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    Health & Welfare

    Providing actuarial insights that help clients make data-driven decisions and strategically plan for a sound future

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    Changing Lives

    We serve clients that offer Self-Insured Health Plans, Retiree Healthcare Coverage, or Government Pensions


More About Healthcare Actuaries

Healthcare Actuaries is an Actuarial Services firm that focuses on creating efficient, yet effective solutions, that assist clients in managing their health and welfare plans wisely. Through thorough technical analysis, we serve both local and national organizations in analyzing and evaluating plan performance.

Our strength lies in providing complex concepts in an easy-to-understand-fashion. We help our clients to understand the financial impact of various approaches, ensuring that they choose the best options available to them to meet their business and human resource goals. 

Broad Experience

Our team members hold multiple advanced industry designations, and have years of experience assisting clients with their health and pension benefit plans.

Superior Timely Service

We know slow turnaround times cost clients dearly. Our team takes an organized approach to meet client deadlines and is always looking for ways to improve our efficiency.

Competitive Rates

We are a boutique firm with the same experience as a “big” actuarial firm, however we have less overhead and can offer more reasonable, affordable rates.

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Years Providing Actuarial
Services to a Variety of Clients

Corporations & Private Companies
Unions & Trusts
Cities, Counties, and Special Districts
Healthcare Organizations
Attorneys, School Districts, and Universities

What is an Actuary?

Actuaries analyze the potential cost of uncertainty, mostly to mitigate risk and minimize loss. Using statistical and mathematical models, they predict and quantify outcomes for insurance companies, financial institutions, and many other entities. Among other benefits, Actuaries help to determine rates, capital requirements, reserves to pay claim obligations, cash flow projections, return on investment, and actuarial certification of reserves.

With a long list of clients that stretches across the country, we have over 16 years of service under the current ownership of Roger Burton, our President and Managing Consultant.

Our Actuarial Industry Designations

Actuaries undertake rigorous study and testing to become credentialed.  Each team member of Healthcare Actuaries holds one or more of the advanced industry designations as follows:

Our team of

Experienced Actuaries

All of our team members have experience working for nationally recognized health insurers, as well as major fortune 100 international consulting firms. We offer the skills and technical abilities of large actuarial firms with the personal service of a smaller firm. This allows us to provide quality, timely and highly personalized service and expertise, skills, and technologies that would otherwise not be available to our clients.

Connect with a team member, read their bio, or download their résumé to the right.

Roger Burton

Managing Actuary & Consultant

E. Scott Lanham

Senior Actuarial Consultant

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As actuaries, we have extensive training in statistics, insurance, accounting, and finance and can quickly assess your benefit programs and circumstances to recommend strategies to help you be more compliant and efficient, while increasing your bottom line.

Enrolled Actuary

Enrolled Actuaries (EA) are professionals that play a crucial role in the pension industry, working closely with both private and public sector employers to ensure that pension plans are sustainable and can provide adequate retirement benefits for plan participants. They undergo rigorous education and training, typically earning a degree in mathematics, statistics, or actuarial science, and then passing a series of rigorous exams to become certified.


E. Scott Lanham, FSA, EA, MAAA
Senior Actuarial Consultant

Scott has over 20 years of experience on pension and health valuations. Prior to joining Healthcare Actuaries and leading health and pension valuations in November of 2018, Scott worked at Towers, Mercer, Buck, and Stanley Benefit Services on pension valuations and other projects.

Roger Burton, FSA, MAAA, FCA
Managing Actuary & Consultant

Roger Burton brings over two decades of experience as a health actuary. His prior experience includes rating, reserving, data reporting, and product development at Premera.  Most recently, Roger left his position as a consultant at Mercer Human Resource Consulting as part of the Boeing team, where he worked closely with Boeing to provide actuarial support on many projects.  Roger is involved in current research to improve the actuarial profession and recently presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Actuaries.  He is a licensed broker in the states of Washington and Oregon.  Roger graduated from Yale University with a degree in Applied Mathematics.  Roger is available weekdays during normal business hours and at other times on an as-needed basis.

MAAA – Member of the American Academy of Actuaries

The American Academy of Actuaries is a prestigious organization that represents all actuarial practices (health, life, pension and property casualty) in the US.   It sets for the qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries credentialed by one or more of the five U.S.-based actuarial organizations in the United States.  Membership requires that among other things, one must be an Associate or Fellow in the Society of Actuaries in good standing.

FCA Fellow Consulting Actuaries Designation

A Fellow of the Consulting Actuaries is a prestigious designation and title given to actuaries who are substantially engaged in a consulting actuarial practice and have met the following additional requirements:

1)  Have completed six years of experience in responsible actuarial work, three of which are in actuarial consulting, and attained the designation of ASA (Associate of the Society of Actuaries), or ACAS (Associate of the Casualty Actuarial Society), or EA (Enrolled Actuary), or MAAA (Member of the American Academy of Actuaries), or MSPA (Member of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries) or the equivalent designation for any international actuarial organization accepted by the Board of Directors of the Conference;

2)  Have been an active member in the Conference for a period of three consecutive years after attainment of the Associate membership designation, be in good standing, and practicing as a consultant; or

3)  Have attained the designation of FSA (Fellow of the Society of Actuaries), FCAS (Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society), or FSPA (Fellow of the American Society of Pension Professionals and Actuaries), or the equivalent designation for any international actuarial organization accepted by the Board of Directors of the Conference.

Additionally, applicants must meet such other qualifications and requirements as may be required from time to time by the Board of Directors.

FSA & ASA Designations – Fellow OR Associate of the Society of Actuaries

The Society of Actuaries is one of the most highly regarded professional organizations in nation serving the actuarial profession.  The Society has three main purposes; providing primary and continuing education for students and practicing actuaries, maintaining high professional standards for actuaries, and conducting research on actuarial trends and public policy issues.  To become an Associate or Fellow, one must satisfy a wide range of educational requirements and pass a set of comprehensive exams.