Chris Carlson

Principal, Actuarial
Chris Carlson is an actuary in the health care field. He works primarily with risk-taking entities to assist with analysis of their risk. These analyses include product design, pricing, reserving, regulatory filings, capitation rate development and design of risk-sharing arrangements.

Chris provides consulting services to health insurers, health providers, employers, and state regulators. He assists long term care insurers in pricing new and existing products, evaluating blocks of business and product design. He provides services to captive insurers including designing risk arrangements and providing reserve certifications.

Chris's professional experiences include:

  • Preparation and certification of Medicare Advantage Part C and Part D Bids
  • Feasibility studies for employee benefit captives – actuarial assistance in evaluating alternative risk financing mechanisms.
  • Valuation actuary who is qualified to provide opinions for statutory annual statements for health products including major medical, HMO, disability, long term care, and group term life.

Before joining Oliver Wyman, Chris worked in the industry as a pricing actuary at a Blue Cross Blue Shield organization where he was responsible for the pricing factors and rate manuals used for group PPO, POS and HMO business, as well as individual PPO and indemnity products. In addition, he worked on financial forecasting, reserving, product development, and prepared state filings for the individual products and small group compliance.

Chris is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.