Senior Vice President & Chief Actuary, Blue Shield of California
“As an immigrant from China, coming to America has given me a lot of opportunities. I am very fortunate to have worked with great leaders along the way who have supported and coached me to be the person I am today both personally and professionally. I would like to return that favor through my work at Asian Pacific Fund.”
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. Amy oversees the actuarial department and provides analytical support across the enterprise. Prior to joining Blue Shield in 2006, Amy spent 12 years at PacifiCare, serving as vice president of Medicare Pricing and, prior to that, director of Large Group & Enterprise Wide Pricing. She also worked for Milliman & Robertson, Pacific Mutual and Aetna. Amy earned a master’s degree in applied mathematics from 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 (FSA) and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries (MAAA).