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Bret Linton, FSA, FCA, MAAA, EA

Principal, Consulting Actuary
Boise, ID, US

Tel: +1 208 3423485

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Professional Designations

  • Fellow, Society of Actuaries
  • Fellow, Conference of Consulting Actuaries
  • Member, American Academy of Actuaries
  • Enrolled Actuary under ERISA
  • Member, Western Pension and Benefits Conference


  • BS, Statistics, Brigham Young University

Current Responsibility

Bret is a principal and consulting actuary with the Boise, Idaho office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 2009.


Bret works with a variety of multiemployer, private, and public employers specializing in retirement plan and healthcare consulting. His consulting assignments have included actuarial valuations, assumption studies, asset/liability studies, healthcare plan design consulting, budgeting and cost projections, plan amend-ments, and nondiscrimination testing. His other areas of experience include merger and acquisition due diligence, post-merger integration, and plan administration.

Prior to joining Milliman, Bret performed human resources (HR) operational due diligence for private equity investors and strategic buyers. His experience includes cost analysis of HR programs, benefit integration analysis, assessing financial risk exposures, transition services agreements, and negotiation of benefit programs.

Presentations and publications

Bret has spoken before professional and client groups and has authored articles on employee benefits for Milliman.


  • Program Chair and Board member, Western Pension and Benefits Conference, Boise Chapter
  • Member, Western Pension and Benefits Conference, Boise Chapter
  • Work at Milliman

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