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MRRC Newsletter:
Volume 10 Issue 4 - October 2009

Director's Corner
The August Retirement Research Consortium (RRC) conference at the National Press Club was well-attended and provided a stimulating exchange of ideas on retirement benefits, disability, Medicare, and health insurance in general...

2009 RRC Conference
The Retirement Research Consortium (RRC) held its 11th annual conference August 10-11, 2009, focusing on “Issues for Retirement Security” at the National Press Club in Washington, DC...

RRC Conference Photo Gallery
Photos of the August RRC conference presenters and attendees...

How Older Americans Are Faring in the Recession
Older Americans have weathered the financial crisis relatively well, although many now expect to work longer than they did just a year ago...

Using Matched Survey and Administrative Data
The July 2009 Social Security Bulletin includes an article titled "Measurement Issues Associated with Using Survey Data Matched with Administrative Data from the Social Security Administration"...

IRS Site Helps Employers Manage Retirement Plan Options
The Internal Revenue Service has launched a site to help employers navigate through tax-favored retirement plan options...

Did You Know?
SSA paid benefits to about 55.8 million people in 2008...

2009 Working Papers Available
The 2009 MRRC Working Papers are now available on our website with Key Findings...

Social Security Holds Compassionate Allowances Hearing on Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease
On Wednesday, July 29, 2009, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, hosted the agency’s fourth public hearing on Compassionate Allowances...

AARP Offers 'Doughnut Hole' Calculator
Each year, an estimated three million-plus older Americans fall into the "doughnut hole" -- a coverage gap in Medicare’s prescription drug program...

MRRC’s New Awards
The University of Michigan Retirement Research Center is pleased to announce its research awards for 2009-2010...

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