The 2015 operating budget allocated funds to the Office of the State Actuary (OSA) in order to provide the Legislature with access to expert health care actuarial services. Because OSA does not currently have qualified health actuaries on staff, OSA continues to contract with an outside consultant, Willis Towers Watson, to ensure the legislature has immediate access to expert health care actuarial analysis for Medicaid and health care benefits offered through the Public Employees Benefits Board (PEBB) and School Employee Benefits Board (SEBB) program. Additionally, OSA has been partnering with non-partisan legislative staff, the Health Care Authority, and the Office of Financial Management to increase understanding of the Medicaid, PEBB and SEBB health care landscape in Washington.

Examples of work products Willis Towers Watson has prepared include the PEBB and SEBB benchmarking report and network efficiency analysis below, which compares Washington’s active medical offerings to other employers and identifies potential cost management strategies.

PEBB

PDFicon 2021 Health Care Financial Benchmarks and Network Efficiency report

PDFicon 2019 Health Care Financial Benchmarks report

PDFicon 2019 Network Efficiency Analysis

PDFicon 2018 Health Care Financial Benchmarks report

SEBB

PDFicon 2021 Health Care Financial Benchmarks and Network Efficiency report

Should you have any questions regarding our office’s role in health care actuarial services, please contact us at 360.786.6140, or by email at state.actuary@leg.wa.gov.

 










Last Reviewed: 12/02/2021

Last Updated: 12/02/2021