Amy Yao is senior vice president and chief actuary at Blue Shield of California, a 4-million-member nonprofit health plan serving the state’s commercial, individual and government markets. Yao oversees the actuarial department and provides analytical support across the enterprise.
Prior to joining Blue Shield in 2006, Yao spent 12 years at UnitedHealth Group/PacifiCare, serving as vice president of Medicare Pricing and, prior to that, director of Large Group & Enterprise-Wide Pricing. She also held positions with Milliman, Pacific Life, and Aetna Life and Health Plans.
Yao was recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Business in 2014, 2015 and 2016 by the San Francisco Business Times.
Yao earned a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of Connecticut and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Tsinghua University in Beijing. She is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
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