The free event explored these questions and more:
- Is social insurance the best way to manage the risks associated with health, retirement, and the vicissitudes of the labor market in the new economy?
- Which risks should be borne by individuals, which resolved by the market, and which pooled across society?
- How can these risks be managed in a way that promotes economic dynamism and growth?
1:00 pm Registration
1:20 pm Welcome
- Lisa Mensah, National Academy of Social Insurance and The Aspen Institute
1:30 pm Keynote: Social Insurance in a Competitive Economy
- Jacob Hacker, Yale University
2:15 pm Managing Risks in the New Economy and Demography
Moderator: William Rodgers III, Rutgers University
James Roosevelt, Jr., Tufts Health Plan
Securing our Health: Constraints and Possibilities
Thomas Geoghegan, Despres, Schwartz & Geoghegan, Ltd
Social Security Plus: Making Retirement Less Daunting and More Secure
Heather Boushey, Center for American Progress
Children at Risk: How Can Social Insurance Do More?
Kathleen Connell, University of California Retirement Security Institute
Trudy Lieberman, Columbia Journalism Review
3:30 pm Break
3:45 pm Social Insurance in the 21st Century: Meeting New Challenges
- Maya Rockeymoore, Global Policy Solutions
4:30 pm Adjourn
Following the policy seminar, attendees joined NASI for an evening event celebrating distinguished honorees for their outstanding contributions to America’s social insurance programs – and celebrating the vital role of social insurance for economic security and a vibrant economy.
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