Capitol Hill Briefing: An Actuarial Perspective on the 2011 Social Security Trustees Report

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-11
 

An Actuarial Perspective on the 2011 Social Security Trustees Report

Highlights from the report and public policy options to address Social Security's long-term financial soundness


Come to this Capitol Hill briefing to gain insights on the 2011 Social Security Trustees Report and hear about reform options that, if enacted now, could help address Social Security's long-term financial soundness. The briefing will include a presentation of new financial projections from the 2011 Social Security Trustees Report, and a discussion of options available to policymakers to reform Social Security.

Find out

  • How have Social Security's financial projections changed from last year?
  • What does it mean to say the system is not in actuarial balance?
  • What is sustainable solvency?
  • What are the implications of waiting to reform Social Security?
  • How do demographic trends come into play?
  • What can policymakers and the government do to address the program's long-term financial challenges?

Speakers

  • Janet M. Barr, MAAA, ASA, EA
    Chairperson, Academy Social Insurance Committee
    Associate Actuary, Milliman Inc.
  • Stephen C. Goss, MAAA, ASA
    Member, Academy Social Insurance Committee
    Chief Actuary, Social Security Administration

Registration

This briefing is open to Academy members and the public. Space is limited—reserve your seat today for the May 26 Capitol Hill briefing.

Information for media

Media advisory.

Questions?

Please contact Jessica Thomas at the Academy (thomas@actuary.org; 202-223-8196) with questions.