Actuaries Set to Discuss Financial Condition of Medicare and Social Security

Date: 
May 12, 2011

 

What: The American Academy of Actuaries Medicare and Social Security experts will be standing by to offer an actuarial perspective after the programs’ trustees release their 2011 annual reports.

The Academy encourages policymakers to address both programs’ financial issues. Regarding Medicare, the actuaries believe that efforts to resolve its solvency and sustainability concerns should focus on reducing long-term medical care spending growth and have just released a brief that outlines various options. Regarding Social Security, the actuaries believe that the program’s financial challenges should be addressed immediately and that an increase in the retirement age should be included as part of any reform effort.

Who:

On Medicare issues...

 
 

Cori Uccello, Senior Health Fellow

 
 

American Academy of Actuaries

 
     
 

On Social Security issues...

 
 

Janet Barr, Chairperson of the Social Insurance Committee

 
 

American Academy of Actuaries

 
     
  On retirement age issues...  
  Tom Terry, Chairperson of the Public Interest Committee  
  American Academy of Actuaries  
     

When:

Friday, May 13, 2011

 
   

Contact: To schedule an interview, please contact Andrew Simonelli, assistant director of communications for the American Academy of Actuaries, at 202.785.7872 or Simonelli@actuary.org. For more information on the American Academy of Actuaries, please visit: http://www.actuary.org/

The American Academy of Actuaries is a 17,000-member professional association whose mission is to serve the public on behalf of the U.S. actuarial profession. The Academy assists public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries in the United States.  

SOURCE: American Academy of Actuaries

Media contact: Andrew Simonelli, assistant director of communications for the American Academy of Actuaries, 202-785-7872, simonelli@actuary.org