A Policy Forum Convened by the National Academy of Social Insurance and AARP
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A Policy Forum Convened by the National Academy of Social Insurance and AARP

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Overview: Join the National Academy of Social Insurance and AARP for a day-long exploration of bold new ideas in Social Security policy. A diverse range of policy experts will describe and debate their innovative ideas, many of which have never before been discussed in a public forum. Ideas presented will include those selected in AARP’s Policy Innovation Challenge as well as other ideas from retirement security experts.

9:30 am - 10:00 am    Registration

10:00 am - 10:10 am  Welcome

  • William J. Arnone, CEO, National Academy of Social Insurance

10:10 am - 11:10 am  Session 1: Retirement Security in an Era of Increasing and Disparate Longevity

  • Anthony Webb, The New School for Social Research, “Catch-Up Contributions: A Voluntary, Equitable, and Affordable Solution to the Retirement Savings Crisis”
  • Olivia S. Mitchell, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, “Delayed Social Security Claiming: How to Enhance Economic Security and Potentially Enhance System Solvency”
  • Gary Koenig, Vice President, Financial Security, Public Policy Institute, AARP, “Supplemental Transition Accounts for Retirement”

Moderator: Mark Miller, Retirement Columnist, Reuters

11:10 am - 12:10 pm   Session 2:  Improving Benefits for Low-Lifetime Earners

  • Pamela Herd​, Principal Investigator, Wisconsin Longitudinal Study, University of Wisconsin Madison, “A Targeted Minimum Benefit Plan (MBP): A New Proposal to Reduce Poverty among the Elderly”
  • Elizabeth Johns, Faculty Associate, Center on Aging, University of Maine, “A Revised Minimum Benefit Can Better Meet the Adequacy and Equity Standards in Social Security”
  • Kenneth Couch, University of Connecticut, “Adjust PIA Based on Lifetime Earnings and Life Expectancy Trend”

Moderator: Jason Fichtner, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University 

12:10 pm - 1:00 pm      Lunch

12:25 pm - 1:00 pm      Luncheon Keynote: Peter Diamond, Institute Professor Emeritus, MIT, “The Future of Social Security.”

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm        Session 3: Providing retirement security to caregivers and to workers in a changing workforce

  • Christian Weller, Professor of Public Policy, McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, University of Massachusetts, Boston, “Expanding Qualifying Credit Options for Social Security Benefits”
  • Debra Whitman, EVP/Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP, “Add Pre-Retirement Education Benefits into Social Security”

Moderator: Kilolo Kijakazi, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute

1:45 pm - 1:55 pm        Break

1:55 pm - 2:55 pm        Session 4: Ensuring Adequate Revenue for Social Security

  • Benjamin W. Veghte, Vice President for Policy, National Academy of Social Insurance, “Implications of Income Inequality for Social Security’s Contribution and Benefit Base” 
  • Ken Buffin, Director of Research, The Buffin Foundation, “Strengthening and Sustaining Social Security Finances Using New Automatic Adjustments”
  • Peter Diamond, Institute Professor Emeritus, MIT, “The Estate Tax as an Alternative Revenue Source”

Moderator: Kathryn Edwards, Associate Economist, RAND Corporation

2:55 pm - 3:00 pm         Wrap Up

  • Debra Whitman, Executive Vice President and Chief Public Policy Officer, AARP

When
October 19th, 2017 10:00 AM through  3:00 PM
Location
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
Horizon Ballroom
1300 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
United States
Topics
Topics Social Security
Contact
Contact Name Elliot Schreur
Contact Email eschreur@nasi.org