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.