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Barbara Dewey, FSA, MAAA

San Diego, CA, US

Tel: +1 858 2025010

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Professional Designations

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


  • BS (honors), Mathematics and Statistics, University of Vermont

Current Responsibility

Barbara is an actuary with the San Diego office of Milliman. She joined the firm in 2008. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries.


Since joining Milliman, Barbara has performed work for a variety of different clients, including Medicaid managed care organizations, Medicare Advantage plans, large state plans, and the California Health Benefits Exchange. Her experience includes:

  • Medicare Advantage Part C bid development
  • Claim reserve analysis
  • Calculating actuarial values for managed care health plan designs
  • Premium normalization studies to adjust for differences in morbidity, geographic variation, and plan design differences
  • Risk adjustment program analysis
  • Evaluating managed care savings
  • Developing expected utilization and cost benchmarks for commercial, Medicare, and Medicaid populations
  • Pricing for changes in provider contracting, such as transitioning from fee-for-service to capitation

Recent Publications

  • Factors Affecting Individual Premium Rates in 2014 for California, prepared for Covered California, March 2013
  • Cost and Benefit Trends Observed in July 1, 2011 Renewals for State Employers, HealthWatch, October 2011
  • Cost and Benefit Trends Observed in January 1, 2011 Renewals for State Employers, HealthWatch, January 2011
  • Work at Milliman

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