It's been roughly six months since the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. began approving special financial assistance applications for struggling multiemployer plans, and while stakeholders are pleased with the pace of approvals and transparency from the PBGC, they're also eager for the agency to issue final rules concerning the amount of aid plans will receive.
We seek to empower you to understand and manage the risks of your pension and health plans. We combine our highly qualified consultants and sophisticated tools to create effective solutions to address those risks.
Our strong in-house software development capacity enables us to create customized tools to meet unique client needs.
How Will You Handle Volatility?
We regularly stress test pension and health and welfare plans to illustrate the biggest risks to your plans. We analyze the impact of changes in investment returns, interest rates, longevity, and contribution rates to find out how vulnerable you are to market volatility.
Is Your Health Plan Meeting Your Needs?
Cheiron understands the balance between providing valuable benefits and managing your fund’s assets. We can help your fund achieve its goals by projecting cash flows, pricing benefits, finding the right business partners, and much more.
Cheiron Case Studies
Stress Testing Makes MainePERS’ Cost-Sharing Plan Sustainable
Sandy Matheson, executive director of MainePERS, worried about the impact on participating local districts of earning less than the discount rate so she asked Cheiron to stress test a range of likely scenarios.
Variable Pension Plan Advantageous for Union Members and Employers
Members of the Greater Boston Hospitality Employers Local 26 wanted a secure pension plan. Participating employers worried about the costs and risks of a DB plan. So the union asked Cheiron to design a pension plan that would satisfy both groups.
As the United States enters the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, sponsors of group health care plans for employees and their dependents continue to face uncertainties and challenges related to both the direct and indirect costs of this health crisis. Each plan sponsor's experience with COVID-19 will vary by the demographics of covered members, including geographic region, vaccination rates, ages and more. This article will review the direct and indirect costs for self-funded health care plans related to the pandemic and provide strategies for predicting and addressing these costs.
San Diego's pension board has unanimously approved lowering the city's pension payment nearly $31 million during the new fiscal year, from $414.9 million to $384.3 million.
An open letter to our clients
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The Department of Labor (along with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation and the Internal Revenue Service) has finalized the changes to the schedules of Form 5500 for 2022.
Federal sequestration began a three-month phase-in on April 1, 2022, after being suspended from May 1, 2020, through March 31, 2022. This affects the Retiree Drug Subsidy (RDS) Program, as well as Medicare Advantage (MA) and Part D Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWPs).
The IRS has extended the relief from the requirement that participants and beneficiaries be physically present to have certain elections witnessed and notarized.
Grow Your Actuarial Career with Us
Contribute big ideas. Collaborate with colleagues around the country. Work on a variety of projects. At Cheiron, you can be an actuarial consultant and still crunch numbers. Because of our rapid growth, we have opportunities for talented actuaries at all levels. Come grow with us.
“Cheiron trusts me and all employees to do our best for the clients, and this encourages me to develop my consulting skills so that I am a better employee and better consultant for our clients.”
- Coralie Taylor, Consulting Actuary, FSA, FCA, MAAA, EA
“The variety of clients I service and the projects I’m involved in and the integrity and quality of work at Cheiron are among the reasons I plan on staying here for a very long time.”
- Alice Alsberghe, Consulting Actuary, ASA, MAAA, EA
“The beauty of working here is that my opinions and ideas are not disregarded because I am considered too junior or inexperienced.”
- Kathy Swan, Consulting Actuary, FSA, MAAA, EA
“I believe that the work my colleagues and I do is top notch, and I attribute much of my career success to the experiences that Cheiron has offered me.”
- Alex Kupperman, Consulting Actuary, FSA, CERA, MAAA
“Cheiron has an unusually collaborative and creative culture.”
- John McKevitt, Consulting Actuary, ASA, MAAA, EA
“At Cheiron, consultants constantly share ideas so that we can create unique solutions for our clients and actually see the positive impact of our consulting advice on our clients and their members.”
- Michael Schionning, Principal Consulting Actuary, FSA, MAAA
“Cheiron offers an innovative culture made up of talented individuals who are dedicated to their clients and each other; it’s truly a rewarding company to work for.”
- Leighann Maloney, Senior Actuarial Analyst
“Cheiron’s culture is one of openness. If I have a question, I can reach out directly to several experts on the subject. Everyone is available just a click or a call away.”
- Timothy Doyle, Associate Actuary, ASA, MAAA, EA
“At Cheiron, we all have flexible schedules to work around life and families outside the office. Inside the office, it is a small community filled with big personalities.”
- Chris Ludwiczak, Associate Actuary, FSA
5 Top Reasons to Work at Cheiron
Use sophisticated tools
We’re at the forefront of building new technological tools to help clients manage the risks of their plans.
Create unique solutions
Our consultants are known for creative approaches to solving formidable problems.
Earn a share of company profits
Cheiron has contributed to the profit-sharing program every year since 2004.
Receive a handsome healthcare package
We pay the insurance premiums for you and your children and contribute to health reimbursement and flexible spending accounts.
Aim for an FSA
We encourage you to adjust your workflow and take study leave. Actuaries receive generous raises and bonuses for passing exams and attaining actuarial credentials.