Names & Faces

Smita Wacker Promoted By The Standard To Second VP And Actuary, Individual Disability Insurance

Wacker will lead all actuarial functions for the individual disability insurance business

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Standard Insurance Company (The Standard) announced today that Smita Wacker has been promoted to second vice president and actuary, Individual Disability Insurance.

Wacker has worked at The Standard since 2018, most recently as a senior director and actuary in Retirement Plans.

In her new role, she will lead all actuarial functions for the individual disability insurance business including governance and risk management, financial reporting and product pricing.

“Smita is a respected actuarial leader with significant expertise in multiple insurance businesses,” said Jeremy Horner, vice president of Individual Disability Insurance and Corporate Development at The Standard. “I am excited for Smita to bring her breadth of experience and strong relationships across the company to our IDI senior leadership team.”

Wacker earned Bachelor of Science degrees in mathematics and economics from the University of Wisconsin ­– Madison. She is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries and a member of the American Academy of Actuaries.




About The Standard
The Standard is a family of companies dedicated to helping customers achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. In business since 1906, we are a leading provider of financial protection products and services for employers and individuals. Our products include group and individual disability insurance, group life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, group dental and group vision insurance, voluntary and supplemental benefits, absence management and paid family leave services, retirement plans products and services and individual annuities. For more information about The Standard, visit and follow us on LinkedIn.
The Standard is the marketing name for StanCorp Financial Group, Inc., and its subsidiaries: Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, StanCorp Mortgage Investors, StanCorp Investment Advisers, StanCorp Real Estate, StanCorp Equities, Anthem Life Insurance Company, Anthem Life & Disability Insurance Company and Greater Georgia Life Insurance Company.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *