Breaking down barriers

Sweeney, Kevin
September 2007
Employee Benefit News;Sep2007, Vol. 21 Issue 12, p44
The article reports on how voluntary programs and other alternatives can do away with obstacles to providing retiree benefits. Mark Johnson, president of ERISA Benefits Consulting, said that there has been a drastic cutback in retiree medical plans. 28% of employers will offer traditional medical coverage to employees under 65 who retire in 2007, according to a survey by Watson Wyatt and the National Business Group on Health.


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