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James E. Oatman

Solutions Partner

Jim Oatman heads McKinsey Advanced Healthcare Analytics (MAHA). He joined the firm in 2012 to lead the development of healthcare actuarial and advanced analytics tools and capabilities. Jim has advised payor clients on products and pricing under the Affordable Care Act. He has helped clients design improved actuarial and analytic capabilities, and has advised them on targeted customer acquisition, retention, and distribution strategies.

Before joining McKinsey, Jim was general manager of individual business at WellPoint and, earlier, chief actuary at Assurant Health. He holds an MBA from McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and actuarial science from the University of Waterloo. He has served as individual committee chairperson of the Americas Health Insurance Plans, and as co-chairman of the Individual Medical Rate Filing Task Force of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is a fellow of the Society of Actuaries (FSA).