Public Policy Issue Briefs

Long-Term Care Insurance: Portability
Long-Term Care (LTC) Reform Subcommittee issue brief exploring observations and challenges in LTC insurance portability, which is part of its new LTC series. (October 23, 2015)
Long-Term Care Insurance: Product Design Flexibility
Long-Term Care (LTC) Reform Subcommittee issue brief that examines the limited role played by private insurance in financing long-term care services and supports, which is part of its new LTC series. (October 23, 2015)
Long-Term Care Insurance: Pricing Flexibility
Long-Term Care (LTC) Reform Subcommittee issue brief exploring observations and concerns about pricing in LTC insurance, which is part of its new LTC series. (October 23, 2015)
Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force issue brief explaining general retirement planning considerations. (October 22, 2015)
Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force issue brief intended to give a high-level perspective on a few key risks and aspects related to lifetime income. (October 22, 2015)
Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force issue brief in the Risky Business series exploring legislative and regulatory approaches that emphasize financial literacy and education for prospective retirees, refocusing plan design on lifetime income needs, and refocusing federal retirement policies to support lifetime income needs. (October 22, 2015)
Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force issue brief in the Risky Business series providing actuarial insights regarding lifetime income planning. (October 22, 2015)
Lifetime Income Risk Joint Task Force issue brief in the Risky Business series explaining how a retiree can use the concept of “risk sharing” to help manage longevity risk through lifetime payout options and individual annuities, as well as other approaches to lessen risk. (October 22, 2015)
Social Security Committee issue brief on the Disability Insurance Trust Fund shortfall and ways to improve its long-term financial viability.
(August 20, 2015)
Pension Accounting Committee and Pension Committee issue brief on alternative expense methodologies and their theoretical rationales and implications.
(August 14, 2015)
Individual and Small Group Markets Committee issue brief providing an overview of the factors underlying the general premium rate setting and highlighting the major drivers behind why 2016 premiums could differ from those in 2015 under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). (August 5, 2015)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief in the Medicare at 50 series exploring the benefits available under the traditional fee-for-service Medicare program, as well as Medicare Advantage and supplemental policies.  (July 29, 2015)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief in the Medicare at 50 series exploring the financial challenges facing the Medicare program and highlighting the need for policy options to ensure the program's long-term sustainability. (July 29, 2015)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief in the Medicare at 50 series examining the diverse needs and characteristics of Medicare beneficiaries. (July 29, 2015)
Social Security Committee issue brief on 2015 Social Security Trustees Report examining the social insurance program’s long-term solvency issues and recommending that Congress should act soon to improve the long-term financial outlook of the program. (July 29, 2015)
Medicare Subcommittee issue brief, “Medicare’s Financial Condition: Beyond Actuarial Balance,” on significant concerns about Medicare’s long-term financial health. (July 24, 2015)
Health Practice International Committee issue brief exploring current wellness initiatives with four international case studies as examples. (July 6, 2015)
Health Care Cost Work Group issue brief addresses health care cost growth in Medicare by providing a framework for understanding and evaluating the options for reforming Medicare and their potential effects on cost growth, quality of care, and access to care. (June 5, 2015)
Health Practice Council issue brief examining the approaches included in various proposals policymakers are considering in case the Supreme Court rules in King v. Burwell that federal premium subsidies are not available for individual market plans in states participating in the federally facilitated marketplace. (May 28, 2015)
Individual and Small Group Market Task Force issue brief examining how the rules applying to groups sized 51-100 will change with the Affordable Care Act's scheduled expansion of the definition of small employers to those with up to 100 employees and what that will mean for insurance offerings in the small group market. (March 2, 2015)