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Valerie S. Verrecchio

Senior Health Consultant
Portland, OR, US

Tel: +1 503 2270634

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    Education

    • BA, Psychology, University of Baltimore
    • Associate Degree, Radiologic Technology, St. Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Maryland

    Current Responsibility

    Valerie is a senior health consultant with Milliman's Northwest Health and Welfare practice and works out of the Portland, Oregon, office. She joined Milliman in 2011 after seven years of healthcare consulting at other national employee benefits firms.

    Prior to her career as a consultant, she had more than 20 years of experience in the healthcare delivery system, including positions as in-house benefits administrator to an international maritime union, managed care contracting specialist, and center director for a regional behavioral health system.

    Experience

    Valerie has experience with corporate, multiemployer, and public employer clients and has consulted to boards of directors, special committees, financial directors and staff, administrative directors and staff, and collectively bargained groups.

    Her diverse experience allows her to assist with a range of issues and activities:

    • Providing strategic direction for overall program and/or particular plan designs
    • Leading the client renewal process
    • Providing requested reporting and analysis throughout the year
    • Soliciting and negotiating renewals from health vendors for insured and self-funded plans
    • Presenting self-funded financial analysis and cost projections
    • Researching and locating appropriate vendors, including preparing requests for proposals and conducting reviews and analysis
    • Consulting on a variety of insured health products, including:
      • Medical
      • Stop-loss reinsurance
      • Prescription drug
      • Dental
      • Vision
      • Wellness
    • Coordinating with plan advisors, attorneys and providers on behalf of the client
    • Supporting and troubleshooting on vendor service issues
    • Researching and sharing new vendor products and services as appropriate

    Valerie is familiar with regulatory requirements on a state and national level, and has assisted Milliman's Washington Employee Benefits Research Group in drafting client notices on Affordable Care Act guidance. She has also worked with clients on Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services applications and the Retiree Drug Subsidy process.

    Community service

    • Volunteer, Oregon Dress for Success

    Affiliations

    • Member, Portland Chapter of Human Resource Management Association (PHRMA)
    • Member, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    • Work at Milliman

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