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Carrie Najarian

Posted: November 2022

Carrie has been in the life and health insurance industry for over 20 years in the Actuarial, Operations, and Marketing divisions of two Fortune 500 companies.  She started her actuarial career at Transamerica in Product and Risk Management where she provided financial analysis, model evaluation, marketing profitability, competitive intelligence, experience reporting, rate filings and rate increase support for life and health product development.  At GE Financial Assurance, she supported Actuarial Financial Reporting and Product Development prior to transitioning to the Marketing department as a Channel Actuary for GEFA Direct.  She provided financial expertise and analysis of key financial services products including annuities, life & health insurance, DBL, and club products to support direct marketing campaigns and negotiations.  Carrie returned to Transamerica to support life and health Pricing and Product Development before becoming a Marketing Director for the Affinity Marketing Group.  She developed the annual budgets, profitability reporting, financial opportunity evaluations, and recommendations to support marketing investment decisions.  She later managed business decision support, financial reporting and analysis for both the Operations and Direct Marketing units.  Carrie has built strong analytical, leadership, and communication skills throughout her career. 

Carrie graduated summa cum laude from the Pennsylvania State University with a B.S. in Mathematics and Actuarial Science.  She resides in Bucks County, Pennsylvania where she enjoys spending time with her family and has been recognized for her community involvement with the local elementary school, travel soccer club, and Boy Scout troop.

Katy Blomgren

Posted: November 2022

Katy has over 17 years of experience in the health insurance industry. Katy began her actuarial career at Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield in 2001 where she spent 5 years working on reserves, financial statements, forecasting, and individual and small group rate filings. She then transitioned into Large Group commercial business where she was responsible for managing the day-to-day actuarial accountabilities for the Large Group market including base rates, network and area pricing, stop loss pricing, and ensuring large groups were compliant with state and federal mandates. Katy then moved into the Associate Actuary role where she spent over 10 years consulting with account managers, product development, and senior level executives regarding group specific plan designs, employee contributions, and health and pharmacy product offerings using various models that she created to help these groups understand and mitigate trend within their employee populations. Katy also has experience with Work Comp filings, including Large Deductible, Retro and Dividend plans.

Katy is a 2003 graduate of Drake University in Des Moines, IA with a Bachelor’s degree in Actuarial Science and Accounting.  She earned her ASA designation from the Society of Actuaries in 2012 and is working on her final exam needed to earn her FSA designation.  She currently resides in Cumming, IA where she enjoys spending time with her husband James and their two children.