WCRI Researchers Recognized By National Academy of Social Insurance

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The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) recently invited two senior researchers from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) to become members - Deputy Director and Counsel, Ramona Tanabe, and Senior Analyst, Carol Telles.

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At a time when U.S. social insurance programs, such as workers compensation, are capturing news headlines and the attention of policymakers, NASI looks forward to recognizing, using, and sustaining the expertise of our new members from WCRI.

The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) recently invited two senior researchers from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) to become members - Deputy Director and Counsel, Ramona Tanabe, and Senior Analyst, Carol Telles.

“At a time when U.S. social insurance programs, such as workers compensation, are capturing news headlines and the attention of policymakers, NASI looks forward to recognizing, using, and sustaining the expertise of our new members from WCRI,” said NASI President Janice Gregory.

NASI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to advance solutions to challenges facing the nation by increasing public understanding of how social insurance contributes to economic security.

Academy members are recognized experts in Social Security, Medicare and health coverage, workers’ compensation, unemployment insurance, and related social assistance and private employee benefits. Individuals selected for membership have distinguished themselves by improving the quality of research, administration, or policymaking in one or more of these areas.

Reflecting significant and ongoing professional contributions to the field of social insurance, new members are nominated by current Academy members. NASI members volunteer their time in study panels, advisory committees, conferences, and they participate in NASI’s other research, education, communication, and leadership development initiatives.

ABOUT WCRI:

The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) is an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA. Since 1983, WCRI has been a leader in providing high-quality, objective information about public policy issues involving workers' compensation systems. For more information, visit: http://www.wcrinet.org.

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