Nonstandard Work and Social Insurance: Designing Risk Protections for a Changing Workforce

Nonstandard Work and Social Insurance: Designing Risk Protections for a Changing Workforce

January 29, 2018, 5:00 pm January 30, 2018, 5:00 pm
National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
United States
Contact Kristine Quinio
Conference Fees
Standard Registration Rates
Academy Member / Associate Member $ 550.00
Standard / Non-Member $ 900.00
Student (Must show proof of enrollment) $ 100.00

Overview: The standard employment relationship has been eroding for decades, a process which has been accelerated by the emergence of apps that facilitate contingent work for multiple clients or employers. While the traditional structure of social insurance programs works well for a majority of the workforce, reforms are needed to broaden coverage for the growing ranks of workers in nonstandard employment relationships.

Among the issues the conference will address are:

  • How do current workforce trends map with the existing social insurance infrastructure?
  • Which populations are put at risk by nonstandard employment?
  • How do the risks and policy challenges differ across domains such as retirement security, health insurance, unemployment insurance, injury at work, and paid leave? 
  • How can coverage be broadened without creating structures that inordinately incentivize misclassification or overburden workers or employers?
  • How can risk be pooled where no standard employment relationship exists?
  • Could contingent workers be integrated into existing social insurance programs, or are alternative solutions, such as Universal Basic Income, required?


Monday, January 29, 2018 
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Membership Meeting (Active Academy Members Only)
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: Opening Reception 

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Main Conference Sessions