At Santa Barbara Actuaries, we take pride in our ongoing research and publications. The following is a sample of a few research projects and publications in which the associates of Santa Barbara Actuaries have been involved. 


Disease Management (DM)

Testing Actuarial Methods for Evaluating Disease Management Savings Outcomes: Measuring cost savings from a 2 year DM program, published by the Society of Actuaries (SOA)

Principles for Assessing Disease Management Outcomes: The Disease Management Association of America convened a Steering Committee to suggest a preferred approach for DM program evaluation

Assessing the Value of Diabetes Education: Measuring the financial impact of diabetes self-management education, published by The Diabetes Educator

​A Comparative Analysis Of Chronic And Nonchronic Insured Commercial Member Cost Trends: Chronic and nonchronic cost trends between 1999 and 2002 published by The ​North American Actuarial Journal​​​

Measuring Return On Investment (ROI)

Medication Days’ Supply, Adherence, Wastage, and Cost Among Chronic Patients in Medicaid: A study conducted to determine whether 90- day refills at community pharmacies could improve adherence, minimize wastage, and control costs

Predictive Modeling

Testing Alternative Regression Frameworks for Predictive Modeling of Health Care Costs: Published by The North American Actuarial Journal

​A Prediction Model for Targeting Low-Cost, High-Risk Members of Managed Care Organizations: From The American Journal of Managed Care

Mining Health Claims Data for Assessing Patient Risk: From the book, Data Mining: Foundations and Intelligent Paradigms, comes a chapter on applying data mining techniques to quantify patient risk

Consumer Choice in Health Plan Elections

Understanding How Employees Make Medical Plan Election Decisions: Research conducted at, and published by, Willis Towers Watson on consumer choice in medical plan elections

The Choices People Make: Consumer Choice and Private Exchanges published by The Institute of Healthcare Consumerism ​

Healthcare Efficiency

 Measuring Healthcare Efficiency: From ​The North American Actuarial Journal