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.
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This brief is the second of 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.
This report analyzes data from a recent survey initiative that examined the employment and retirement planning and saving experiences of state and local government workers, as well as their confidence in their retirement income prospects.
This issue brief examines the rationale for issuing Pension Obligation Bonds (POBs) and how they have performed since the financial crisis.
Although automatic enrollment in private sector retirement savings plans is increasingly common, this study finds local governments are slow to adopt the feature.
This 2014 report of state and local government pension funding finds that many plans are still recovering from the effects of the economic downturn.
This report gauges the effects of changes in state pension plans on the retirement income of retirees.
This issue brief finds that while there has been much discussion of shifting from defined benefit to defined contribution plans, relatively few governments have actually done so.
This issue brief examines automatic escalation options for public sector retirement plans and supplemental defined contribution plans.
This new issue brief examines the structure and terms of supplemental savings plans offered by 20 cities and counties around the country.