Implications of Health Reform for Retiree Health Benefits

Source: Paul Fronstin, Employee Benefit Research Institute, Issue Brief, no. 338, January 2010

Health insurance reform legislation pending in Congress would have a mixed impact on retiree health benefits, according to a study published today by EBRI. In the short term, some provisions of the legislation would help bolster early retiree coverage, while in the longer term other provisions could create significant incentives for employers to drop retiree coverage.
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