Phillip A. Merdinger FCA MAAA ASA

Partner, October Three

Contact Information

October Three
8950 Old Southwick Pass
Atlanta, GA 30022
Phil is a Partner with October Three in Atlanta. An actuary by training, Phil helps companies maximize the return on their investment in people, improve employee engagement, more effectively manage total rewards programs domestically and internationally and improve alignment of human resources strategy with business goals. Prior to joining October Three, Phil was a Partner at Mercer where he held several positions, including leading and building offices, practices, businesses and functions. He also led Mercer’s Retail/Wholesale Industry practice, integrating industry expertise across the Marsh & McLennan operating companies — risk, strategy, human capital and brand management. He has been part of the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce’s Regional Education Policy Committee, where he has lead efforts focusing improving teacher engagement and retention, as well as HR effectiveness for the Metro Atlanta school systems. Phil is also a past President of The Conference of Consulting Actuaries and a Special Director of the American Academy of Actuaries. Phil is a Fellow of The Conference of Consulting Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and an Associate of the Society of Actuaries. He received his BA in Actuarial Mathematics from The University of Michigan.

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
Communities Committee
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
Revenue Task Force
Strategic Plan Task Force
Strategic Planning Committee
Webinar Committee
Welcome Committee for New Members

Executive Compensation: Knowing What's Important to Your Clients 2020 CCA Virtual Annual Meeting (October 21, 2020)

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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