Social security benefits (21 - 30 of 69 items)
Social Security: Actuarial Projections of the Trust Funds
AIMD-00-53R: Published: Jan 14, 2000. Publicly Released: Jan 14, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) report on the actuarial projections for the trust funds of the Old Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance programs, focusing on whether the Social Security Administration's (SSA) Board of Trustees': (1) 1999 long-range intermediate actuarial projections--their best estimates--as presented in the Trustees' 1999 re...
Social Security: Issues in Comparing Rates of Return With Market Investments
HEHS-99-110: Published: Aug 5, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 5, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO: (1) examined the estimates of social security's implicit rates of return for different birth years, earning levels, household configurations, and other demographic groupings; (2) examined rates of return available on private market investments; and (3) discussed the issues that arise from comparing social security and market investment returns.GAO noted th...
Social Security Reform: Implications of Private Annuities for Individual Accounts
HEHS-99-160: Published: Jul 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Jul 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the implications of establishing individual social security accounts, focusing on: (1) the effect individual social security accounts might have on the existing annuities market; (2) factors that affect the amount of annuity payments; and (3) the potential role of the federal government in regulating the annuities market if individua...
Social Security: Capital Markets and Educational Issues Associated With Individual Accounts
GGD-99-115: Published: Jun 28, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 28, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the issues associated with individual social security accounts, focusing on how such accounts could affect: (1) private capital and annuities markets as well as national savings; (2) potential returns and risks to individuals; and (3) the disclosure and educational efforts needed to inform the public about such a program.GAO noted th...
Social Security Reform: Implementation Issues for Individual Accounts
HEHS-99-122: Published: Jun 18, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on social security reform, focusing on issues to consider regarding the design and implementation of an individual account system.GAO noted that: (1) the social security system is one of the nation's most important and visible programs; (2) while individual accounts offer the possibility of an improved rate of return on individual contr...
State Pension Plans: Similarities and Differences Between Federal and State Designs
GGD-99-45: Published: Mar 19, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 19, 1999.
GAO provided information on the: (1) design components of retirement programs that states offer to their general employees and compared them to the design components of the two principal retirement programs for federal employees; and (2) changes states have considered and made to their retirement programs.GAO noted that: (1) all states used two or more of the four design components, but few of the...
Social Security: Individual Accounts as an Element of Long-Term Financing Reform
T-HEHS-99-86: Published: Mar 16, 1999. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed how best to ensure the long-term viability of the nation's social security program.GAO noted that: (1) social security forms the foundation of the nation's retirement income structure, and in so doing, provides critical benefits to millions of Americans; (2) yet, problems facing this program pose significant policy challenges that need to be addre...
Social Security: Implications of Extending Mandatory Coverage to State and Local Employees
HEHS-98-196: Published: Aug 18, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 18, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO examined the implications of extending mandatory social security coverage to all newly hired state and local employees, focusing on: (1) the implications of mandatory coverage for the Social Security Program and for public employers, employees, and pension plans; and (2) potential legal or administrative problems associated with implementing mandatory cover...
Social Security: Mandating Coverage for State and Local Employees
T-HEHS-98-127: Published: May 21, 1998. Publicly Released: May 21, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed extending mandatory Social Security coverage to all newly hired state and local government employees, focusing on: (1) the implications of mandating such coverage for the Social Security program, public employers, newly hired employees, and the affected pension plans; and (2) potential legal and administrative issues associated with implementing m...
Social Security: Better Payment Controls for Benefit Reduction Provisions Could Save Millions
HEHS-98-76: Published: Apr 30, 1998. Publicly Released: Apr 30, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how well the Social Security Administration (SSA) administers the Government Pension Offset and the Windfall Elimination Provision (WEP) benefit payment provisions of the Social Security Act; and (2) the options to improve any administrative deficiencies.GAO noted that: (1) from several internal studies of SSA's administration of the Governmen...