Testimony

Ellen Kleinstuber, vice-chairperson of the Academy’s Pension Committee, testimony at an ERISA Advisory Council hearing on model notices and disclosures to help defined benefit plan participants understand their options when offered lump-sum distributions in a pension risk transfer transaction. (May 28, 2015)

Donald Fuerst, senior pension fellow, written testimony to the Senate Special Committee on Aging for its hearing on “Bridging the Gap: How Prepared are Americans for Retirement?” (March 13, 2015)

Janet Barr, former chairperson of the Academy’s Social Security Committee, post-hearing testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance following its hearing on “Social Security: Is a Key Foundation of Economic Security Working for Women?” (January 15, 2015)

Janet Barr, former chairperson of the Academy’s Social Security Committee, testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing on “Social Security: Is a Key Foundation of Economic Security Working for Women?” (December 9, 2014)

Senior Pension Fellow Donald Fuerst testimony to U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy hearing on the state of U.S. retirement security.
(March 12, 2014)

Senior Pension Fellow Donald Fuerst’s testimony at a House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Social Security, hearing that examines bipartisan proposals to adjust Social Security benefits and their impacts on the program’s solvency, finances, beneficiaries, workers, and the economy. (May 23, 2013)

Senior Pension Fellow testimony before the ERISA Advisory Council on Employee Welfare and Pension Benefit Plans. (June 12, 2012)

Public Interest Committee Chairperson testimony to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. Tom Terry, the Committee Chairperson, told the subcommittee that actuaries believe it necessary for policymakers to act promptly in considering options for putting Social Security on a path toward sustainable solvency. 
(July 8, 2011)

Pension Practice Council's testimony to the Senate Special Committee on Aging for a hearing entitled "The Retirement Challenge: Making Savings Last a Lifetime." (June 11, 2010)

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)

Pension Practice Council testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee regarding Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) reform. (April 26, 2005)

Pension Practice Council testimony to the House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations regarding strengthening the defined benefit (DB) pension system and long-term solutions to reform. (April 29, 2004)

Pension Practice Council testimony to the ERISA Advisory Council regarding funding problems facing the traditional defined benefit (DB) pension system. (July 24, 2003)

Senior Pension Fellow testimony to the House Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations regarding the health and future of defined benefit (DB) pension plans. (June 4, 2003)

Senior Pension Fellow to the Senate Finance Committee regarding funding challenges for defined benefit (DB) pension plans. (March 11, 2003)

Pension Practice Council testimony to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) meeting on regulations regarding minimum required distributions. (October 9, 2002)

Senior Pension Fellow testimony to the House Ways and Means Committee's Subcommittee on Oversight regarding retirement security and defined benefit pension plans. (June 20, 2002)

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)

Senior Pension Fellow testimony to the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee regarding hybrid pension plan coverage. (September 21, 1999)

Senior Pension Fellow's testimony to an ERISA Advisory Council working group regarding the use of surplus pension assets. (May 5, 1999)