How Should California Pay for Retiree Health Benefits?


Summary:

Center President and CEO Elizabeth Kellar writes on California Healthline that the state will want to continue to offer this benefit, even as it is challenged to fund it.

Author(s):
Elizabeth K. Kellar, Center for State and Local Government Excellence
Publication date:
10/5/09
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The specter of retiree health care benefits looms large in many states. To entice employees, many states have promised to pay or help pay health care premiums after the worker has retired. Two trends — rising health premiums and long-lived baby boomers moving into retirement years — threaten to make those promises backfire. Read more.