A year ago (February 2020), I wrote a piece on the importance of values-driven social insurance. In this piece, I asked: What are the underlying values that make social insurance resonate with most Americans? Is there a normative framework through which social insurance might be viewed? Will values emerge as
The National Academy of Social Insurance has launched a new Task Force to identify and assess options for improving retirement security for older workers who are either in physically demanding jobs, facing health challenges, or both, but who do not currently qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). “Long before
The Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance has approved the election of 56 distinguished experts as Academy Members, bringing the total active membership to over 1,100. (A complete list of individuals newly elected to the Academy may be found below.) “It is my privilege to welcome
COVID-19 Task Force at the National Academy of Social Insurance launches with Epidemiology Working Group
The National Academy of Social Insurance has launched a new Task Force on the potential impacts of COVID-19 on the population, the economy, and social insurance in the United States. “The pandemic has laid bare major weaknesses and gaps in our existing social insurance ecosystem,” said William Arnone, Chief Executive
The nonpartisan National Academy of Social Insurance has launched a Task Force on Unemployment Insurance (UI) to help policymakers across the country and new federal leaders improve key aspects of the UI program. Over the next 8-10 months, the 19 members of the UI Task Force (see list below) will
The National Academy of Social Insurance (Academy) has voluntarily recognized Academy Workers United (AWU) – the organization’s first-ever collective bargaining unit, which will be represented by the Nonprofit Professional Employees Union (NPEU). “We are thrilled to be forming a union that will ensure the personal and professional development of all
Latin offers us a phrase that aptly captures 2020: “annus horribilis.” The COVID-19 pandemic, the severe economic catastrophe it is causing, and the ongoing violence directed at people of color combined to bring anguish, illness, and death to millions of people across the United States. Hardships have been numerous, and
This is the first in a series of articles about the 2020 election, its aftermath, and implications for social insurance policy.
Despite a relentless attempt to undermine the results of the 2020 election, our nation is preparing for the start of a new Administration and the 117th Congress.
The National Academy of Social Insurance plays a valuable nonpartisan role in this process by providing policymakers, journalists, educators, other leaders, and the public with knowledge about the nation's social insurance programs. We work with Academy Members and partners to provide objective, evidence-based analyses, policy options, and answers to questions facing policymakers.
We recently learned of the passing of two Academy Members: Thomas Golden and Michael Wiseman.