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Health benefits in retirement: set for extinction?

Series Title(s):
NHPF background paper
Contributor(s):
Merlis, Mark.
George Washington University. National Health Policy Forum.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Health Policy Forum, [2006]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- economics
Retirement -- economics
Cost Sharing
Forecasting
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- trends
Health Policy
Insurance Benefits -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance, Medigap -- economics
Medicare -- economics
Taxes
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Nearly 18 million people rely on employer-provided retiree health benefits to fill gaps in Medicare's coverage or to provide basic insurance until they reach Medicare age. Rising costs have led many employers to limit benefits, require participants to pay a larger share of the costs, or stop offering coverage at all for workers who have not yet retired. This background paper describes recent developments in retiree health benefits, possible future trends, and policy options for slowing the erosion of coverage or providing alternative ways for retirees to meet their expected medical expenses.
Copyright:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Extent:
33 leaves
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101271769 (See catalog record)
Series Title(s):
NHPF background paper
Contributor(s):
Merlis, Mark.
George Washington University. National Health Policy Forum.
Publication:
Washington, D.C. : National Health Policy Forum, [2006]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Text
Subject(s):
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- economics
Retirement -- economics
Cost Sharing
Forecasting
Health Benefit Plans, Employee -- trends
Health Policy
Insurance Benefits -- economics
Insurance Coverage -- economics
Insurance, Medigap -- economics
Medicare -- economics
Taxes
Humans
United States
Genre(s):
Technical Report
Abstract:
Nearly 18 million people rely on employer-provided retiree health benefits to fill gaps in Medicare's coverage or to provide basic insurance until they reach Medicare age. Rising costs have led many employers to limit benefits, require participants to pay a larger share of the costs, or stop offering coverage at all for workers who have not yet retired. This background paper describes recent developments in retiree health benefits, possible future trends, and policy options for slowing the erosion of coverage or providing alternative ways for retirees to meet their expected medical expenses.
Copyright:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain. (More information)
Extent:
33 leaves
Illustrations:
Illustrations
NLM Unique ID:
101271769 (See catalog record)