Brad Heywood, ASA, MAAA is an Associate Actuary in the Denver office. Recently he has been involved in a wide variety of areas within healthcare. He has quickly become an ACO expert and has helped multiple ACO’s calculate their projected shared savings and apply for various CMMI programs. Brad is also involved with Medicare Advantage pricing and has experience with supporting multiple clients in filing Medicare Advantage plans. He also helped develop Wakely’s Medicare Advantage Competitive Analysis Tool (WMACAT) that has been used by many clients to help analyze the competitive landscape in the Medicare Advantage world. Brad has also been involved in many areas within the ACA such as: standardized plan designing and implementation in various states, rate filing for individual clients, and rate review for various states. Currently Brad has been involved with Medicaid in performing various analyses for Managed Care Organization Associations such as: rate review, trend analyses, lapse rate analyses and pharmacy formulary changes.