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 has contracted 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) 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 and PEBB health care landscape in Washington.

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

PDFicon 2018 Health Care Financial Benchmarks report

PDFicon 2019 Health Care Financial Benchmarks report

PDFicon 2019 Network Efficiency Analysis

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

 

















Last Reviewed: 12/17/2020

Last Updated: 12/17/2020