October 05, 2015
On Oct. 5, 2015, Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello participated in the Capitol Hill panel discussion, “Health Insurance Marketplaces in 2016: What to Expect,” organized by the Alliance for Health Reform. The discussion was televised and live-streamed on C-SPAN2.

Use the fast-forward button in the video player to jump to Uccello’s opening statement, at the 15:20 mark.
February 19, 2015
In this radio segment that originally aired in Philadelphia on Feb. 15, 2015, Senior Pension Fellow Donald Fuerst interviews with iHeartRadio's Loraine Ballard Morrill about the financial impact of the aging of our population on major public programs and different generations.

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December 09, 2014
Watch Janet Barr, former chairperson of the Academy’s Social Security Committee, testify before the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance hearing on “Social Security: Is a Key Foundation of Economic Security Working for Women?”

  1. 0:33:31 Hearing opened by Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.)
  2. 0:47:45 Barr introduced by Chairman Wyden 
  3. 1:05:08 Barr testifies before the committee
November 13, 2014
Watch this video of former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ opening keynote remarks at the Academy’s Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum on Nov. 13, 2014. Sebelius thanked the actuarial profession for its critical work while she served as secretary (2009-2014) and at the state level in Kansas, where she served as insurance commissioner from 1995 to 2003 and as governor from 2003 to 2009. She also acknowledged the Academy’s work in the health policy arena, and shared insights on important trends in improving quality of care and lowering costs. Sebelius concluded, “[T]he work that you are able to do with not only an analysis of trends and issues, but looking and forecasting into the future, will be more important than it has ever been, because we are on a new horizon.”

November 13, 2014
On Nov. 13, 2014, at the Academy's Annual Meeting and Public Policy Forum, the Academy released and discussed the first assessments that grade retirement-income systems and proposals using the Academy’s “Retirement for the AGES” framework:
  • South Dakota Retirement System Assessment
  • USA Retirement Funds Assessment
  • New Brunswick Shared Risk Model Assessment
  • Traditional Defined Benefit Plan Under Current System Assessment
  • Safe Harbor Defined Contribution Plan Under Current System Assessment

Moderator: Don Fuerst, Senior Pension Fellow, American Academy of Actuaries; Panelists: Eric Keener, Forward Thinking Task Force, American Academy of Actuaries; Hank Kim, National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems; Rowland Davis, Center for American Progress