CMS Leadership

Office of the Actuary

Paul Spitalnic

Chief Actuary

Paul Spitalnic is the Chief Actuary for CMS. Paul joined CMS in 2003 and led the actuarial efforts to implement the new Part D program. Since 2006, Paul has held the position of Director of the Parts C & D Actuarial Group, where he has responsibility for the review of Medicare Advantage and Part D plan bids, preparing budget and cost estimates for the Parts C and D programs and calculating the Medicare Advantage benchmark rates. Prior to joining CMS, he worked as a Consulting Actuary focusing on retiree health insurance issues. Paul is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries and has a B.A. in Mathematics from Binghamton University.