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Donna L. Kalin, FSA, MAAA

Principal, Consulting Actuary
New York, NY, US

Tel: +1 646 4733000

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Professional Designations

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


  • B.S. in Mathematics, State University of New York, Albany

Current Responsibility

Donna is a principal and consulting actuary in the New York office of Milliman. She joined the firm in 1984.


Donna has worked extensively with insurance companies, HMOs and other managed care entities, Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans, and large employer groups. Her experience includes pricing managed care products, developing capitation rates, analyzing benefit utilization, evaluating claim liabilities, developing contribution rates for self-funded plans, and performing financial projections.

Donna has worked with several active benefit trusts and retiree benefit trusts in reviewing rate renewals, monitoring the performance of the trusts, and performing detailed actuarial projections.

She has created extensive actuarial models that help organizations understand the relationships among utilization, unit prices, and cost. She has also trained clients in using Milliman's Health Cost Guidelines and Small Group Medical Underwriting Guidelines.

Expert experience

Donna served as an expert witness in an arbitration relating to employee health benefits.


  • Co-author, "Cost Trends for Chronic Condition Cohorts with Medicare Benefits," Milliman research report, May 2008
  • Co-author, "Disease Management," American Academy of Actuaries' Practice Note, December 2007


Donna is a frequent speaker/moderator at Society of Actuaries meetings.

  • June 2013 – Valuation Actuary's Role—Impact of PPACA
  • June 2012 – Claim Reserves 201
  • June 2012 – Claim Reserves 301
  • June 2012 – Claim Reserves 401
  • June 2010 –Trends in Group Health Benefits
  • June 2008 – Provider Contracting


  • Former chair, Society of Actuaries Health Section Council
  • Former member, American Academy of Actuaries Disease Management Work Group
  • Former member, American Academy of Actuaries Health Care Reform Work Group, Health Practice International Task Force, Netherlands Team
  • Former member, American Academy of Actuaries Health Care Reform Benefits Subgroup
  • Work at Milliman

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