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Mark Miller

Key retirement policy issues are on the ballot in U.S. election

02 Oct 2020

(The opinions expressed here are those of the author, a columnist for Reuters.)

COLUMN-Key retirement policy issues are on the ballot in U.S. election

02 Oct 2020

CHICAGO, Oct 2 When an actuary is featured in a presidential campaign ad, you know something weird is happening in politics. Along with the unprecedented, norm-breaking campaign this year, retirement policy is front and center.

Column: Trump tax deferral poses a bigger threat to Social Security than you might think

13 Aug 2020

CHICAGO What happens to Social Security if we eliminate its funding? 

Column: Keep Social Security and Medicare reform out in daylight where we can all watch

31 Jul 2020

CHICAGO Charlie Rich, the late country music singer and songwriter, had it right when he crooned this famous line: “Oh, no one knows what goes on behind closed doors.” We need to remind Congress of the truth of that line as it tries to push a plan to negotiate changes to Social Security and Medicare as part of its latest pandemic relief bill.

COLUMN-Keep Social Security and Medicare reform out in daylight where we can all watch

31 Jul 2020

CHICAGO, July 31 Charlie Rich, the late country music singer and songwriter, had it right when he crooned this famous line: “Oh, no one knows what goes on behind closed doors.” We need to remind Congress of the truth of that line as it tries to push a plan to negotiate changes to Social Security and Medicare as part of its latest pandemic relief bill.

Column: U.S. rule could halt social investing in 401(k) plans in its tracks

23 Jul 2020

CHICAGO The idea of using investments to promote environmental and social causes has grown quickly in recent years, and retirement plans looked like the next frontier - until the Trump administration weighed in last month.

COLUMN-U.S. rule could halt social investing in 401(k) plans in its tracks

23 Jul 2020

CHICAGO, July 23 The idea of using investments to promote environmental and social causes has grown quickly in recent years, and retirement plans looked like the next frontier - until the Trump administration weighed in last month.

Column: What would private equity funds in 401(k)s mean for retirement savers?

12 Jun 2020

CHICAGO Employer retirement plans are not known for their flashy investments - a majority of 401(k) investors these days use target date funds that invest in broad, diversified equity and fixed income mutual funds that automatically rebalance to minimize risk as retirement approaches.

COLUMN-What would private equity funds in 401(k)s mean for retirement savers?

12 Jun 2020

CHICAGO, June 12 Employer retirement plans are not known for their flashy investments - a majority of 401(k) investors these days use target date funds that invest in broad, diversified equity and fixed income mutual funds that automatically rebalance to minimize risk as retirement approaches.

Column: What COVID-19 is teaching us about how to reform Medicare

28 May 2020

CHICAGO The COVID-19 pandemic has put a bright spotlight on weaknesses in many of the systems designed to protect Americans from risks. But with older people more susceptible to serious illness and death from the virus, the problems in our Medicare system that were evident pre-pandemic have come into especially sharp relief.

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