John Beekman Distinguished Professor of Actuarial Science
B.S., Actuarial Science, Ball State University
Fellow, Society of Actuaries
Member, American Academy of Actuaries
In August 2023, Robert Damler became the inaugural John Beekman Distinguished Professor of Actuarial Science. He had recently retired from a 35-year career with Milliman, where he was a managing partner or principal and consulting actuary. During his consulting career, he developed an expertise in the analysis of the financial risks associated with the financing and delivery of healthcare services through the state and federally funded Medicaid program. He consulted with more than 20 state Medicaid agencies and various Medicaid health plans in projects involving Medicaid managed care capitation rate setting, 1915(b) waivers, 1915(c) waivers, 1115 waivers, state budget forecasting, expansion population financial projections, and fiscal analysis of new state and federal proposals. He regularly volunteers for the Society of Actuaries and the American Academy of Actuaries. In 2023, he served as the chairperson of the Actuarial Standards Board.