Long Term Care Discussion Group
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The Long Term Care Discussion Group

A voluntary independent group that meets solely for the purpose
of educating the policy community on all facets of long term care

January 29, 2018  
2100 – 2:00 pm EST
601 E Street, NW, Room B5-300
Dial in: 866-215-3402
Code:  1335654
Designing State-Based Social Insurance Programs for LTSS,
Paid Leave and Affordable Child Care.
Speaker: Ben Veghte, Ph D.
Research Director, Caring Across Generations

The risk of needing to provide or receive care is universal.  Social insurance can be designed to mitigate these risks across generations.   A new holistic vision to address the care and caregiving needs of individuals and families – Universal Family Care (UFC) – was developed several years ago by Ai-jen Poo of Caring Across Generations.  UFC would be a new social insurance program to protect families against the financial risks of three often inter-related caregiving risks:  long term services and supports (LTSS), paid family and medical leave (PFML) and early child care and education. 
Over the past year, a study panel convened by the National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has been developing possible policy designs for UFC at the state level.  The panel has identified options both for discrete LTSS, PFML and early child care and education policies, as well as for a broader universal family care policy that encompasses all three domains.  
This session will present the policy options developed by the NASI study panel for both LTSS in particular, and also for a broader Universal Family Care policy.

Benjamin (Ben) Veghte is Research Director at Caring Across Generations, a campaign of families, caregivers, people with disabilities and aging Americans to create a new way to live well and age with dignity.   Until June 2018, he was Vice President for Policy at NASI and continues to serve as the Project Director of its Study Panel on Designing State-Based Social Insurance Programs for Long-Term Services and Supports, Paid Leave and Affordable Child Care.  Ben brings more than two decades of social insurance experience gained in Europe and the United States as a Professor of Comparative Social Policy at the University of Bremen (Germany), a consultant to the European Commission, Executive Director of the Scholars Strategy Network at Harvard, and as Research Director at Social Security Works.  He earned his Master’s from Harvard’s Kennedy School and his Ph.D. in Modern European History from the University of Chicago.
RSVP to ltcdiscussiongroup@gmail.com.   Please indicate whether you will attend by phone or in person.   RSVP in advance is required for admittance due to building security.
The meeting materials (once available) will be posted at:  http://www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org under PRESENTATION MATERIALS.
Telephone dial-in information is provided above and at the website under Save the Date.
Long Term Care Discussion Group Co-Chairs:
Susan Coronel, John Cutler, Melissa Favreault, Wendy Fox-Grage,
Ruth Katz, Karl Polzer, and Eileen J. Tell
Long Term Care Discussion Group meetings are intended as forums for candid discussion. Dialogue and comments made during these meetings should be treated as off the record.
For more information about the Long Term Care Discussion Group, and to access materials and information from previous meetings, visit www.ltcdiscussiongroup.org
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