Thursday, May 26, 2011

An Actuarial Perspective on the 2011Social Security Trustees Report

An Actuarial Perspective on the 2011
Social Security Trustees Report



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?


  • 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


Capitol Hill Briefing: An Actuarial Perspective on the 2011 Social Security Trustees Report
May 26, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room G-11

Space is limited—reserve your seat today for the May 26 Capitol Hill briefing.


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

American Academy of Actuaries
This briefing is hosted by the American Academy of Actuaries, a 17,000-member professional association whose mission is to serve the public and the U.S. actuarial profession. The Academy assists public policymakers on all levels by providing leadership, objective expertise, and actuarial advice on risk and financial security issues. The Academy also sets qualification, practice, and professionalism standards for actuaries in the United States.

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