Social Security

Financial sustainability and other topics related to the Social Security program.

Pension Committee and Social Security Committee joint work group document addressing better ways to educate the public about retirement planning. The committees suggest changes to current Social Security publications, specifically the "Thinking of Retiring?" special insert to the annual Social Security Statement for workers 55 or older and the "When to Start Receiving Retirement Benefits" publication (05-10147). (July 1, 2008)

Social Insurance Committee annual issue brief offering an actuarial perspective on the Social Security Trustees Report. (May 1, 2008)

Social Security Committee issue brief evaluating the structure of basic Social Security benefits. (September 1, 2007)

Social Security Committee issue brief examining Social Security benefits for women. (July 2, 2007)

Social Insurance Committee annual issue brief offering an actuarial perspective on the Social Security Trustees Report.  (May 1, 2007)

Social Security Committee issue brief on Investing Social Security Assets in the Securities Market.
(March 1, 2007)

Social Insurance Committee monograph presenting an overview of proposed reforms to the Social Security program. (January 1, 2007)

Social Security Committee issue brief on the use of stochastic models in analyzing Social Security.
(October 1, 2005)

Senior Pension Fellow testimony to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security on the topic of protecting and strengthening Social Security. (June 14, 2005)

Social Insurance Committee 2004 election guide on "The Questions Candidates Should Answer About ... Social Security Reform." (March 1, 2004)

Social Security Committee issue brief examining social adequacy and individual equity in Social Security (updates a 1998 issue brief.) (January 1, 2004)

Social Insurance Committee letter to the Social Security trustees about a technical panel recommendation on measuring unfunded obligations. (December 19, 2003)

Social Insurance Committee issue brief that examines the issues that policymakers would need to address if they were to create an individual account program for Social Security. (October 1, 2003)

Workers' Compensation Subcommittee letter to the Social Security Committee of the International Actuarial Association (IAA) regarding draft IAA guidelines of actuarial practice for social security programs. (October 7, 2002)

Workers' Compensation Subcommittee letter to the International Actuarial Association (IAA) regarding draft IAA guidelines of actuarial practice for social security programs. (September 27, 2002)

Social Security Committee issue brief examining quantitative measures for evaluating Social Security reform proposals. (April 1, 2002)

Social Security Committee issue brief examining annuitization of Social Security individual accounts.
(November 1, 2001)

Senior Pension Fellow's testimony to the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security regarding efforts to inform the public about Social Security.
(April 11, 2000)

Speech by Ron Gebhardtsbauer, Senior Pension Fellow at the Academy, on "Social Security Options and Their Effects on Different Demographic Groups" prepared for a congressionally sponsored town forum. (June 21, 1999)

Academy written testimony for a nationwide teleconference on women and Social Security. (January 23, 1999)