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Appendix I Methodology 26
Appendix II Case Law Review of Changes to Employer-Sponsored
Retiree Health Benefits 30
Appendix III Benefit Summaries for Selected Medigap Policies 36
Appendix IV GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 37
Related GAO Products 38
Table 1: Percentage of Elderly and Near-Elderly Individuals
Reporting Fair or Poor Health Status by Employment
Status, 1999 20
Table 2: Examples of Differences in Premiums for a 30-Year-Old
and a 60-Year-Old Male 21
Table 3: Examples of Specific Health Conditions for Which Carriers
May Decline Coverage or Exclude From Coverage 22
Table 4: Sample Monthly Premiums for a 65-Year-Old for Three
Medigap Plans in Four Areas 24
Table 5: 2000 Kaiser/HRET Sample by Firm Size 27
Table 6: Additional Medigap Benefits for Plans C, F, and H 36
Figure 1: Surveys Report That Employer-Sponsored Retiree Health
Benefits Have Remained the Same or Declined Slightly
Since 1997 for Large Firms 7
Figure 2: Percentage of Retirees With Employer-Sponsored Health
Benefits Has Remained Relatively Stable 9
GAO-01-374 Retiree Health Benefits
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United States. General Accounting Office. Retiree Health Benefits: Employer-Sponsored Benefits May Be Vulnerable to Further Erosion, report, May 1, 2001; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc291701/m1/2/: accessed January 22, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.