Derek N. Guyton FCA MAAA FSA

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2900 N. Dunton Ave
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Derek N. Guyton is a Partner with Mercer’s Health & Benefits business in Chicago. Derek has more than 35 years of health care benefits experience in the insurance, employee benefits and consulting field. As one of Mercer’s most experienced health care actuaries, Derek leads the active and retiree health care actuarial and financial services work for some of Mercer’s largest clients. In this role, he has extensive experience in forecasting, data analytics, health plan design strategy, underwriting and actuarial cost analysis for medical and prescription drug plans, and employee contribution forecasting and strategy. He was involved in the design, costing and establishment of some of the first Health Reimbursement Account (HRA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) plans. For two decades Mr. Guyton was part of Mercer’s health care actuarial leadership team and was responsible for Mercer’s consulting response to passage of Medicare Part D. He is Mercer’s foremost expert on retiree medical issues and is frequently interviewed on retiree medical topics. Prior to Mercer, Mr. Guyton spent 10 years at Allstate Life Insurance Company in the Controller Department providing financial analysis and planning and Group Health, Life and Disability Actuarial Department providing pricing and experience analysis. Since 2006, Mr. Guyton has been involved with the Academy on several retiree medical topics. He was a member of the Actuarial Equivalence Retiree Practice Note Work Group in 2006, the Retiree Group Benefits Subcommittee of the Pension Committee of the ASB responsible for updating ASOP 6 released in 2014, and is currently a member of the Retiree Benefits Subcommittee. With the CCA, Mr. Guyton has been a frequent speaker at the annual meetings, a member of the Annual Meeting Program Committee and currently leads the Health Section of the Annual Meeting Program Committee. Mr. Guyton graduated cum laude from Drake University with a BS in Business Administration, majoring in actuarial science. He is a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries (FCA) since 2005, a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and Member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).

CCA Member Since 2005

Retiree Benefits Sponsors

Annual Meeting Program Committee
Benefits Committee
Continuing Education Innovation Task Force

Developments in Large Carrier Networks and Emerging Specialty Services Part 4 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2018)

Developments in Large Carrier Networks and Emerging Specialty Services Part 1 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2018)

New Health Plan Market Entrants 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2017)

Specialty Drugs Conquer the World (If We Let Them) 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2017)

The Trend on Trend 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2016)

The State of Consumer-Driven and High-Deductible Health Plans 2015 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2015)

Medicare/Medicaid 101 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2014)

Small Employer Health Plan Issues 2014 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2014)

Can Savings on Health Management Programs be Measured? 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2013)

Trends in Pharmacy Benefits and Costs 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 21, 2013)

Don’t Get Caught with EGWP on Your Face 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2011)

Reform Reshapes and Retire Medical Enviroment 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 25, 2011)

Healthcare Reform Legislation – Other Perspectives Healthcare Reform Legislation – Other Perspectives (June 02, 2010)


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