Jean-Marc is Vice President, Research & Development for both Optimum Re Insurance (US) and Optimum Reassurance (Canada). Jean-Marc joined the Optimum Group in 1997. He is responsible for the research framework underlying the evaluation and development of innovative products. He is also responsible for the updating of Optimum’s Underwriting Manual, both for life and critical illness.
Jean-Marc has over 25 years of experience in the life insurance industry and is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries as well as a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.
Jean-Marc has extensive experience in all actuarial as well as many of the non-actuarial aspects of life insurance and Critical Illness product development.
He has spoken on a variety of underwriting, product design, claims and reinsurance topics as they relate to actuaries, underwriters and medical directors. He has written articles for On the Risk as well as various actuarial publications.
He is currently active in a number of SOA committees and Project Oversight Groups centering on mortality and underwriting as well as being a member of the Reinsurance Section Council Research team and of the SOA’s Longevity Advisory Group. He is also a member of ACLI’s Genetic Testing Task Force.
Jean-Marc graduated Summa cum Laude from Whittier College with a BA in Mathematics. He still misses his daughter who is now a sophomore in college.