June 8, 2011

    A policy seminar held in conjunction with NASI’s 25th Anniversary celebration

    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

    ModeratorWilliam 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.