X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.

Proposals to bolster the Social Security trust fund by allowing it to invest in private equities have stirred controversy for more than a decade, but the experience of a retirement plan for railroad workers offers a glimpse at the pitfalls and how they could be avoided, a Center for Retirement Research brief found.

The political and financial risks associated with such investments have long been enough to keep the Social Security fund from getting the nod to invest in equities. The Railroad Retirement program, which is similar to Social Security’s pay-as-you-go model, started investing in equities in 2001.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to BenefitsPRO.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

Your access to unlimited BenefitsPRO.com content isn’t changing.
Once you are an ALM digital member, you’ll receive:

  • Critical BenefitsPRO.com information including cutting edge post-reform success strategies, access to educational webcasts and videos, resources from industry leaders, and informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM, BenefitsPRO magazine and BenefitsPRO.com events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com

Already have an account?

 

BenefitsPRO

Join BenefitsPRO

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to navigate the shifting employee benefits industry. Join BenefitsPRO.com now!

  • Unlimited access to BenefitsPRO.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on BenefitsPRO.com and ALM events.

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join BenefitsPRO

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.