This brief examines county pension funding and costs as well as how they are administered.
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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.
How can local governments compete for talent as more of their workforce retires and they need to appeal to a new generation that has many choices about where to work?
This 2015 report of state and local government pension funding finds that most public pension plans have improved their funded status.
Americans are living longer – and that creates new funding challenges for state and local pension plans.
This brief is the final in a three-part series that analyzes employee participation in primary and supplemental retirement plans, retiree health care benefits, and Social Security in 20 large cities and counties across the country.
An overview of the health care and other postemployment benefits state and local governments provide for their retired employees and how they pay for them.
Rising costs over the last decade have prompted many local governments to make changes to their health plans and strategies. Cost sharing, wellness program, and disease management initiatives are widely reported. Other changes cited include increased reliance on high-deductible plans, dependent eligibility audits, and altering retiree benefits.