Lewis & Ellis Inc.


Vice President
Consulting Actuary, Trenton, NJ


Yuri joined Lewis & Ellis in 2018 specializing in retirement, post-retirement medical and healthcare benefits. Yuri has 25 years of experience as a pension and benefits actuary, and has been the lead actuary for sponsors of several large US and international public and private pension and medical programs. Yuri is an expert in pension and health benefit regulation including Pension Protection Act (PPA), Affordable Care Act (ACA), pension and post-retirement medical benefit accounting under FASB, GASB and IAS provisions. Prior to joining Lewis & Ellis, Yuri provided consulting service with a wide range of US and international companies, including private, public and non-for-profit organizations.  These include, among others, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, United States Postal Service, NJ Department of Banking and Insurance, Banco Santander Central Hispano US Offices, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New Jersey Transit, New York City Office of Management and Budget and City of Baltimore.

Yuri’s principal role is to act as leading day-to-day consultant for the client, provide broad technical expertise related to different benefit program design, maintenance, evaluation and administration, to comply with Internal Revenue Code (US), Affordable Care Act (ACA), Financial and Government Accounting Standard Boards (FASB and/or GASB) rules, and IAS19 International Accounting rules, and helping private and public entities to evaluate the impact from the different aspects of the evolving healthcare reform.

Yuri played a key role in conducting the successful audit of the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS) and New York City Employees Retirement Systems (NYCERS). Yuri was hired to provide the necessary technical expertise and expert witness report by different law firms to support the litigation cases involved the proper setting of the actuarial assumptions, calculations of the actuarial liability in accordance with different statutory requirements and interpretation of the plan documents. He participates and leads the responses to RFP’s, as well as client presentations.

Prior to joining Lewis & Ellis, Yuri was a Director with Pension & Retirement Benefit Practice for KPMG where he played key roles in the marketing activities and new business development efforts and led managed major projects. Before that Yuri was a Senior Principal at Hay Group where he helped clients to design, administer and evaluate competitive benefit programs to provide employees with comprehensive benefits at manageable cost.  While with Hay Group, Yuri has lead the team that has assisted the federal agency Centers for Medicare and Medicare ("CMS") to audit and perform bid reviews of Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug plans.


Yuri holds a PhD in Mathematics from Moscow State University (Russia), and a MA in Computer Science from Moscow Institute of Steel and Alloys (Russia). Yuri is an Associate of the Society of Actuaries, Enrolled Actuary with US Internal Revenue Service, Member of American Academy of Actuaries and Fellow of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries. 


Yuri co-authored the article “City of Baltimore at an Inflection Point – Bending the Mix of Total Remuneration”, Reward Strategy and Practice Section, Journal of Compensation and Benefits, July/August 2014


Yuri is a member of the Healthcare Reform Group of the Conference of Consulting Actuaries.