Retiree Health Plans in the Public Sector: Is There a Funding Crisis?

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan 1, 2010 - Political Science - 190 pages
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While retiree health plans are a dying benefit in the private sector, all US states and many local governments extend health insurance coverage to their retired employees. This book is the first to thoroughly examine public sector health insurance plans.
 

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Contents

the role of retiree health plans
1
2 The economics of retiree health insurance benefits
12
3 Descriptions of state retiree health plans
26
4 Funding and liabilities of state retiree health plans
84
5 Explaining the differences in financial status of state retiree health plans
104
6 Retiree health plans for public school teachers
129
7 The future of public sector retiree health insurance
146
References
156
Index
163
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