January 28, 2014
Fuerst explains to listeners of Tampa Bay's WHNZ AM1250 that a change to accounting rules requested by some members of Congress could produce less useful reporting of pension obligations.

May 30, 2013
Academy Senior Pension Fellow Don Fuerst tells Chuck Jaffee, host of the Internet radio program MoneyLife, that the sooner Congress acts to make Social Security sustainably solvent, the better. Fuerst warns that the policy options for promoting sustainable solvency will only become more limited and difficult as time goes by without action.
May 23, 2013

Senior Pension Fellow Donald Fuerst testifies at a House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee hearing on Social Security that examined bipartisan proposals to adjust Social Security benefits and their impacts on the program’s solvency, beneficiaries, workers, and the economy. Fuerst said that raising the full retirement age could help mitigate Social Security’s long-range financial problems and that addressing Social Security’s solvency now would permit more modest changes to be phased in gradually.

May 20, 2013
Academy Senior Health Fellow Cori Uccello tells the U.S. House of Representatives’ Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations that the Affordable Care Act’s health insurance issue and rating rules that apply to the individual and small group markets, which take effect Jan. 1, 2014, “will affect not only overall average premiums, but also the specific premiums that people will face. Premium changes due to the ACA health insurance market reform rules will vary across states and among individuals and will reflect many factors…”

November 15, 2011

Highlights from a conversation on public pension plan issues. The discussion developed into a feature article in the September-October issue of Contingencies magazine, which is published by the American Academy of Actuaries. Participants include actuaries: Ken Kent, Robert North, and James Rizzo.