Michigan's Local Leaders Concerned About Retiree Health Care Costs and Their Governments’ Ability to Meet Future Obligations

Michigan Public Policy Survey, September 2015

14 Pages Posted: 3 Nov 2015

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Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Thomas M. Ivacko

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy

Date Written: October 29, 2015

Abstract

This report presents the opinions of Michigan’s local government leaders regarding the retiree health care benefits — typically referred to as other post-employment benefits (OPEB) — that their local governments provide to employees, retirees, and/or elected officials. It includes assessments of health care benefits, local governments’ attempts at controlling costs, and levels of concern over the effects of OPEB liabilities on jurisdictions’ fiscal health. These findings are based on statewide surveys of local government leaders in the Spring 2015 wave of the Michigan Public Policy Survey (MPPS).

Suggested Citation

Horner, Debra and Ivacko, Thomas M., Michigan's Local Leaders Concerned About Retiree Health Care Costs and Their Governments’ Ability to Meet Future Obligations (October 29, 2015). Michigan Public Policy Survey, September 2015, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2683412

Debra Horner

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

Thomas M. Ivacko (Contact Author)

University of Michigan at Ann Arbor - Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy ( email )

735 South State Street, Weill Hall
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
United States

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