VIDEO & AUDIO GALLERY

November 07, 2011

Academy Senior Pension Fellow Donald Fuerst joined several other panelists, including Assistant Secretary of Labor of the Employee Benefits Security Administration Phyllis Borzi, for a discussion on retirement in America during an event hosted by the New America Foundation. The discussion was sparked by a new book, "Retirement Heist," by former Wall Street Journal reporter Ellen Schultz, who also participated in the event.

October 26, 2011

The Academy's 2009 letter to Congress that included an actuarial analysis of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act by a joint Academy/Society of Actuaries work group was cited by U.S. House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health Chairman Joe Pitts, and Reps. Charles Boustany and Phil Gingrey during a hearing held by two congressional subcommittees on the CLASS program.

 

October 17, 2011

On-air contributor Steve Hayes, a senior writer for the Weekly Standard, mentioned the Academy for its 2009 letter to Congress that included an actuarial analysis of the Community Living Assistance Services and Supports (CLASS) Act. The analysis was conducted by a joint American Academy of Actuaries/Society of Actuaries work group.

October 17, 2011

New research findings from the actuarial profession illustrate the pension funding challenges facing the private defined benefit system. Presenters from the American Academy of Actuaries and Society of Actuaries discussed important implications for plan sponsors, beneficiaries, and policymakers. Speakers: Academy Vice President Ethan Kra, SOA Vice President Tom Terry, SOA Research Actuary Joe Silvestri, and Academy Senior Pension Fellow Don Fuerst. Part 1/4


September 29, 2011
Academy Senior Pension Fellow Donald Fuerst discussed Ellen Schultz's new book, "Retirement Heist." Fuerst told host Steve Inskeep that in his professional experience, most employers have had the best interest of their organizations and employees at heart. He also said that most pension plan funding troubles are related to a poor economy and “extraordinarily complex” pension funding rules.

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