Richard Ward is a Senior Vice President in Segal's Glendale office and is the firm’s National Public Sector Health Practice Leader. He has extensive experience working with employee benefit programs for the public sector, with specialized expertise in the strategic design, administration, and funding of public employee and retiree benefit plans.
His experience includes all aspects of employee benefit programs, including vendor selection and management, financial management and reporting (such as rate development, budget projections, and reserving), evaluation of alternative service models (such as tiered networks and on-site clinics), and benefits enrollment/administrative services.
Mr. Ward received a BS in Mathematics from George Mason University. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Mr. Ward is a frequent speaker on benefits design, health management, and employee and retiree benefits strategies for public plans and employers. Organizations and events he has presented to include the Public Sector Healthcare Roundtable, The World Congress (Strategic Leadership for the Health Care Industry) and the Governmental Finance Officers Association.