If you missed the March 7 webinar on lifetime income, you can download the slides for free or order a recording of the webinar for a small fee. Noel Abkemeier and Tonya Manning, co-chairpersons of the Academy’s Joint Lifetime Income Risk Task Force, provided an overview of the risks of inadequate lifetime income, current options to address the risks, and the range of policy solutions to help retirees better prepare for managing lifetime retirement needs. Tom Terry, chairperson of the Public Interest Committee, also announced new Academy initiatives underway to advance the discussions surrounding longevity risk.
The Academy hosted a jointly sponsored Capitol Hill briefing, Important New Research Findings Indicate a “Rising Tide” of Contributions Facing Defined Benefit Pensions, with the Society of Actuaries on Oct. 11 to present new research findings from the actuarial profession that illustrate a “rising tide” of pension funding challenges facing the private defined benefit system. Presenters discussed important implications for plan sponsors, beneficiaries, and policymakers.
Presenters from the American Academy of Actuaries and Society of Actuaries discussed new research findings from the actuarial profession that illustrate pension funding challenges facing the private defined benefit system. Presenters also 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.
Academy Public Interest Committee Chairperson Tom Terry sent a letter to House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee Chairman Sam Johnson and Ranking Member Xavier Becerra in response to follow-up questions from Terry's July 8 testimony on the Social Security retirement age. The letter addressed ways in which policymakers can boost incentives for older workers to work longer.( )
The Academy's Social Security Committee released an updated issue brief on automatic adjustment mechanisms that could help address actuarial balance challenges facing Social Security.( )
The Academy's Public Interest Committee Chairperson Tom Terry testified today to the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security. Terry 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. He said that when exploring the options and considering continued life expectancy improvements at age 65, increasing Social Security's retirement age stands out as one of the most obvious choices.