The Social Security section of "Learn" draws on reports, briefs, fact sheets, testimony, seminars, and other items available on the website of the National Academy of Social Insurance. Its purpose is to highlight key facts and to serve as a roadmap to more complete information about Social Security on the Academy's website.
This section was updated in September 2017 by Elliot Schreur, Research Associate, of the Academy staff. Bob Rosenblatt, Academy Senior Fellow, compiled the original social insurance sourcebook, which was released in December 2003.
About the National Academy of Social Insurance
The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security. Social insurance encompasses broad-based systems for insuring workers and their families against economic insecurity caused by loss of income from work and the cost of health care. The Academy's scope covers social insurance such as Social Security; Medicare; workers' compensation; and unemployment insurance, related public assistance, and private employee benefits.