NU Online News Service, May 13, 2004, 12:24 p.m. EDT – The Brookings Institution, Washington, is organizing what it hopes will be a major Retirement Security Project.[@@]

The program will bring pension researchers and health care experts together to “undertake nonpartisan research and outreach aimed at bolstering financial security for America’s aging population by raising retirement savings and improving long term care insurance products,” according to Brookings.

The think tank will launch the program and hold a panel discussion about retirement security 9:30 a.m. Monday at its Washington campus.

The speakers will include Fred Goldberg Jr., who served as Internal Revenue Service commissioner under President George H.W. Bush, and Robert Weinberger, vice president of government relations at H&R Block Inc., Kansas City, Mo.

Brookings has posted more information about the Retirement Security Project and the panel discussion at http://www.brookings.edu/retirementsecurity