Frank B. McArdle


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3130 Fairview Park Drive
Suite 300
Falls Church, VA 22042-4517
Frank McArdle is a Principal and manages the Washington, D.C. Research Office of Hewitt Associates, a global human resources services firm. Frank consults with large employers on issues and developments in public policy and in the marketplace that directly or indirectly influence the design, costs and administration of their benefit programs. In particular, Frank has been intensely focused on health care reform policies and their potential impact on employer plans and the overall market, working actively with policymakers as needed. Prior to joining Hewitt, Frank was Director of Education and Communications at the Employee Benefit Research Institute (EBRI). Preceding that position, Frank was a professional staff member at the U.S. Senate, Special Committee on Aging. Previously, he held several positions with the U.S. Social Security Administration, among them, as a Special Assistant to the Commissioner of Social Security. Frank is a lead author of two recent reports on health reform for the influential Business Roundtable, published in the latter half of 2009. He is also the lead author of eight reports for The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation on trends in retiree health benefits and their interactions with potential Medicare and other health reforms. He has had many of his articles and papers published in Health Affairs and elsewhere and he serves as a Hewitt resource for the media. Frank was invited to attend the June 2008 Senate Finance Committee Health Reform Summit, and has been an appointee to the Advisory Panel on Medicare Education and participates on the Coordinating Committee of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, National Medicare Education Program. He has ongoing discussions with congressional and administration staff and has been invited to testify before key congressional committees and the National Bipartisan Commission on the Future of Medicare. Frank was a congressionally appointed delegate to the 2002 National Summit on Retirement Savings and is a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance. He has a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia, and received his B.A. Summa cum Laude from Fordham University. Frank was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and a Fulbright Scholar.

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