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Academy Members and partners paticipated in a virtual roundtable on Tuesday, May 19th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. PDT on the pandemic’s impact on retirement prospects for different cohorts. Participants explored how the prospects of retiring comfortably and with dignity have been affected by the economic fallout from the crisis: current retirees; those nearing (or planning to be near) retirement; members of Generation X; and Millennials.

The online discussion was anchored by several brief presentations on how three types of retirement resources – Social Security, workplace retirement accounts, and pensions (including state systems) – have been affected, teeing up a discussion of how federal relief legislation to date might help cushion negative impacts for each, and what more is needed, both in a short-term/emergency scenario and in a more permanent/lasting sense. The roundtable featured a Q&A moderated by Cristina Martin-Firvida, AARP. See below for additional speakers.


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Shai Akabas

Bipartisan Policy Center


Tyler Bond

National Institute on Retirement Security


Abigail Zapote

Latinos for a Secure Retirement


Moderator: Cristina Martin-Firvida




May 19th, 2020 from  2:00 PM to  3:00 PM
Topics Social Security
Contact Name Meghan Griffin
Contact Email