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Brian N. Anderson

San Diego, CA, US

Tel: +1 858 2025017

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  • MBA, University of Phoenix
  • BA, Biology and Health-related Areas, Columbia College

Current Responsibility

Brian is a principal with the San Diego office of Milliman. He joined the firm in 2008, and has been a pharmacy benefits consultant since 2001.


Brian has provided pharmacy benefit consulting services to a wide range of clients, including Medicare plans, Medicaid MCOs, VA, health plans, state systems, union funds, coalitions, high-risk pools, PBMs, GPOs, and large employers. His consulting specialty is the prescription drug benefit market. His experience includes understanding prescription benefit operations, pharmacy benefit manager contracting, cost management, program development, and yearly benefit planning. He has demonstrated success in prescription benefit management, strategic planning, and problem solving, and has a successful track record of overall cost management, with an emphasis on practical and focused solutions.

Brian’s experience includes:

  • Healthcare reform
  • Management of Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Auditing
  • Contracting
  • Vendor selection
  • Benefit planning
  • Benefit operations management
  • Vendor oversight
  • Benefit design
  • Cost analysis


  • IFEBP Annual Conference
  • NCPERS Annual Conference
  • World Congress Executive Forum on PBM Strategies
  • National Healthcare Reform Conference
  • ISCEBS Employee Benefits Symposium


  • Effective contracting with Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Protecting a plan sponsor’s resources (Society of Actuaries, Health Watch, Issue 63 Feb. 2010)
  • Healthcare reform and Medicare Part D: Closing the donut hole-and more (Milliman Briefing Paper, 2010)
  • Healthcare reform and pharmacy benefits: Changes in benefits and reporting requirements (Milliman Briefing Paper, 2010)
  • Law of Averages: New benchmarks for wholesale drug pricing have the health industry scrambling to adapt. (AM Best, Best’s Review, May 2010)
  • Coming to Grips with Reform and its Impact on Drug Coverage. (InsuranceNewsNet Magazine, August 2010)
  • Are your pharmacy benefits being adjudicated properly? (Benefits Magazine, May 2014)
  • Don't overlook the value of claims auditing (Employee Benefits News, June 2014)
  • Did your plan receive 28% in retiree drug subsidies? (Benefits Magazine, July 2015)
  • Staying competitive in the pharmacy benefits manager selection process (Milliman White Paper, 2016)
  • Pharmacy benefits carve-in versus carve-out (Milliman White Paper, 2016)

Publications are available at http://www.milliman.com


  • National Council of Prescription Drug Plans (NCPDP)
  • Member, IFEBP
  • Work at Milliman

    • “I was offered a chance to come in, shake things up, create something."
    Work at Milliman