Explaining the Issues
New nonpartisan guides aim to help voters become better informed
Not only does Memorial Day signal the start of summer, it also marks the moment when political campaigns for fall elections kick into high gear. This year, the American Academy of Actuaries is serving voters by launching its 2018: Making Issues Count, a website that provides a nonpartisan analysis of key issues. The website will be updated through Election Day on November 6.
“Actuaries study and examine the financial consequences of risk,” said David Mendes, assistant director of communications, public affairs, at the Academy. “That means looking at financial risk and financial security, and both of those are very important to voters.”
The new website features election guides grouped in six different categories where actuaries have expertise—and on which voters can base their consideration of candidate positions. Issue areas covered include Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, health insurance coverage, long-term care, lifetime income and retirement risk, and climate risk.
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