Retirees (61 - 70 of 165 items)
Private Pensions: Improving Worker Coverage and Benefits
GAO-02-225: Published: Apr 9, 2002. Publicly Released: Apr 9, 2002.
Although pensions are an important source of income for many retirees, millions of workers lack individual pension coverage. Only half of the nation's workers have been covered by private employer-sponsored pensions since the 1970s. Traditional reforms to the voluntary, single-employer-based pension system have limited potential to expand pension coverage and improve worker benefits. These pension...
United States Postal Service: Information on Retirement Plans
GAO-02-170: Published: Dec 31, 2001. Publicly Released: Dec 31, 2001.
This report identifies long-term structural or operational issues that may affect the U. S. Postal Services's (USPS) ability to provide affordable universal postal service on a break-even basis. One key issue is the Service's retirement costs and future liabilities. USPS had a net loss of $199 million in fiscal year 2000 and recently announced a $1.7 billion net loss for fiscal year 2001. The impa...
Retiree Health Benefits: Employer-Sponsored Benefits May Be Vulnerable to Further Erosion
GAO-01-374: Published: May 1, 2001. Publicly Released: May 31, 2001.
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...
DOD Retiree Health Benefits Liability: Evaluation of DOD's Sensitivity Analysis
GAO-01-164R: Published: Oct 31, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2000.
GAO worked with the Department of Defense (DOD) to develop and report a reliable estimate for the postemployment health care benefits due to military retirees, their dependents, and survivors. To accomplish this, the DOD Office of Actuary has contracted with a private sector firm of actuaries and consultants, Milliman & Robertson. This report provides a non-technical summary of the contractor's fi...
Pension Plans: Characteristics of Persons in the Labor Force Without Pension Coverage
HEHS-00-131: Published: Aug 22, 2000. Publicly Released: Aug 22, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the: (1) portion of the labor force without pension coverage and how that proportion has changed over the past decade; (2) characteristics of workers in that labor force; and (3) proportion and characteristics of retired people who lack pension income or pension assets.GAO noted that: (1) about 53 percent of the employed labor force...
Military Treatment Facilities: Emergency Department Utilization
HEHS-00-63R: Published: Mar 13, 2000. Publicly Released: Mar 13, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether military active duty service personnel, retirees, and their dependents not enrolled in the Department of Defense's (DOD) TRICARE program, are obtaining nonemergency medical care through Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) emergency departments, focusing on the: (1) services' efforts to determine requirements for MTF emergency...
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 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...
Determining the Taxable Portion of Federal Pension Distributions
GGD-99-73R: Published: May 3, 1999. Publicly Released: May 3, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on: (1) what reasons, if any, exist for the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to report the taxable portion of annuity benefits for newly retired federal employees on the Form CSA 1099R (Statement of Annuity Paid); and (2) the feasibility of OPM's doing so.GAO noted that: (1) there are three reasons for OPM to report on Form CSA 1099...