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Robert D. Bachler, FSA, FCAS, MAAA

Principal, Consulting Actuary
Seattle, WA, US

Tel: +1 206 6247940

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Professional Designations

  • Member, American Academy of Actuaries, 1998
  • Fellow, Society of Actuaries, 2001
  • Fellow, Casualty Actuarial Society, 2003


  • BS, Statistics – Brigham Young University, 1995
  • MS, Statistics – Brigham Young University, 2001

Current Responsibility

Rob is a principal and consulting actuary with Health practice in the Seattle office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 2008.


Rob is responsible for managing a wide variety of client relationships, projects, and products. His clients include insurance companies, managed care organizations, state government agencies, and reinsurers. Rob has worked on projects that include pricing, reserving, financial reporting, product development, underwriting, predictive modeling, disease management program evaluation, provider network evaluation, underwriting software development, feasibility studies, and constructing risk sharing arrangements. He also has experience with group medical, individual major medical, dental, Medicare, Medicaid, specific and aggregate stop loss, and various types of reinsurance.

Prior to joining Milliman, Rob spent eight years at Munich Re America HealthCare, one of the leading health reinsurers in the U.S. marketplace. His main responsibilities there included pricing of various reinsurance products such as HMO reinsurance, excess reinsurance, and employer stop loss. Rob also was responsible for the development, modeling, and ongoing evaluation of many non-standard risk and reinsurance arrangements. Prior to his time at Munich, he was vice president, actuarial, at Educators Mutual Insurance Association.

Examples of Rob's relevant experience include:

  • Development of Milliman's Excess Suite for reinsurers and stop loss carriers
  • Development and pricing of unique risk/reinsurance arrangements for primary risk takers, including quota share arrangements, aggregate stop-loss policies, and tiered excess reinsurance arrangements
  • Preparation of Medicare Advantage bids, including general enrollment plans, D-SNPs, and I-SNPs
  • Evaluation of actuarial soundness of disease management savings and design of vendor savings risk-sharing arrangements
  • Development of premium rates and preparation of filing materials for commercial insurance products, including products available on the public exchange
  • Calculation of capitation rates for state Medicaid programs
  • Analysis of Medicaid claims data in determination of appropriate reimbursement for federally qualified health centers and rural health centers in the state of Washington
  • Performing value analyses of provider networks for major medical and stop-loss policies
  • Presenting at multiple insurance industry and professional organization meetings on stop loss topics, including the use of predictive modeling and small group stop loss
  • Work at Milliman

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