Health & Wellness

How will state and local governments deal with health care for the large baby boom generation of public employees? Although increases in health care costs have slowed recently, the growing percentage of employee compensation that goes to health benefits puts pressure on employee wages and other government expenditures, prompting governments to make changes to their plans and strategies. Retiree health care obligations are a major concern as many governments are funding them on a pay-as-you-go basis.

MissionSquare Research Institute and its partners have analyzed data from all 50 states and a large sample of local governments, looking at such issues as benefit offerings and financing strategies, cost containment, individual Medicare marketplaces, retiree health care, and the personal and organizational benefits of wellness programs focused on physical, mental, and financial wellness.

Health and Wellness Resources

Case Studies of Innovative Public Sector Financial Wellness Programs

Webinar on March 3rd with Ideas to Strengthen Financial Wellness Programs As public sector workers report increased financial challenges in the wake of the ongoing pandemic, a new series of […]

Financial Wellness Fact Sheets Demonstrate How 24 Public Sector Employers Have Implemented Programs to Improve the Financial Health of Employees

A series of financial wellness fact sheets provides key learnings and best practices from 24 state and local governments that other jurisdictions can adapt and customize to help employees reduce debt, save for retirement, or reach other financial goals. 

Infographic: COVID Vaccination Status and Views of Employees

MissionSquare Research Institute has developed an infographic on public sector employee vaccination status and views. Results are based on a May 2021 survey of 1,200 state and local government workers. […]