Retiree Health Benefits: Employer-Sponsored Benefits May Be Vulnerable to Further Erosion Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Retiree Health Benefits: Employer-Sponsored Benefits May Be Vulnerable to Further Erosion

Creator

  • Author: United States. General Accounting Office.
    Creator Type: Organization

Publisher

  • Name: United States. General Accounting Office.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.

Date

  • Creation: 2001-05-01

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: A letter report issued by the General Accounting Office with an abstract that begins "In 1999, nearly 10 million retired people aged 55 or older relied on employer-sponsored health insurance as either their primary source of coverage or as a supplement to their Medicare coverage. Some of these persons are concerned about the continued availability of employer-sponsored coverage. Premium increases and forecasts for a potential economic slowdown could further erode employer-sponsored benefits. In the long term, these factors, coupled with the potential for Medicare reforms and the rising number of aging baby boomers, may produce even more uncertainty and cost pressures for employers. Consequently, as an increasing number of retirees lack employer-based coverage, those in poorer health may have difficulty finding affordable alternative health coverage."

Subject

  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Government accountability -- United States.
  • Keyword: retirement security
  • Keyword: health care
  • Keyword: employment
  • Keyword: retiree health benefits
  • Keyword: letter report

Coverage

  • Place Name: United States

Collection

  • Name: Government Accountability Office Reports
    Code: GAORT

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Rights

  • Rights License: pd

Resource Type

  • Report

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • Report No.: GAO-01-374
  • Accession or Local Control No: 231549
  • URL: http://gao.gov/products/GAO-01-374
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc291701