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Kelly S. Coffing, FSA, EA, MAAA

Principal, Consulting Actuary
Seattle, WA, US

Tel: +1 206 5045803

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Professional Designations

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


  • BSEd, Mathematics and Chemistry, University of Idaho

Current Responsibility

Kelly is a principal and consulting actuary with the Seattle Employee Benefits practice of Milliman. She joined the firm in 1997.


Kelly serves as the consulting actuary for a variety of multiemployer pension plans. She assists clients with many aspects of pension plan management, including actuarial valuations, plan design, negotiations on pension plan changes, funding strategies, legislative impact analysis, experience studies, asset-liability projections, plan administration, and participant communications.

Kelly’s recent projects include:

  • Transitioning traditional pension plans to Milliman Sustainable Income Plans
  • Working with pension plans to develop funding and benefits strategies and polices
  • Assisting with mergers
  • Meeting with bargaining parties regarding plan change options
  • Working with multiemployer plans to respond to Pension Protection Act requirements, including the analysis and development of rehabilitation plans
  • Defining procedures and completing withdrawal liability calculations for multiemployer plans

Presentations and publications

Kelly frequently speaks at professional employee benefit meetings on topics affecting pension plans and has authored articles on pension plan issues. She is a frequent speaker on alternative retirement plan design.

  • Work at Milliman

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