Phillip A. Merdinger FCA MAAA ASA

Partner, Mercer

Contact Information

3560 Lenox Road
Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phil Merdinger is a Partner in Mercer’s Atlanta office and has been with Mercer since 1978. His current responsibilities include consulting with employers on ways to more effectively manage compensation and benefit programs domestically and internationally, and improve alignment of human resources strategy with business goals. He also consults on merger/acquisition issues. Phil’s clients cover a broad range of industries, including consumer products, financial services, retail and transportation. He leads Mercer’s Retail Industry Group – a team of Mercer consultants responsible for creating and sharing intellectual capital within Mercer specific to the retail industry. Phil holds a Bachelor's degree in Actuarial Mathematics from the University of Michigan, where he also completed graduate studies. He is a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, and an Enrolled Actuary under ERISA. Phil sits on the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Education Policy Committee, where he co-chaired the HR Effectiveness Subcommittee. He served as President of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries in 2015.

CCA Member Since 1993

Annual Meeting Program Committee
Benefits - 401(k) Investments Committee
Benefits Committee
Board of Directors
Budget and Finance Committee
Bylaws Review Task Force
Committee for Continuing Education Recognition
Compensation Committee
Consulting Skills Seminar Task Force
Disciplinary Committee
Emerging Leaders Steering Committee
Joint Program Committee for the Enrolled Actuaries Meeting
Nominating Committee
Representatives to the Joint Discipline Council
Strategic Plan Task Force
Strategic Planning Committee
Webinar Committee
Welcome Committee for New Members

608 - Guiding Clients Through Bankruptcy 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 30, 2019)

Maximize Your Presence at Client Meetings 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2017)

Hear What Clients are Looking for in an Advisor 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2017)

The Art of the Deal - Avoiding M&A Disasters 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2016)

Why a Company Should Care About the Financial Wellness of Their Employees 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2014)

Sales Training / Consulting Skills Set Seminar Sales Training / Consulting Skills Set Seminar (October 23, 2013)

Applying ERM in the Real World 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2013)

Don’t Waste My Time: Meeting and Exceeding Client Expectations 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2013)

ERM from a Non-pension Perspective 2012 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2012)

Executive Compensation 2012 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2012)

Presenting Actuarial Topics to Non-Actuaries 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2011)

Client Panel: Becoming a Trusted Advisor 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2011)

Do You Know What Your Clients Expect From You? 2010 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2010)

Procurement 2010 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2010)

When the CFO says: "*!?*!!?" 2009 CCA Annual Meeting (November 03, 2009)

New Buyer Perspective 2009 CCA Annual Meeting (November 02, 2009)

Increasing Your Personal Actuarial Value 2009 CCA Annual Meeting (November 02, 2009)

How’m I Doing? 2008 CCA Annual Meeting (October 28, 2008)

The Real World: ERM 2008 CCA Annual Meeting (October 27, 2008)


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