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Education

Ellen Diedrichsen received her Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics from Iowa State University. She is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA) and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. 

Career

As the vice president of Underwriting, Diedrichsen’s responsibilities include development of new business and renewal rates for fully insured and self-funded group business. She is also responsible for the Financial Planning and Analysis Team, which develops and maintains the corporate budget by company and market segment in addition to managing and reporting operating expenses budgets. She began her career at Wellmark in 1996 as a senior actuary and later as the budget director. Prior to her career at Wellmark, she was a health actuary at American Family Insurance, American Republic Insurance and Farmland Insurance.

Diedrichsen is currently serving on the board of directors of WellPac, the voluntary political action committee sponsored by Wellmark, Inc. and is serving on the Dean's Advisory Council for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Iowa State University.