Ryan Frost is a senior policy analyst at Reason Foundation's Pension Integrity Project.
Frost is a contributor to Reason’s ongoing Gold Standard In Public Retirement System Design series and has also produced in-depth analysis of the Arizona PSPRS pension systems and presented testimony before the Michigan House Appropriations Committee.
Ryan’s work has been published by The Orange County Register and cited by The Center Square, The Tennessee Star, and the National Association of State Retirement Administrators.
Prior to joining Reason, Frost spent seven years as the senior research and policy manager for the Washington State Law Enforcement Officers' and Fire Fighters' Retirement System (LEOFF 2), a plan that is nationally recognized for its exceptional funding level. Frost conducted multiple pension studies for the Washington State Legislature. He also drafted and testified on six pieces of adopted legislation affecting LEOFF 2 members, including a first-of-its-kind annuity-rollover provision for defined-benefit plans.
Frost earned his B.A. in politics and government from Pacific Lutheran University and a Certificate of Achievement in Public Plan Policy (CAPPP) from the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.
Legislative package would continue Michigan’s efforts to make its pension plans financially sustainable for the long-term while keeping the promises the state has made to employees and retirees.
While the changes should help reduce costs to employers in the short-term, they come at the price of higher overall costs in the long-term.
ASOP No. 51 is meant to help pension plan sponsors better understand and manage pension risk.