March 01, 2011
Pay Now or Pay Later
Explore your state’s funding level for pending healthcare and pension obligations and see how each state stacks up.
The costs of covering two key areas – pensions and retiree healthcare – continue to grow with increasing numbers of participants and escalating costs. Prefunding these obligations reduces long term costs by earning interest and avoids the need for massive future catch up payments that ultimately may cut into other vital programs like education and social services.