James Dolstad FCA MAAA ASA

Vice President, Actuarial Consulting, Optum

Contact Information
PO Box 996
Leavenworth, WA 98826
Phone: 763-361-5507
Email: james.dolstad@optum.com
Jim Dolstad is a Vice President in Optum’s Payer Actuarial team. In addition to traditional actuarial work, his expertise includes leveraging real world data, including social determinants of health, with machine learning and predictive analytics to assist clients improve clinical, operational, and financial performance. Jim has more than 30 years of industry experience working with payers, providers and employers. Prior to joining Optum, Jim was the Chief Actuary for a global operations management and analytics company. He also has served as Chief Actuarial Officer for a population health management company. These two roles enabled him to develop actionable analytics for internal and external customers based on a value chain approach designed to more clearly illustrate cause and effect. Jim began his career providing actuarial and employee benefit consulting for nearly 20 years where he ultimately led a regional practice for a national consulting firm. He is also actively involved as a volunteer for the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, Society of Actuaries, and American Academy of Actuaries.
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705 - Social Determinants of Health: Update on SOA Research 2022 CCA Annual Meeting (October 19, 2022)

404 - Catching Up With Health Equity - What Are We Talking About? 2022 CCA Annual Meeting (October 18, 2022)

03 - Care-Management Programs and Centers of Excellence: Adapting to Societal Changes 2022 CCA Healthcare Meeting (April 12, 2022)

01 - Actuarial Leadership's Perspectives on Today's Hot Topics: A Payer Perspective Discussion 2022 CCA Healthcare Meeting (April 12, 2022)

02 - Artificial (Actuarial) Intelligence 2021 CCA Healthcare Meeting (April 27, 2021)

COVID-19 Discussion 2020 CCA Virtual Annual Meeting (October 26, 2020)

Social Determinants of Health: Not Just a Buzz Word 2020 CCA Virtual Annual Meeting (October 19, 2020)

Social Determinants of Health Social Determinants of Health Webinar (August 05, 2020)

Social Determinants of Health - Using Predictive Analytics 2019 CCA Annual Meeting (October 28, 2019)