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The economic security of Americans has been deteriorating over the past decade – and particularly during the current recession. Many predict that the economy will get worse before it gets better. Americans and our institutions have not been challenged to such an extent in several generations, and some question our resiliency.
NASI's 22nd Annual Conference examined the implications of the recession for social insurance policies in the areas of: job loss, health care coverage, retirement income, disability and work-injury benefits, and long-term care. Over 300 conference participants had the opportunity to discuss prospects for transformational change in the U.S. economy and opportunities for strengthening our social safety net with the nation's leading experts on social insurance.
Who attended? Policy analysts, researchers, congressional staff, labor union representatives, industry leaders, students, advocates, federal employees and other individuals who want to understand and help develop solutions to the serious challenges facing our country.
William J. Arnone, Retired Partner in the Employee Financial Services practice of Ernst & Young;
Harriet Komisar, Senior Research Analyst, The Hilltop Institute, University of Maryland at Baltimore County; and
William Rodgers, III, Professor of Public Policy and Chief Economist, The Heldrich Center, Rutgers University
Jane Bryant Quinn of Bloomberg LLP spoke at the dinner on January 21. Quinn is a contributing editor for Newsweek and writes a syndicated column for The Washington Post. In her keynote speech, titled “What People Could Learn From the Bad Economy (If They Tried),” Quinn highlighted important lessons for personal investing and finance. Her latest book, Making the Most of Your Money Now (published December 2009), revises the original bestselling book with practical advice for successfully managing personal finances in the new economy.
Over two dozen NASI Members exhibited their latest publications at the Conference. The publications cover a wide range of topics within the field of social insurance. For a list of books in the exhibit, and how-to-order information, please click here.
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