Michelle Brown ASA, MAAA ~ Actuarial Analyst III

BA Actuarial Science, 2007
Minors: Mathematics, Business Administration, and Spanish

michelle.brown2@wellpoint.com

What did you like about Butler?

Lots of things! Academically, I had a great experience in the Math and Actuarial department at Butler. It was a big advantage to graduate with a degree in Actuarial Science, since not many Universities offer an AS degree. The coursework was directly related to the Actuarial exams, so it was great to be able to get a jump start on the exams while still in school. The majority of my Actuarial Science classes were just me and a couple of other students, and I liked having the 1x1 instruction. Aside from all the academic aspects, I really enjoyed living at Butler and knew I wanted to stay in the Indianapolis area after I graduated. I live out on the northeast side of town now, but I try to get back to campus whenever I can!

What did you do after graduation?

After I graduated from Butler I started working as an Actuarial Analyst at WellPoint downtown Indianapolis. I had an internship at WellPoint while I was at Butler and had accepted a full-time job with them after graduation.

What are you doing now?

I'm still working at WellPoint and have been here for about four years. I recently completed all of my requirements for an FSA, so I am excited to finally be done studying for actuarial exams! I'm currently working as a lead pricing actuary for our individual medical insurance products. With the health care reform law passed last year, it's been a very challenging and exciting time to be working in the individual health insurance market! In my personal life, I got married about two years ago and my husband, Kevin, and I live in Lawrence with our dog, Binkley.