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Derek N. Guyton has more than 40 years of health care benefits experience in the insurance, employee benefits and consulting field. He recently retired after 30 years as a Partner with Mercer’s Health & Benefits business in Chicago.
As one of Mercer’s most experienced health care actuaries, Derek led the active and retiree health care actuarial and financial services work for some of Mercer’s largest clients. In this role, he had 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 an expert on retiree medical issues and has been 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 serves as the CCA Treasurer.
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).