WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) has elected Jon L. Gelman as a distinguished new member.
"At a time when U.S. social insurance programs are continuously capturing headlines and the attention of policymakers, the Academy looks forward to recognizing, engaging, and sustaining the expertise of new members," said NASI President G. Lawrence Atkins. "These dedicated public servants, business leaders, legal experts, professors, and administrators have played an important role in strengthening social insurance and economic security for Americans."
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. Members of the Academy volunteer their time to study panels, advisory committees, conferences, and they participate in NASI's other research, education, communication, and leadership development initiatives.
“it is an honor to be elected to NASI, an organization that has contributed to strengthening the nation’s social insurance program, said Jon L. Gelman. He said, I look forward to participating in NASI’s mission of economic security for Americans.”
The National Academy of Social Insurance is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization made up of the nation's leading experts on social insurance. Its mission is to promote understanding and informed policymaking on social insurance and related programs through research, public education, training, and the open exchange of ideas.
Jon L. Gelman, Jon L. Gelman is nationally recognized as an author, lecturer and skilled trial attorney in the field of workers’ compensation law and occupational/environmental disease litigation. Over a career spanning more than three decades he has been involved in complex litigation involving thousands of clients challenging the mega-industries of: asbestos, tobacco and lead paint. Gelman is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson). He is the former Vice-President of The Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group (WILG) and a charter member of The College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers. He is also an avid photographer. firstname.lastname@example.org - www.gelmans.com