by Jasmine Phiri
September 12, 2018
Vice President, Actuarial Consulting,
Jim Dolstad is a Vice President in Optum’s Payer Actuarial team, and is located in California. The industry leading team provides a wide range of actuarial services to health plans, providers, employers and government entities. In addition to traditional actuarial work, his expertise includes population health management, program evaluation, performance management, total cost of care, social determinants of health, Stars, predictive modeling and risk adjustment.
Jim has more than 30 years of industry experience working with payers, providers and employers. Prior to joining Optum, Jim was the Chief Actuary for a global operations management and analytics company. He also has served as Chief Actuarial Officer for a population health management company. These two roles enabled him to develop actionable analytics for internal and external customers based on a value chain approach designed to more clearly illustrate cause and effect. Jim began his career providing actuarial and employee benefit consulting for nearly 20 years where he ultimately led a regional practice for a national consulting firm.
Jim is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He graduated from the University of Sound with Bachelor of Science degrees in both Mathematics and Economics. In addition, he has published several white papers, and he is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and webinars.