#LookMoreClosely

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This blog focuses on complex issues, adding data to give you a fuller picture.

The perverse economics of health care.

When financially “healthy” means not drowning. From about 1999 to 2003 the Segal (actuary) consultant on the 802 health fund was a woman...

Disability Pensions at the AFM-EPF

Recently we saw some inflammatory headlines: “Trustees Target the Most Vulnerable Musicians” and “Trump Administration is Kinder to...

How Did Those Trustees Get There?

A closer look at who serves on multi-employer funds reveals nonsalaried trustees, who are from the the industries that actually...

Theatrical Lawyers in Federal Court

There’s been some gleeful, though incomplete reporting of court proceedings as the lawsuit against the AFM-EPF makes its way through the...

What Was that Solution Again?

More selective reporting In April, 2018, a plan to save the AFM-EPF was floated by an outside actuary based on experience he had with the...

What About Those Admin Expenses?

Much has been written about the “high” administrative expenses of the AFM-EPF. The fund has been unfavorably compared to other...

A Closer Look at AFM-EPF Performance

There has been an attack narrative going on for some time now that the AFM-EPF performs “dead last” over the last 10 years compared to...

WHY THE NCCMP HELPED CRAFT MPRA

There has been a lot of half-reported information and innuendo about the AFM pension fund for the last year and a half. We examine a...