Critical Crossroads for Retiree Health Benefits

Macey, Scott J.
December 2003
Financial Executive;Dec2003, Vol. 19 Issue 9, p30
Academic Journal
This article presents an examination of the difficulties encountered by companies and industries in the U.S. regarding the healthcare programs of retired employees. The author notes that employers are having to review how they provide health care for retirees due to the increasing costs of health care plans. The author discusses some of the factors to be considered by employers with regard to changing health and welfare benefit plans and provides several examples of companies that changed the health benefit plans of their retirees.The author also discusses some of the details of the pre-funding concept being adopted by some employers.


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