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Aug 20, 2013, 12:01 ET 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. (Photo:...


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 pay for...


Jun 21, 2013, 01:02 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, 01:06 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 reallocation of...


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 nonpartisan...


May 08, 2013, 05:52 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 partidista National Academy...


Jan 31, 2013, 08:00 ET Americans Make Hard Choices on Social Security, Prefer to Raise Payroll Taxes and Increase Benefits

Americans support Social Security and are willing to pay more to preserve and even improve benefits, according to a new survey released today by the...


Sep 18, 2012, 02:36 ET New Report Provides Guidance For States On Technology Infrastructure For Health Insurance Exchanges

One of the most challenging aspects for states working to implement health care reform is establishing the information technology (IT) infrastructure ...


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 explains ...


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 Insurance...


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

The contributions that workers pay for Social Security have been temporarily reduced under legislation designed to get money quickly into the hands...


Dec 20, 2011, 10:56 ET Health Experts Tackle Complexities of New Exchange Options

States and stakeholders get a first look at different models for health insurance Exchanges authorized in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in a new...


Oct 19, 2011, 02:10 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, state...


Sep 15, 2011, 01:15 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 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 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 Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Benefits Remain Steady

Worker's compensation benefits for workers injured on the job in Pennsylvania remained unchanged at $2.9 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...


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...


Jun 07, 2011, 10:54 ET New Study Finds Changes Already Enacted Will Cut Social Security Benefits By 19 Percent for Future Retirees

Changes enacted by Congress in the 1980s to ensure the long-term solvency of Social Security will cut retirement benefits by 19 percent for workers...


Jun 03, 2011, 11:43 ET New Analysis Outlines "Active Purchaser" Options for Health Insurance Exchanges

States have more options than policymakers may realize to create health insurance exchanges that promote competitive and affordable insurance...


Feb 02, 2011, 10:25 ET Expert Panel Tackles Key Health Care Issue Facing States

A legislative toolkit that will assist states with the design of health insurance Exchanges — a key element of the Patient Protection and Affordable...


Nov 11, 2010, 08:45 ET Targeted Improvements, 75-Year Financing Plan Would Strengthen Social Security for the Long Run

A long-range financing plan for Social Security with targeted improvements in benefits is an affordable approach to Social Security reform that would ...