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Jeffrey M. Higgins, FSA, MAAA, EA

Principal, Consulting Actuary
Portland, OR, US

Tel: +1 503 2270634

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Professional Designations

  • Fellow, Society of Actuaries
  • Member, American Academy of Actuaries
  • Enrolled Actuary under ERISA
  • Former member, Milliman Board of Directors
  • Member and former board member, Western Pension & Benefits Conference (Portland chapter)


  • BS, Mathematics and Economics, minor in Japanese, Willamette University

Current Responsibility

Jeff is a principal and consulting actuary with the Portland, Ore., office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 1985.


Jeff's has more than 30 years of experience with retirement programs, including defined benefit plans, retiree medical plans, and nonqualified plans. He primarily assists corporate clients in the areas of plan design, actuarial valuations, and administration.


Jeff is a frequent speaker on pension topics at actuarial meetings and pension conferences.


  • Recently completed 10 years on Milliman's Investment Committee, including four years as chair
  • Currently on Milliman's Research Oversight Committee
  • Four years on Milliman's Peer Review Committee reviewing the practices and procedures of other Milliman offices
  • Work at Milliman

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