Theodore A. Prospect FSA MAAA
Senior Vice President, Data Strategy and Analytics Officer
Applied Research, UnitedHealth Group
Ted Prospect has 30+ years of health strategy, design and actuarial experience with over a decade at UnitedHealth Group conducting research, developing pilots and supporting enterprise analytics for new products and services. Ted serves as an industry wide resource through his involvement in multiple cross industry initiatives. He also leads efforts to leverage UnitedHealth Group’s internal data and resources for innovative product development and to address critical health care issues facing the country.
Ted currently leads multiple research initiatives for the Applied Research team in Corporate Affairs, including internal and external-facing projects and partnerships. In this role, he works with a range of individuals including leading health economists, actuaries and others and oversees development of academic partnerships and initiatives that leverage enterprise data. Previously, Ted played a leadership role in the development of the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), a non-partisan, non-profit organization that provides complete, accurate, unbiased information about health care utilization and costs to better understand the U.S. health care system. He serves as chair of HCCI’s Data Integrity Committee and is a member of HCCI’s Governing Board.
Ted co-authored the working paper The United States of Diabetes, a related article published in Health Affairs as well as an article Comparative Effectiveness and Costs of Insulin Pump Therapy for Diabetes published in the American Journal of Managed Care. He is a regular presenter and participant on expert panels on topics related to payment and delivery reform, value-based payment, and the source of cost growth in health care.
Prior to joining UnitedHealth Group, Ted was a partner and senior manager at Hewitt Associates. He is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a member of the American Academy of Actuaries and earned his bachelor’s degree in Applied Math and Business from Carnegie Mellon University.