How Governments are Changing Benefit Plans

Source: Center for State and Local Government Excellence, 2010

“Government leaders need to keep a strategic focus in tough economic times,” Center President/CEO Elizabeth Kellar told attendees at the Workforce Summit of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials in late May.

In addition to wellness and chronic care management programs, states are making significant cost cuts. A few are prefunding some of their obligations. A Center for Excellence online poll earlier this year, conducted with the National Association of State Personnel Executives and IPMA-HR (the International Public Management Association for Human Resources), found that 70 percent of governments have increased employee contributions and 25 percent have reduced benefits.

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