Research and Resources

November 22, 2017
This report examines case studies of three cross-jurisdictional staff sharing arrangements in local public health organizations.
May 17, 2017
This brief, part of an ongoing NASRA/SLGE series, examines the finances of the health insurance plans offered by state governments to retired employees in all 50 states.
January 23, 2017
This case study examines the successful approach of Hampden County, Massachusetts, to supporting inmate access to health coverage and health services.
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March 10, 2016
This brief assesses the financial burden of Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEBs) on state and local governments.
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December 16, 2014
This report offers an overview of the health care and Other Post-Employment Benefits that state and local governments provide retired employees and how they pay for them.
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December 1, 2014
This report looks at survey data and case studies to examine the increase in health care costs and what state and local governments are doing to address them.
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September 23, 2014
Elizabeth Kellar's presentation at the 2014 ICMA Annual Conference examines compensation trends, wage pressures, and health and retirement plan changes. The presentation also includes an overview of health care cost containment strategies.
December 17, 2013
This case study examines Capital Metro’s creation of a wellness program in an effort to control health care costs and improve employee health, absenteeism, and morale.
November 21, 2013
This report examines the recruitment and retention challenges facing local government health departments and the steps some governments are taking to address them.
June 25, 2013
Center Vice President of Research Joshua Franzel discussed different approaches the states are taking to providing retiree health care at the National Governor’s Association Convening on State Employee and Retiree Health Care.
June 12, 2013
This report provides an overview of the health benefits states provide for their retired employees and how they pay for them.
September 27, 2012
This brief examines the growth of wellness plans in state and local governments and documents the health and financial benefits they have produced.