**Updated to reflect the estimates of the 2012 Trustees Report.**
The primer is a PowerPoint presentation of approximately 40 slides that provides factual background about Social Security, its benefits and finances, and some policy options to improve the program. NASI's income security staff, led by Virginia Reno, Vice President for Income Security, developed the slides.
Topics covered include:
Users can download the PowerPoint presentation and sort the slides in a different order or pick and choose a subset to use. The presentation includes talking points that go with each slide. To view the talking points, simply go to View > Notes Page. The sources for the factual material are listed on each slide.
The PDF versions include both the slides and the notes pages that go with them on the same page.