It Was a Good Year for Bonding, But Little Action on OPEB Front
- Economic outlook improves. // Grand Rapids Business Journal;1/31/2011, Vol. 29 Issue 5, p25
The article reports on the Business Leaders for Michigan's 2010 fourth quarter survey results which forecasts Michigan to gain modest improvement in hiring and capital investment over the first six months of 2011 subject to policy changes that have to be made, such as reducing business taxes to...
- Michigan needs to cultivate its design side. Glazer, Lou // Grand Rapids Business Journal;6/9/2014, Vol. 32 Issue 23, p10
The author argues against the need for Michigan to cultivate its creative sector by developing its economic policies and priorities.
- Save Now, Pay Later: Corporations Prepare for The Cost of Retirement Benefits. Kahn, Sharon // Management Review;Apr92, Vol. 81 Issue 4, p28
Discusses preparations of corporations in the United States for the cost of retiree medical benefits. Burden of retiree medical costs; Growth in interest in prefunding retiree medical costs; Lack of incentives in prefunding. INSETS: THE NEW INDUSTRY OF PREFUNDING PRODUCTS;ALTERNATIVE FUNDING...
- Don't let unexpected costs ruin your retirement. // Central Penn Business Journal;5/22/2015, Vol. 31 Issue 22, p13
The article shares insights into making sure retirement is not ruined by unexpected costs that include having a realistic idea about the cost of funding a secured retirement, taking into account unusual expenses in budgeting, and considering health care costs.
- Funding Pensions a Top Concern for CFOs. Moore, Rebecca // Plan Sponsor News;2013, p103
The article focuses on the highlights of the study "Balancing Costs, Risks, and Rewards: The Retirement and Employee Benefits Landscape in 2013" released by financial services firm Prudential Financial. Findings showed the impact of rising health care costs and the risks associated with funding...
- Provide tax-free medical protection to retirees. // Tax Strategist;Apr2010, Vol. 5 Issue 4, p3
The article tackles on how Section 401 (h) plan can provide retirees who are small business owners with medical protection that is tax-free in the U.S. It notes the relationship between the medical costs and tax payoffs for retirement plans. It also discusses the primary tax-law requirements...
- W.Va. Pension Funding Scores Low in Pew Study. Adams, Steven Allen // State Journal (WV);5/6/2011, Vol. 27 Issue 18, p7
The article reports on the classification of West Virginia as the second worst funded public pension system in the nation for fiscal 2009 as revealed in the report issued by the Pew Center on the States in West Virginia. The data used in the reports was derived from the state's public pension...
- OPEB LIABILITY--Does It Matter?. Eyre, Barry; Whitcher, Mark // Benefits Magazine;May2013, Vol. 50 Issue 5, p28
The article focuses on public employee retiree health plans, with emphasis on the employee group waiver plan (EGWP) for reducing the cost of retiree drugs and other postemployment benefits (OPEB) liability. A discussion on how OPEB valuation is calculated and the assumptions that drive the...
- TALK ON THE WEB. // Crain's Detroit Business;9/3/2012, Vol. 28 Issue 37, p6
The article presents reader responses to stories and blogs that appeared on the website of the periodical "Crain's Detroit Business," including "Comerica Index: Michigan's Economy on the Rise," "Groups Say Michigan Constitution Not the Place to Set Policy" and "Website for Health Care Cost Data."