How Employers and Unions Can Afford Retiree Health Benefits

August 5, 2010

A couple of new articles came out this week, and both highlight how using a Medicare exchange lets employers continue to offer their retirees health care benefits, while keeping the costs sustainable.

Private exchanges have potential to breathe new life into VEBAs”  in Employee Benefit News features interviews with  former Congressional Majority Leader Dick Gephardt and Caterpillar retiree George Farnall.

How to Stay in the Retiree-Benefit Game” on CFO.com focuses on the cost savings employers can achieve when they move retired employees from group Medicare plans to individual plans paid for with HRA funds, and includes an interview with Phil Belcher from Eastman Chemical.

Check ’em out!

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