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In Memoriam: Paul O’Neill

Academy Founding Member Paul H. O’Neill passed away on April 18th. Paul O’Neill’s career was characterized by candor, foresight, and courage. His tenure at Alcoa was marked by his commitment to worker safety and better labor relations. As Treasury Secretary in 2001 and 2002, he opposed tax cuts and urged more aggressive measures to combat global warming. He prided himself on being a non-ideological pragmatist who valued facts and evidence.

Before serving as Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, O’Neill was Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Alcoa and President of International Paper. He also served as Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget (then called the Bureau of the Budget). His first job after graduating college was at the U.S. Veterans Administration.

April 20th, 2020|

Sixty-Four Experts Elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance

WASHINGTON, DC — The Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance has approved the election of 64 distinguished social insurance experts to the Academy, adding to the total active Membership of over 1,100. (A complete list of individuals newly-elected to the Academy may be found below.)

The Academy advances solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security. This mission encompasses established social insurance programs – Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, Social Security, Medicare – as well as related policy areas, including health care, long-term services and supports, paid leave, other social assistance programs, and private employee benefits.

January 8th, 2020|

Health Economist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology wins 2020 John Heinz Dissertation Award

The National Academy of Social Insurance announces Michael Stepner as the winner of the 2020 John Heinz Dissertation Award. Stepner will receive a $3,500 prize and travel expenses to Washington, DC, where he will receive the award on March 4, as part of the Academy’s 2020 conference on Healthcare Coverage and Costs: Assessing Medicare-Based Approaches. He joins a prestigious network of over 40 previous Heinz Dissertation Award recipients – top scholars in social insurance and closely related fields. Stepners’s dissertation, “Essays on Health and Social Insurance,” was submitted for his doctorate in Economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Stepner was nominated for this honor by Amy Finkelstein, Professor of Economics at MIT.

December 11th, 2019|

Interdisciplinary Study Panel on Economic Security launches at the National Academy of Social Insurance

The National Academy of Social Insurance has launched a new Study Panel on Economic Security, with thirty experts (see list below) from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds, to produce a comprehensive report on income supports and related policies within our nation’s range of economic security programs. The nation’s social insurance infrastructure effectively serves millions of Americans, but rising inequality and demographic changes are among a number of factors exposing gaps in programs initially established during the Great Depression.

November 15th, 2019|

Health Policy and Social Security Experts Carroll Estes and Theodore Marmor receive the 2019 Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance

Carroll Estes and Theodore (Ted) Marmor will each receive the 2019 Robert M. Ball Award, presented by the National Academy of Social Insurance (the Academy) at the National Press Club on June 27, 2019. Guest speakers to offer reflections on Carroll Estes’ contributions include Harriet Miers, former White House counsel to George W. Bush, and Kevin Prindiville, Executive Director of Justice in Aging. Speakers reflecting on Ted Marmor’s accomplishments include Bill Drayton, CEO of Ashoka, and Jerry Mashaw, Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law at Yale Law School.

Carroll Estes and Ted Marmor have both devoted their careers to social insurance education and policy research. They continue to provide the vocabulary we need to regenerate social insurance for this new Millennium.

June 28th, 2019|

PRESS RELEASE: Fifty-Two Experts Elected to the National Academy of Social Insurance

WASHINGTON, DC — The Board of Directors of the National Academy of Social Insurance has approved the election of 52 distinguished social insurance experts to the Academy, bringing the total active Membership to over 1,100. (A complete list of individuals newly-elected to the Academy can be found below.)

The Membership of the Academy is central to its mission – to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security. The Academy’s work encompasses established social insurance programs – Workers’ Compensation, Unemployment Insurance, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid – as well as related areas of healthcare policy, long-term services and supports, paid leave, other social assistance programs, and private employee benefits.

February 14th, 2018|

National Academy of Social Insurance Supports Research On Health Economics with 2018 John Heinz Dissertation Award

Daniel Sebastian Tello-Trillo is the 2018 winner of the John Heinz Dissertation Award. Tello-Trillo, Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Economics at the University of Virginia, receives this prestigious recognition for his dissertation, “Essays on Health Economics and Health Behaviors.” The dissertation was submitted for his doctorate in Economics from the Graduate School of Vanderbilt University. As the winner of the 2018 Heinz Dissertation Award, Tello-Trillo receives $3,000 in prize money and an expense-paid trip to Washington, DC, where he will receive the Award at the Annual Membership Meeting of the National Academy of Social Insurance on January 29, 2018, at the National Press Club. The Annual Membership Meeting immediately precedes the Academy’s 30th annual policy conference on Nonstandard Work & Social Insurance: Designing Risk Protections for a Changing Workforce.

December 8th, 2017|
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