Ryan Link, FSA, MAAA is a Consulting Actuary in the Denver office of Wakely Consulting Group. Ryan has over 9 years of experience as a health care actuary. Prior to joining Wakely, Ryan worked in both consulting and internally for insurance companies.
While with the insurance companies, he led a team of actuaries to support the large group commercial market including evaluating marketing initiatives, working with the underwriting team to improve performance, and developing and filing rates with the local Department of Insurance. He also participated in several one-time projects that included working with network management to evaluate limited networks, working with sales and underwriting to develop a scoring system for both renewal and new business and developing improved reporting packages to be used by market leaders to inform strategy and track performance.
As a consultant, he has supported large group Taft-Hartley health and welfare funds in developing forecasts, tracking performance, and developing and quantifying potential program improvements. Most recently he has worked with industry associations in evaluating Medicaid capitation rates and conducting studies to quantify program performance and program changes. His Medicaid work also includes supporting clients in evaluating the risks of entering new states and in developing a financial model to support a cost bid RFP. Additionally, he has been involved in the individual commercial marketplace helping health plans perform CSR reconciliation work using the standard method.