Bernon R. Erickson Jr., ASA, FCA, MAAA Principal

Bernie is considered the industry’s leading actuarial expert for small group Level - Funded healthcare plans.

He founded AST with twenty-eight years of actuarial industry experience. AST is Bernie’s second start-up, having previously founded Actuarial Management Company (AMC) in 1996, the innovative actuarial consulting firm emphasizing insurance program management in concert with long-term, partnership-based clients, which became the industry standard for active actuarial and consultative insurance program management. Bernie and AMC became particularly known for turning problem blocks of business into successes, and lauded for producing monthly comprehensive and innovative analysis.Before AMC, he was recruited as part of the executive team to build the fully insured business line for IHC, a New York Stock Exchange publicly traded company. He began as Chief Health Actuary, led a team of 25, performed valuation and product development activity for a diversified product line, and was responsible for underwriting performance. He became President of the Fully Insured Division, led a division of over 300 people within six operating companies, and was responsible for portfolio top and bottom lines and operating company results.

Bill Ashley Principal

Bill is Chief Executive Officer of Allied National, a leading program management company for small group, Level - Funded health plans.

Bill earned a bachelor's degree in economics with minors in sociology and political science in 1979 from Pitzer College in Claremont, Calif. Shortly after graduating, he joined Allied full-time. Less than a year later, he assumed responsibility of Allied's data processing needs. In 1990, he took over the management responsibilities that were performed by the company's founder. As CEO, he is responsible for charting the company's strategic direction and the development of new products and opportunities. He was named "2012 Person of the Year" by Munich Health North America, one of three business segments of Munich Re.