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David Axene

David Axene

David Axene started Axene Health Partners in 2003 after a successful consulting career at Ernst & Young, LLP and Milliman & Robertson, Inc. Mr. Axene is an internationally recognized health consultant providing consulting services to all types of health care organizations including health plans(HMOs, PPOs, managed care plans, BlueCross Blue Shield plans, insurance companies, etc.), healthcare providers (hospitals, medical groups, ancillary providers, etc.), various governments and government programs (federal, state and local, international, Medicare, Medicaid, CHAMPUS, social systems), employer health benefit plan sponsors, healthcare technology companies, medical device and technology suppliers, etc.

Axene is recognized as a strategist and thought leader. At Ernst & Young, he was responsible for the firm’s health actuaries. He was an Equity Principal with the well known actuarial firm Milliman & Robertson, Inc. where he led their healthcare management consulting activities, including founding their Care Guidelines division. Prior to beginning his consulting career in 1978, he held several positions in the insurance industry specializing in the health insurance area.

Axene is a frequent speaker and writer on healthcare issues. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a Chartered Enterprise Risk Analyst, a Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries, and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He previously served as Chair of the Society of Actuaries Health Section Council and the Entrepreneurial Actuaries Section. He is a certified ARIAS-US arbitrator.

In addition to his actuarial credentials, Mr. Axene earned an MS degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Washington, and a BS degree in Physics and Engineering from Seattle Pacific University.

Mr. Axene serves on multiple non-for-profit Boards including Azusa Pacific University.

Mr. Axene is married and has three married children and soon to be eight grandchildren. Mr. Axene and his wife reside in Southern California.

Recent Articles by David Axene

Affordability, Effectiveness, and Wellness, Part 5

This is Part 5 in a five-part series which presents a creative solution for today’s health care crisis. Additional articles in the series can be found here: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4. An Ideal Health And Wellness Program Based upon our actuarial analysis we find that as much as 75% – […]

Should We Worry About The United States Preventive Services Task Force?

An Insurance Thought Leadership Exclusive In recent weeks much has been said about contraceptive coverage and whether or not President Obama should have done what he did. As a result of that, many are wondering whether or not other decisions will be made by this special government-formed task force that is part of health care […]

The Big Mystery – Who’s In and Who’s Out of Obamacare?

There has been continuing discussion about Obamacare and what the reformed system will look like.  The controversial June 2011 McKinsey article suggests that as many as 30% of employers will definitely or probably stop offering employer sponsored insurance after 2014. This somewhat surprising result is much different than initially suggested by the Administration or other […]

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