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Pat Ryan graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in actuarial science from the University of Iowa. He is a Fellow of Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.


As the vice president and chief actuary, Ryan is responsible for leading a sound and consistent actuarial policy to provide decision support and direction for the pricing and developing of products, rating programs, trend analysis, estimating of outstanding liabilities and impacts of legislative activity. Ryan joined Wellmark's Actuarial Department in 1999 and assumed responsibilities for the pricing and financial monitoring of Wellmark's individual and small group business. He also provided actuarial insight and representation for legislative activities. Before joining Wellmark, Ryan worked in pension actuarial related positions as a senior actuarial consultant at Deloitte and pension actuarial analyst at The Principal Financial Group.

Ryan currently serves on the board of directors for the Iowa Comprehensive Health Association. He is a member of the Iowa Actuaries Club and served as a past president. He also served on the Society of Actuaries examination committee, developing exam questions and grading candidate examinations.