state rate filing for pharmacy capitations. He formed his own consulting firm, Kevin Wolf & Associates, LLC in 2012. He was a partner at Larimer & Wolf Consulting Actuaries from 2007 to 2012. From 1979 to 2007 he worked for health insurance companies (including Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois, and CNA in Chicago) and consulting firms (including Bob Gold & Associates and Ernst & Young). He’s worked on managed care products for commercial, Medicare and Medicaid coverage. He’s consulted for employers, municipalities, school districts, and union plan sponsors, small insurers, auditors and pharmacy benefit managers.
From 2008 to 2014 he served on The Actuarial Foundation’s Diversity Scholarship Committee. From 2000 to 2012 he was a member of the Society of Actuaries/Casualty Actuarial Society Joint Committee on Actuarial Diversity, including chairing the Outreach Subcommittee. He has done many presentations at Chicago area high schools to students explaining how to become an actuary and the benefits of being an actuary. He has mentored many college students who study actuarial science.
He had a paper accepted for the 2009 Society of Actuaries’ Visions for the Future of the U.S. Health Care System entitled U.S. Health Care System Proposal: Private and Public Choice. He collaborated with his sister, a medical history professor, on the paper The Lake Wobegon Effect: Are All Cancer Patients above Average? published in The Milbank Quarterly (Vol 91, #4) December 2013 covering lung cancer treatments, doctor/patient communications, and end-of-life issues. He has done several presentations on the latter paper, including to actuaries, hospice/palliative care providers, and family practice doctors. Contingencies magazine published his article A Long Stroll through Avoca Cemetery: An actuarial study … and a few meditations and meanderings in Jul/Aug 2018.