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Municipal Bankruptcy and Public Pensions Webcast

May 25, 2017


External Forces & Industry Knowledge Technical Skills & Analytical Problem Solving


Presented by

Social Insurance & Public Finance Section


Noon-1:30 p.m. ET


This webcast takes place via the Internet.

Registration Fees

Registration is now closed. The SOA Customer Service Center is available to assist you Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CDT. Please call +1-888-697-3900.

Who Should Participate

Pension Section members, Social Insurance and Public Finance Section members, public pension actuaries, as well as others interested in public pensions, pension reform and municipal bankruptcy.


Recent municipal bankruptcies have called into question the sanctity of accrued pension benefits regarding fiscal distress in plan Sponsors.

The cities of Detroit, MI and Stockton, CA have recently emerged from Chapter 9 with different approaches towards accrued retiree benefits. Puerto Rico is expected to address its accrued pension liabilities as part of its imminent financial restructuring.  This webcast will explore the nature of municipal bankruptcy proceedings under U.S. law and its potential impact on accrued pension benefits.  

How the live webcast works and what it includes

You do not need any special equipment. On May 24, 2017, before 2:00 p.m. ET you will be sent detailed webcast instructions via email including the Web address for accessing the presentation. Any handouts that are available will also be sent. You will follow along with both the slide presentation and the audio portion of the broadcast over the Internet.

The registration fee includes:

  • One access code to the live webcast;
  • One Internet connection;
  • One phone connection (to be used only if experiencing sound issues or if in a conference room with a group)
  • One set of presentation materials; and
  • Access to the subsequent webcast recording.

Please note that each access code may only be used for  one location , even if you register for more than one participant.

Post-Webcast Purchase Opportunity

For those who are interested in SOA webcasts but are unable to participate in the live event, access to an archived recording of the webcast will be available for purchase approximately 10 business days following the event by using the following  link .