Envisioning the Future of Social Insurance in a Competitive Economy

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June 8, 2011, 1:00 pm 4:30 pm
Location
Washington Court Hotel
525 New Jersey Avenue, NW
Atrium Ballroom
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Contact Elizabeth Lamme

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?

AGENDA

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
    Discussant
  • Trudy Lieberman, Columbia Journalism Review
    Discussant

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.