2018 Board Member Candidate
David M. Dillon, FSA 2004, MAAA
Lewis & Ellis, Inc.
Senior Vice President & Principal
I have wanted to be an actuary ever since I was 13 years old and my father introduced me to the chief actuary of his employer. Since that time, I have been passionate about the profession and helping others to become an actuary.
For many years I’ve worked pro-actively to advance the SOA’s mission and vision of informing the public’s understanding of societal issues. I have done this through volunteer leadership, extensive media interviews on behalf of the SOA regarding healthcare reform, and the launch of a strategic health initiative directed at both SOA and non-SOA audiences.
While our profession is well respected within the financial industry, it amazes me that most people I meet have never heard of an actuary. I believe that needs to change. I would like to use my passion to promote the profession’s knowledge, experiences, and expertise to a wider range of audiences.
I also believe that the actuarial profession must do more to stay ahead in an evolving financial landscape. While broader insurance issues e.g. Blockchain and InsurTech may not currently affect my day-to-day work life, I realize that they could ultimately impact the entire actuarial industry significantly. Therefore, I believe it is vitally important to communicate with actuaries of all practice areas and to provide all SOA members the knowledge and perspective necessary regarding a diverse set of financial and societal issues.
I believe that my passion for the actuarial profession and my volunteer efforts demonstrate that I will do everything I can to serve the SOA Board and the actuaries for whom the Board serves.
Thank you for your support.
Brief description of current work
I have spent almost twenty years at Lewis & Ellis. I joined L&E in 1999 as an actuarial student and I am currently a Senior Vice President & Principal. My career has primarily been focused on healthcare reform issues, product development, and financial solvency issues. I spend a significant amount of time working on state-based regulatory matters. Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, I have assisted 15 states with health care reform issues and I currently serve 10 states in health insurance matters.
Primary Area of Practice
Dave joined Lewis & Ellis in 1999 specializing in health insurance and healthcare analysis. Dave currently focuses on healthcare reform issues, product development, and financial solvency and examinations.
Since the passage of the Affordable Care Act, Dave has assisted 15 states with health care reform issues. He currently serves 10 states as their rate reviewer and/or a healthcare reform adviser.
Dave is very involved in the affairs of his profession and the health insurance industry through his volunteer efforts. From 2015 to 2016, Dave served on the Society of Actuaries’ Health Section Council where he was Chair of the Council’s Strategic Initiatives committee. Since the beginning of 2017, Dave has led the SOA’s Strategic Initiative Commercial Healthcare: What’s Next?. In 2017, Dave was a recipient of the Society of Actuaries’ Outstanding Volunteer Award. Additionally, he was awarded Outstanding Session Awards for both the 2017 SOA Health and Annual Meetings.
Dave is also the Chair and host for the SOA’s Health Section Podcast series.