Retirement benefits (61 - 70 of 101 items)
Women's Pensions: Recent Legislation Generally Improved Pension Entitlement and Increased Benefits
T-HRD-92-20: Published: Mar 26, 1992. Publicly Released: Mar 26, 1992.
GAO discussed the results of its studies on women's pension issues, focusing on: (1) the impact of the vesting and benefit distribution provisions under the Tax Reform Act of 1986; (2) widows' receipt of survivor pension income and the impact of the Retirement Equity Act of 1984 on their access to those benefits; (3) the role of the private pension system in improving the economic condition of poo...
Employee Benefits: Effect of Bankruptcy on Retiree Health Benefits
HRD-91-115: Published: Aug 30, 1991. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 1991.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the effect of employer bankruptcy on retiree health benefits, focusing on: (1) selected bankrupt companies' continued provision of health benefits to their retirees; (2) the extent to which legislation has helped protect retiree health benefits; and (3) effects of bankruptcy on active workers and retirees in company health plans when...
Retiree Health: Company-Sponsored Plans Facing Increased Costs and Liabilities
T-HRD-91-25: Published: May 6, 1991. Publicly Released: May 6, 1991.
GAO discussed the increasing costs and liabilities for company-sponsored retiree health coverage. GAO noted that: (1) about one-third of all private-sector workers received retiree health coverage; (2) about 9 million retirees were in company-sponsored health plans, and 39 percent of them were under 65 and not yet eligible for Medicare; (3) the cost of providing retiree health benefits varied cons...
Private Pensions: 1986 Law Will Improve Benefit Equity in Many Small Employers' Plans
HRD-91-58: Published: Mar 29, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 29, 1991.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the effect of federal pension rules on women, focusing on: (1) specific pension rules that affected benefit equity between men and women; and (2) the effect that changes in the Tax Reform Act of 1986 (TRA) would have on benefit equity.GAO found that: (1) before TRA, most pension plan participants were in large employers' plans that generally allo...
Private Pensions: Impact of New Vesting Rules Similar for Women and Men
HRD-90-101: Published: Aug 21, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 21, 1990.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed the impact of the Tax Reform Act of 1986 provisions that changed vesting requirements for participants in private pension plans, focusing on the: (1) proportion of women and men vested under the old and new rules; and (2) changes in vested benefits due to the act.GAO found that: (1) the provisions improved employees' vesting status and had a simi...
Employee Benefits: Extent of Multiemployer Plan Retiree Health Coverage
HRD-90-132: Published: Jul 17, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 31, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the extent to which companies provide retiree health benefits, focusing on the numbers of: (1) multiemployer health plans with retiree coverage; (2) workers enrolled in such plans; and (3) retirees in such plans.GAO found that: (1) over 6 percent of all retirees in company-sponsored health plans were covered by multiemployer plans; (2) 32 percent o...
Employee Benefits: Trends in Retiree Health Coverage
T-HRD-90-51: Published: Jul 27, 1990. Publicly Released: Jul 27, 1990.
GAO discussed company-sponsored retiree health coverage. GAO found that: (1) only about 4 percent of all companies provide retiree health coverage; (2) companies with retiree health benefits were generally larger, employing 40 percent of private-sector workers; (3) about 9 million retirees are currently in company-sponsored plans, and about 39 percent of those are under age 65; (4) 64 million of 9...
Employee Benefits: Extent of Companies' Retiree Health Coverage
HRD-90-92: Published: Mar 28, 1990. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the extent to which a random sample of 5,500 companies provided retirees with health benefits.GAO found that: (1) although over half of the companies provided health coverage to active workers, only about 4 percent had retiree health plans; (2) those companies providing retiree health benefits tended to be larger businesses, and they...
Private Pensions: Impact of Vesting and Minimum Benefit and Contribution Rules in Top-Heavy Plans
HRD-90-4BR: Published: Oct 23, 1989. Publicly Released: Oct 23, 1989.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information about tax reform legislation's effects on the vesting status of participants in top-heavy pension plans, in which more than 60 percent of benefits or contributions go to company owners or other key employees.GAO found that tax reform legislation established a maximum 3- to 6-year waiting period for vesting in top-heavy pension plans and...
Private Pensions: Plan Provisions Differ Between Large and Small Employers
HRD-89-105BR: Published: Sep 26, 1989. Publicly Released: Sep 26, 1989.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO studied private pension plans, focusing on the: (1) differing pension plan options that employers chose within the limits of the law in 1985; and (2) effects of Tax Reform Act of 1986 rule changes on plans and participants.GAO found that: (1) four out of five pension plans used some combination of age and service to determine worker eligibility for plan p...