Joan Barrett, FSA, MAAA
Joan Barrett is a consulting actuary with Axene Health Partners, LLC. She is a well-known and well-respected actuary. Joan brings great value to AHP clients with a knack for developing strong systems for analyzing network value and core actuarial functions, such as trends and pricing.
Joan joined AHP following a successful career at UnitedHealth Group, where she led the National Accounts Actuarial area for many years. In that role, she was instrumental in developing several innovative concepts in risk analysis and consumer analytics. Prior to UnitedHealth Group, Joan worked at a BlueCross BlueShield plan, a national consulting firm and other insurance companies.
In 2014 she completed her term as a Society of Actuaries Elected Board Member. During her term she chaired both the International Committee and the Audit Committee. She is currently a candidate for Vice-President of the Society of Actuaries. In 2011 she was named one of the Top Ten Volunteers for the Society of Actuaries. In part, this was because of her work as Chair of the Group and Health Curriculum Committee, the group that defines what every aspiring health actuary needs to know.
Joan is currently chairing the Evolution of the Health Actuary Task Force which has been charged with defining the needs of health actuaries in the years to come and recommending a path to meet these needs. She is also a frequent speaker and author.
Joan received her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics from Frederick College and her Master of Arts in mathematics from Miami University. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Joan lives in Tolland, Connecticut near her children and grand-children.