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Joel Wehner, FSA, EA, MAAA

Principal and Consulting Actuary
Houston, TX, US

Tel: +1 713 6588451

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Professional Designations

  • Fellow, Society of Actuaries
  • Enrolled Actuary under ERISA
  • Member, American Academy of Actuaries
  • Fellow, Conference of Actuaries in Public Practice


  • BBA, Actuarial Science (with highest honors), University of Texas at Austin

Current Responsibility

Joel Wehner is a principal and consulting actuary in the Milliman Southern Employee Benefits Practice (SEB) based in the Dallas office. He joined the firm in 2003.


Joel is leader of the region’s retirement and Health and Group Benefits practice. He heads the efforts to expand Milliman’s share of the area’s retirement and HGB consulting and administration marketplace. Joel’s expertise is in the retirement consulting area. His work with clients focuses on design, implementation, and ongoing administration of a broad range of qualified and nonqualified retirement programs and retiree medical plans. Having worked in the retirement consulting field since 1980, his extensive experience includes:

  • Performing actuarial valuations for defined benefit plans
  • Performing cost projections to evaluate future business conditions and their effect on benefit programs
  • Participating in retirement and financial planning seminars
  • Assisting employers in developing plan design strategies
  • Conducting extensive merger and acquisition analyses
  • Reviewing plan administration/outsourcing alternatives

Joel is also the leader of Milliman’s EB international practice overseeing operations in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East.

Previously, he was a consulting actuary and practice leader for Buck Consultants in Houston for 13 years. He also spent 10 years with William M. Mercer (eight years as a consulting actuary in Houston and two years as practice leader in Charlotte, NC).

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