Creating Effective Public and Private Disability Policy: Thinking Outside the Box

Monday, December 3, 2007 ~ A free policy workshop
**Pre-registration for this event is closed. Limited on-site registration might be available on a first-come, first-served basis.**

This workshop explores research and practice in public and private disability programs to learn how both sectors can work better for persons with disabilities.


12:30pm Lunch

1:00pm Welcome
  • Margaret Simms, President of NASI
  • Winthrop Cashdollar, America's Health Insurance Plans
1:10pm Opening Challenge: Laurel Beedon, NASI's Senior Fellow
  • How are private and public disability insurance (DI) working together to the benefit of people with disabilities?
  • Are there particularly successful or challenging experiences from which both sectors can learn?
  • Is system integration as efficient as it should/can be?
  • What can private DI do that public DI can't and vice versa?
  • What can private DI insurers do to help the public DI program and the beneficiaries it serves?
  • Does Canada have different successes or challenges than the U.S.?
1:15pm Presenters
Presenters bring experience from private insurance, public programs, clinical work and research.
  • Ken Mitchell, Unum
  • James Prochaska, University of Rhode Island
  • Michael Sullivan, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
  • Richard Balkus, Social Security Administration
2:15pm Q & A

2:30pm Break

2:45pm Discussion, launched by NASI's Disability Policy Advisory Group
  • Dorothy Watson, Consultant
  • David Wittenburg, Mathematica
  • Tony Young, NISH
3:00pm Open Discussion, all attendees

4:00pm Adjourn

Funded by America's Health Insurance Plans, UNUM, and the Ford Foundation.
December 3rd, 2007 12:30 PM   through   4:00 PM
H-137 Capitol Building, East Capitol St & 1st Street
(Use the Independence Avenue entrance)
-If traveling by cab arrive at Independence Ave & 1st St SE-
Washington, DC 20001
United States
Topics Social Security, Disability
Contact Name Sarah Cody
Contact Email

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