Over the past two years, COVID-19 has had a significant impact on Americans’ lives and health, jobs, how organizations adapt to change, and the economy. Climate change has had a growing impact over a number of years, and it has been increasingly recognized as a major societal issue recently. Society of Actuaries research documents household impacts linked to these and other emerging risks.
Author: Anna M. Rappaport, FSA, MAAA, founded Anna Rappaport Consulting in 2005 after retiring from Mercer. Anna is an actuary, consultant, author, and speaker, and is an internationally recognized expert on the impact of change on retirement systems and workforce issues. She is passionate about making a difference. Some of her major recent concerns include COVID and retirement, women’s retirement security, caregiving, disability and retirement, and phased retirement. She is a phased retiree. She is also an Urban Sketcher and painter.
Anna has won several prizes and awards. In 2021, she was awarded the Society of Actuaries Lifetime Volunteer Award. In 2018, she was awarded the Lilywhite Award from the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI) and a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Plan Sponsor Council of America (PSCA) in 2017. She was selected for a Society of Actuaries President’s Award in 2014. Among her writings is a regular column titled “Perspectives from Anna” published in the Society of Actuaries Retirement Section News. She is also a contributor to the Conference Board’s Human Resources Exchange, Forbes, the Pension Research Council’s blog, and is a frequent author for Benefits Quarterly and Benefits Magazine.
A past president of the Society of Actuaries, Anna chairs its committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks. She serves on the board of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement (WISER), and the Advisory Board of the Pension Research Council. Anna has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Anna completed 50 years as a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 2013.
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