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The first Study Panel of the Academy convened in 1988 at the request of U.S. Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan and resulted in a final report, The Social Security Notch Problem. Subsequent Study Panels have brought together experts from interdisciplinary fields to analyze major social insurance issues and develop reports for use by academics and researchers.
Assured Income
Caregiving and LTSS Policy
Workers’ Compensation
Social Security
Medicare and Health Policy
Unemployment Insurance

Assured Income

April, 2019
In describing the “Need for Security,” the 1935 Committee on Economic Security wrote that “the one almost all-embracing measure of security is an assured income. A program of economic security, as we vision it, must have as its primary aim the assurance of an adequate income to each human being in childhood, youth, middle age, or old age—in sickness or in health.” Although almost eighty-five years have passed since the Committee’s report, its “primary aim” remains unfulfilled.
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Caregiving and LTSS Policy

June, 2019
This report explores strategies that states could pursue to better support families in meeting evolving care needs over the lifespan. The first three chapters of the report explore the challenges families face in the realms of early child care and education (ECCE), paid family and medical leave (PFML), and long-term services and supports (LTSS).
September, 2017
Time off to provide care for the health and well-being of a family member or for a worker’s own illness or injury is a near-universal need of workers from all backgrounds. Paid family and medical leave offers protection against financial hardship for employees requiring such time away from work to provide or receive care.
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Workers’ Compensation

June, 2020
Academy Members and partners participated in a virtual roundtable discussion on recent legislative and executive responses by states across the country concerning workers’ compensation and workplace safety.
November, 2020
The 23rd annual report produced by the Academy on Workers’ Compensation: Benefits, Costs, and Coverage (2018 Data) provides the only comprehensive data on workers’ compensation benefits, coverage, and employer costs for the nation, the states, the District of Columbia, and federal programs.
February, 2021
After a decade of devastation, policymakers are finally making strides to quell the rising rate of opioid related overdose deaths (ORODs).
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Social Security

December, 2019
The National Academy of Social Insurance, in collaboration with AARP, conducted a Social Security Policy Innovations Challenge in 2019.
May, 2020
Each year, the Report of the Social Security Trustees updates projections about the future finances of Social Security’s two trust funds, the Old-Age and Survivors (OASI) Trust Fund and the Disability Insurance (DI) Trust Fund.
June, 2018
After a decade of devastation, policymakers are finally making strides to quell the rising rate of opioid related overdose deaths (ORODs).
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Medicare and Health Policy

March, 2020
Improving access to affordable, high-quality health coverage and care and containing health care spending remain formidable policy challenges for the United States.
July, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has shocked the U.S. health care system. With the highest unemployment rates since the Great Depression, millions of Americans have lost employer-sponsored health insurance.
October, 2020
The Future of Social Insurance: Insights From the Pandemic is a collection of essays by 14 previous recipients (2004-2019) of the Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance, part of the 2020 Ball Award: Campaign for Social Insurance.
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Unemployment Insurance

May, 2020
The mission of the National Academy of Social Insurance is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.
January, 2011
This report summarizes the proceedings of a national roundtable on “Strengthening Unemployment Insurance for the 21st Century,” convened by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) in Washington, DC, on July 13, 2010.
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