SLGE’s annual update on the funded status of state and local pension plans outlines the challenging path that plans have been on, especially since 2009.
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The brief uses data from PublicPlansData.org to explore which state and local pension plans have the largest allocations in investments outside of public equities, bonds, and cash and the broader impact of aggregate allocation shifts on returns and volatility.
The brief examines the finances of the health insurance benefit plans offered by state governments to retired employees in all 50 states, as part of an ongoing NASRA/SLGE series.
Comprehensive and timely reporting and communication has become increasingly important as employees, policy makers, and other stakeholder groups attempt to navigate the changing public pension landscape. This report examines the reporting practices of eighty-three of the largest statewide pension plans and offers case studies of five pension systems that provide lessons learned for how to effectively communicate relevant information.
This issue brief examines state and local pension reforms in the aftermath of the financial crisis.
This 2016 report of state and local government pension funding finds that most public pension plans have shown modest improvement in their funded status.
This brief examines county pension funding and costs as well as how they are administered.
This brief attempts to answer the question: How big of a burden are OPEB benefits to state and local governments?
This brief examines the private sector retirement savings gap, the initiatives that states have taken to address it, and what the U.S. Department of Labor has done to remove regulatory barriers.
This brief examines GASB 68 and how unfunded liabilities will be reported for large cities that participate in cost-sharing state plans.