Social Security and Chained CPI main topic of discussion

Social Security and Chained CPI main topic of discussion

AARP President Rob Romasco will be a special guest panelist at the Aug. 22 You’ve Earned a Say event that will be held in Kansas City at the WWI Museum at Liberty Memorial from 1-3 p.m. Romasco serves as the association’s principal volunteer spokesman, representing AARP to its members and the public.

The focus of the free Kansas City event will be Social Security and Chained CPI, a formula that may be used to calculate the annual cost-of-living adjustments in Social Security and other federal programs that help millions of seniors keep up with inflation. Chained CPI is one proposal that some politicians in Washington are pushing to cut federal spending that could have a big impact on Social Security and veterans benefits.

Romasco will share information about the various proposals that are being discussed to improve and stabilize the Social Security program, and the invite the audience to share their comments and suggestions. The event is free and open to the public and will begin with light refreshments prior to the program.

“AARP continues to stage national You’ve Earned a Say community conversations because people who will be affected need to have their voices heard about this important program,” said Craig Eichelman, AARP Missouri state director. “We are excited that the AARP President will be in Kansas City to participate in this discussion on the Social Security issue that is so vital to so many of our members and the public.”

To register to attend this free event, make your reservation online at or call 1-877-926-8300.

More about the AARP President

Rob Romasco is a member of the Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. He is experienced in strategy, marketing, brand development and organizational change. His professional career includes tenure as senior vice president of customer, distribution and new business development for QVC Inc.; executive vice president and chief marketing officer for CIGNA Inc.; president and chief executive officer, J.C. Penney Insurance; and senior vice president, American Century Investments. He serves on the board of Eastwood Inc. and previously served on the boards of the Eugene Bay Foundation, Trusted ID Inc. and the AARP Andrus Foundation.