Anna Rappaport is an actuary, consultant, author, and speaker, and is a nationally and internationally recognized expert on the impact of change on retirement systems and workforce issues. She is passionate about improving retirement security and opportunities for older Americans and is focused on making a difference. Some of the specific issues she has focused on include women’s security, disability, and defined-contribution plans, phased retirement, and improving the individual’s ability to plan. She is very focused on issues of the individual, but also has experience as an employee benefit plan consultant. Anna is a past President of the Society of Actuaries and chairs its Committee on Post-Retirement Needs and Risks. She was a co-researcher on three Society of Actuaries projects on retirement adequacy. She writes a column for the Pension Section News and frequently writes for The Conference Board’s Human Capital Exchange. She has written papers for several “Living to 100” symposiums and has won prizes in recent SOA essay contests. She is a frequent contributor to Benefits Quarterly and Benefits Magazine.
Anna formed Anna Rappaport Consulting in 2005 after retiring from Mercer at the end of 2004 after 28 years with the firm. Anna became a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries in 1963 and she is a member of the American Academy of Actuaries. She has an MBA (1985) from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Pension Research Council and the Board of the Women’s Institute for a Secure Retirement. She served on the ERISA Advisory Council from 2010 to 2012. Anna is also a painter, and examples of her paintings and her writings can be found on her website www.annarappaport.com.