Stuart H. Alden FCA MAAA FSA

Data Scientist in Training, Socratic Methods

Contact Information

Socratic Methods
23 Village Sq
Paoli, PA 19301-2108
Stuart H. Alden, FSA, MAAA, FCA has over 30 years of experience consulting to large employers, and he specializes in the design, pricing, accounting and funding of health, life, and disability plans. In addition to his client work, Stu has led efforts in actuarial training and professional development, production of intellectual capital, technical support, adherence to actuarial policies and guidelines, and interfacing with other organizations on actuarial matters. Stu is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries, a Fellow and past Director of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and past president of the Actuaries’ Club of Philadelphia. He holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and an M.A. from the University of Michigan.

CCA Member Since 2000

Other Health Subset Retiree Benefits

Expert Witness Software Development

Board of Directors
Member Communications Task Force
Membership Committee
Strategic Planning Committee
Welcome Committee for New Members
Wynn Kent Public Communication Award Committee

07 - Health Care Navigation - Smooth Sailing? 2021 CCA Healthcare Meeting (April 29, 2021)

Professionalism for Healthcare Actuaries Professionalism for Healthcare Actuaries Webinar (April 28, 2021)

Stop Loss: A Deeper Dive 2020 CCA Virtual Annual Meeting (October 28, 2020)

Oh What a Catastrophe??!! What Can I Do About High-Cost Claims 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 30, 2019)

Retiree Medical Topics and a Primer on Nondiscrimination Testing for Health and Welfare Plans 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 29, 2019)

Professionalism for Healthcare Actuaries: “What Not to Do” Professionalism for Healthcare Actuaries: “What Not to Do” Webinar (June 19, 2019)

High Performance Networks 2019 CCA Healthcare Meeting (April 11, 2019)

Cost Effectiveness of Personal Advocacy 2018 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2018)

“Medicare/Medicaid 401” – Advanced Actuarial Topics 2018 CCA Healthcare Meeting (April 11, 2018)

Our Healthcare Landscape: The State of the ACA and the Impact of Tax Reform 2018 CCA Healthcare Meeting (April 11, 2018)

Health Clinics Health Clinics Audio/Webcast (January 10, 2018)

MACRA and the Medicare Side of ACA 2017 CCA Annual Meeting (October 23, 2017)

Sustainability of Federal Programs – The Future of Social Security and Medicare Sustainability of Federal Programs – The Future of Social Security and Medicare Audio/Webcast (January 11, 2017)

Data Mining Data Mining Audio/Webcast (November 09, 2016)

Retiree Medical - Design and Funding 2016 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2016)

ACA Update for Pension Actuaries 2016 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 13, 2016)

Healthcare Reform: Lessons Learned Healthcare Reform: Lessons Learned Audio/Webcast (January 27, 2016)

The Doctor Can’t See You Now: Alternative Care Settings 2015 CCA Annual Meeting (October 28, 2015)

Healthcare Jeopardy 2015 CCA Annual Meeting (October 27, 2015)

Postemployment Plan Accounting 2015 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 14, 2015)

Exchanges: Fact or Fiction? Exchanges: Fact or Fiction? Audio/Webcast (November 12, 2014)

Healthcare Reform Jeopardy 2013 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2013)

Healthcare Exchanges Healthcare Exchanges (July 17, 2013)

Healthcare Reform – Legislative and Regulatory Hot Topics 2012 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2012)

Retiree Medical and Healthcare Reform - Actuarial Assumptions and Methods and ASOP 6 2012 CCA Annual Meeting (October 22, 2012)

Medicare Update Medicare Update (January 11, 2012)

Healthcare for Pension Actuaries Healthcare for Pension Actuaries (October 26, 2011)

Impact of Healthcare Reform on Retiree Medical Evaluations and Assumptions 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2011)

Population Health Management – Metrics and ROI 2011 CCA Annual Meeting (October 24, 2011)

Healthcare Reform for Non-Healthcare Actuaries Part II Healthcare Reform for Non-Healthcare Actuaries Part II (April 13, 2011)

Healthcare Reform for Non-Healthcare Actuaries Healthcare Reform for Non-Healthcare Actuaries (January 19, 2011)

Being a Good HRA/HSA/CDHP Consumer - Why is This so Hard? 2010 CCA Annual Meeting (October 26, 2010)

Healthcare Reform Legislation – Medicare Topics Healthcare Reform Legislation - Medicare Topics (May 12, 2010)

Retiree Medical Seminar Retiree Medical Seminar (November 04, 2009)

Legislative and Regulatory Reform 2009 CCA Annual Meeting (November 03, 2009)

Retiree Medical -- Innovative Designs and "Cutting-Edge" Accounting 2009 CCA Annual Meeting (November 02, 2009)

Yield Curve 101 Yield Curve 101 (September 09, 2009)

Controlling Mental Health Coverage Costs 2008 CCA Annual Meeting (October 27, 2008)

Financial Economics 101 Financial Economics 101 (July 09, 2008)

Funding Retiree Welfare Benefits 2008 Enrolled Actuaries Meeting (April 07, 2008)


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