Candidate Information: Barbara W. Klever
Candidate for Regular Director Term
Ending in 2022
Name: Barbara W. Klever
Practice Area: Health
Employer: Blue Cross Blue Shield Association
City, State: Chicago, Ill.
Credentials: MAAA, FSA
Candidate Biographical Sketch
Barb Klever, a member of the Health Practice Council and chairperson of the Academy’s Individual and Small Group Markets Committee, is nominated for a three-year term. In 2016, she received an Outstanding Volunteerism Award for demonstrating outstanding leadership in the development of public policy analysis of health practice issues, and in representing the Academy to the news media and at events, as chairperson of the Academy’s Risk Sharing Subcommittee and acting chairperson of the Individual and Small Group Markets Committee. Klever has presented Academy Health Practice Council updates to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners’ Health Actuarial Task Force and presented at Academy webinars such as “Drivers of 2019 Health Insurance Premium Changes” and “A Conversation with CCIIO on 2020 Rate Filings.” Her numerous accomplishments include ushering to completion an analysis of the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) risk adjustment program, and comments on proposed regulatory changes to risk adjustment methodology.
Klever currently is a senior actuary at the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association in Chicago. Her nearly 30 years of professional experience also includes positions at MetLife and CNA Insurance.
The Academy’s mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. My service on the Board will allow me to further the Academy’s mission of public policy and professionalism by:
Providing input and support for the Academy’s mission of providing objective actuarial expertise and advice to policymakers. I believe that the Academy’s role in providing objective actuarial information on possible impacts of proposed policies is crucial with the major challenges being faced in the U.S. today. My experience includes service on the Health Practice Council and several Health Practice Council committees and work groups. I look forward to serving on the Board to ensure that the Academy continues to have a credible voice that policymakers can rely on when evaluating policy options affecting the public interest.
Member, Health Practice Council, 2015–Present
Chairperson, Individual and Small Group Markets Committee, 2017–Present; Vice Chairperson, 2016–17; Member, 2015–16
Chairperson, Surprise Billing Work Group, 2019
Chairperson, Risk Sharing Subcommittee, 2014–18; Member, 2012–14
Member, AV/MV Work Group, 2012–Present
Member, Committee on Federal Health Issues, 2014–15