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Frank J. Cestare, FSA, MAAA

Principal, Consulting Actuary
Wayne, PA, US

Tel: +1 610 6875644

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Professional Designations

  • Fellow, Society of Actuaries
  • Member, American Academy of Actuaries

Education

  • BA, Actuarial Science, Temple University

Current Responsibility

Frank is a principal and consulting actuary with the Philadelphia office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 1985.

Experience

Frank works with Blue Cross Blue Shield plans, health maintenance organizations, and other health insurance carriers. He assists clients with developing and evaluating products and strategies in the commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid markets. The consulting services that Frank has provided to clients include:

  • Product development and pricing
  • Regulatory rate filings
  • Medicare and Medicaid feasibility studies
  • Medicare Part C and Part D bid development
  • Medicaid rate analysis and projections
  • Trend analysis
  • Medical utilization and cost experience analysis and benchmarking
  • Estimation of claims and other reserves
  • Evaluation of risk based capital requirements
  • Provider reimbursement design and analysis
  • Review of rating and underwriting practices
  • Risk score development and analysis

Frank has particular expertise in the Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plan markets. He works for local and national carriers in various markets around the country. He has been extensively involved in the Medicare market on an ongoing basis since joining the firm.

Frank is one of the key contributors to the Medicare research conducted by the firm, including the development of the Milliman Health Cost Guidelines – Ages 65 & Over. The Guidelines are used both internally and externally for analysis and development of Medicare products.

  • Work at Milliman

    • “I was offered a chance to come in, shake things up, create something."
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