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Aug 20, 2013, 00:01 ET
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In New Sign of Economic Recovery, Workers' Compensation Benefits, Employer Costs Rise

Workers' compensation benefits, which often grow with employment and earnings, increased in 2011 as the U.S. economy continued its recovery....

Aug 14, 2013, 08:00 ET

"Social Security: Americans Agree" Video Celebrates the Program's 78th Birthday and Highlights Surprising Survey Results

 Across generations, race and ethnicity, party affiliations, and income levels, large majorities of Americans agree that they are willing to...

Jun 21, 2013, 13:02 ET

Alice M. Rivlin to Receive 2013 Robert M. Ball Award for Outstanding Achievements in Social Insurance

Hundreds of Washington's leading policymakers and budget experts will gather to toast Alice M. Rivlin as she is awarded this year's Robert M. Ball...

May 23, 2013, 13:06 ET

Social Security Disability Insurance: Action Needed to Address Finances

 A new brief from the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) on Social Security Disability Insurance (DI) finds that a temporary...

May 08, 2013, 17:52 ET

Apoyo al Seguro Social es especialmente fuerte entre los afroamericanos e hispanos

Los afroamericanos e hispanos  apoyan sólidamente al Seguro Social, según un informe publicado hoy por la organización no...

May 08, 2013, 11:10 ET

Support for Social Security Especially Strong Among African Americans and Hispanics

 Support for Social Security is particularly strong among African Americans and Hispanics, according to a brief released today by the...

Jan 31, 2013, 08:00 ET

Americans Make Hard Choices on Social Security, Prefer to Raise Payroll Taxes and Increase Benefits

Survey finds sharp contrast between what Americans want and what lawmakers are talking about  Americans support Social Security and...

Sep 18, 2012, 14:36 ET

New Report Provides Guidance For States On Technology Infrastructure For Health Insurance Exchanges

Lessons from the "Early Innovator" and Advanced Implementation States One of the most challenging aspects for states working to implement...

Aug 14, 2012, 09:40 ET

"Just the Facts" Video Debuts on the 77th Anniversary of Social Security

 Just in time for Social Security's 77th anniversary, the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) released an animated, short, video that...

Aug 02, 2012, 10:15 ET

Slow Recovery Affects Workers' Compensation Benefits and Costs

Workers' compensation benefits declined to $57.5 billion in 2010 according to a report released today by the National Academy of Social...

May 10, 2012, 10:37 ET

New Study Finds That Unprecedented Amount Of Cross-Agency Coordination Needed To Ensure Successful Management Of New Insurance Marketplaces

 As states decide whether to establish and operate their own health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or have the federal...

Apr 20, 2012, 09:24 ET

Experts Offer 'Exit Strategy' for Social Security Payroll Tax Holiday

New Fact Sheet Explains Implications of Tax Holiday for Social Security's Long-Term Financing The contributions that workers pay for Social...

Dec 20, 2011, 10:56 ET

Health Experts Tackle Complexities of New Exchange Options

Lay Out Considerations for Federal Role in Exchanges States and stakeholders get a first look at different models for health insurance...

Oct 19, 2011, 14:10 ET

Unemployment Insurance Program Faces Unprecedented Borrowing, New NASI Brief Considers Legislative Proposals to Improve Solvency

Although unemployment insurance (UI) benefits have helped stabilize incomes for millions of families and have provided a boost to the economy,...

Sep 15, 2011, 13:15 ET

The Super Committee and Social Security: Should the Bowles-Simpson Proposals be on the Table?

As the work of the congressional "Super Committee" to reduce the deficit gets underway, some have suggested turning to the proposals of Fiscal...

Aug 16, 2011, 08:30 ET

Job Losses Cause Workers' Compensation Coverage and Costs to Fall

The number of workers covered by workers' compensation dropped by 4.4 percent in 2009, the biggest decrease in two decades, according to a report...

Aug 16, 2011, 08:30 ET

Washington State Workers' Compensation Benefits Increase

Workers' compensation benefits for Washington workers injured on the job increased by 5.4 percent to $2.3 billion in 2009, according to a study...

Aug 16, 2011, 08:30 ET

Oregon Workers' Compensation Benefits Increase

Workers' compensation benefits to workers injured on the job in Oregon increased by 2.6 percent to $623 million in 2009, according to a study...

Aug 16, 2011, 08:30 ET

California Workers' Compensation Benefits Decline

Workers' compensation benefits for workers injured on the job in California decreased 1.6 percent to $9.3 billion in 2009, according to a study...

Aug 16, 2011, 08:30 ET

Michigan Workers' Compensation Benefits Increase

Workers' compensation benefits for Michigan workers injured on the job increased 7.3 percent to $1.5 billion in 2009, according to a study released...

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