Gavin Swain

Board of Governors

Vice President and Chief Actuary
Hawaii Medical Service Association
Gavin Swain, Vice President and Chief Actuary, Hawaii Medical Service Association. Gavin oversees the actuarial and underwriting departments, as well as various financial planning and analysis functions. During his four years with the company, Gavin has also led the Market and Product Strategy department, as well as served as the line of business owner for HMSA’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) business. Gavin has more than two decades of experience in the health insurance industry that includes overseeing pricing for UnitedHealthcare’s western region commercial business and more recently serving as the regional actuarial director for Kaiser Permanente’s Hawaii region before joining HMSA.

Gavin is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a Member of the American Academy of Actuaries. He is originally from South Africa, where he graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Science degree before immigrating to the United States in the late 1990s. Gavin enjoys the outdoors and is an avid surfer and former paraglider and skydiving instructor.
Back to top

Email Sign Up


If you are a member, please login below to manage your subscription. Otherwise, click "Continue to Subscribe"


Continue to Subscribe


Fill out the fields below to receive HEC emails.

How did you hear about HEC?

I would like to receive the following:

News & Updates
Training Events Notices