MAAA, FSA, FCA, MPP
Cori Uccello is an actuary and the senior health fellow at the American Academy of Actuaries. She serves as the actuarial profession’s chief public policy liaison on health issues. In this role, she promotes the formulation of sound health policy by providing nonpartisan technical assistance to federal and state policymakers and regulators. She focuses on issues related to health insurance financing, coverage and market reforms, risk-sharing provisions, and Medicare.
Ms. Uccello currently helps lead the Academy’s efforts to provide guidance to federal and state regulators regarding the implementation of various provisions in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These efforts include submitting comment letters on proposed regulation, authoring issue briefs to explain technical actuarial issues for a more general audience, and educating Academy members about the ACA provisions and rules that will affect their area of practice. She also has testified to Congress regarding health insurance premiums and risk-sharing provisions under the ACA and participated in numerous meetings with and briefings for congressional staff on health insurance related topics.
With respect to Medicare, Ms. Uccello is actively involved in the Academy’s efforts to encourage policymakers to improve Medicare’s financial condition and has helped draft issue briefs providing analysis on several reform options. She served as a commissioner on the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) from 2010-2016 and was a member of the 2010-2011 Technical Review Panel on the Medicare Trustees Report.
Prior to joining the Academy, Ms. Uccello was a senior research associate at the Urban Institute, where she focused on health insurance and retirement policy issues. Her health-related work included research on health insurance coverage and approaches to expand coverage to the uninsured. Her retirement-related research focused on projecting retirement resources and assessing the adequacy of these resources to meet retirement needs.
Ms. Uccello is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and a fellow of the Society of Actuaries. She received an undergraduate degree in math and biology from Boston College and a master’s degree in public policy from Georgetown University.