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Author: United States. Government Accountability Office
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: benefit, system, pension, guaranty, corporation, defined, gao, forum, future, highlights
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 2005
ISBN-10: 1428931120
ISBN-13: 9781428931121

Author: Leslie G. Aronovitz
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: benefit, could, improved, drug, prescription, communications, beneficiaries, medicare
Number of Pages: 88
Published: 2006-08
ISBN-10: 1422306739
ISBN-13: 9781422306734

On Jan. 1, 2006, Medicare began providing coverage for outpatient prescription drugs through its new Part D benefit. Beneficiaries who enroll in Part D may choose a drug plan from those offered by private plan sponsors under contract to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serv. (CMS), which administers the Part D benefit. Beneficiaries have until May 15, 2006, to enroll in the Part D benefit & select a plan without the risk of penalties. This report reviews the quality of CMS's commun. on the Part D benefit. This report: examined 70 CMS publications to select 6 documents to review & evaluate t

Author: Barbara D. Bovbjerg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: defined, benefit, private, sponsors, largest, plan, results, pensions, survey, nations
Number of Pages: 65
Published: 2010-02
ISBN-10: 1437914667
ISBN-13: 9781437914665

The number of private defined benefit (DB) pension plans, an important source of retirement income for millions of Americans, has declined substantially over the past two decades. Although this decline has been concentrated among smaller plans, there is a concern that large DB plans covering many participants have modified, reduced, or otherwise frozen plan benefits in recent years. This report examines: (1) what changes employers have made to their pension and benefit offerings, including to their DB contribution plans and health offerings over the last 10 years or so; and (2) what changes em

Author: James Cosgrove
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: average, beneficiary, health, status, plans’, designs, advantage, relationship, benefit, package, medicare
Number of Pages: 44
Published: 2010-11
ISBN-10: 1437934439
ISBN-13: 9781437934434

Nearly 11 million Medicare beneficiaries are enrolled in Medicare Advantage (MA), Medicare's private health insur. option. Benefits vary by MA plan and may include coverage for services not avail. in traditional Medicare. To ensure MA plan benefit package designs do not discriminate against beneficiaries in poor health with high expected health care costs, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Serv. (CMS) reviews and approves all benefit packages yearly. This report examined: (1) MA plan benefit packages by average health status of plans' enrolled beneficiaries; (2) dist. and characteristics of

Author: Barbara D. Bovbjerg (au)
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: benefit, highlights, gao, corporation, forum, pension, defined, system, future, guaranty
Number of Pages: 66
Published: 2005-09
ISBN-10: 1422300536
ISBN-13: 9781422300534

Employer-sponsored defined benefit pension plans (DBPP) face unprecedented challenges in the midst of significant changes in our nation's retirement landscape. Many DBPP & the fed. agency that insures them, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC), have accumulated large & growing deficits that threaten their survival. Meanwhile, the percentage of Amer. workers covered by DBPP has been declining for 30 years, reflecting a movement toward defined contribution plans (e.g., 401(k) plans). To address these issues, a diverse group of knowledgeable individuals was convened -- incl. gov't. officials

Author: Barbara D. Bovbjerg
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: contracting, strategic, approach, needed, improve, steps, benefit, guaranty, corporation, pension
Number of Pages: 45
Published: 2009-03-01
ISBN-10: 1437909914
ISBN-13: 9781437909913

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC) insures the pensions of more than 44 million workers in over 30,000 employer-sponsored defined benefit pension plans. In response to growing workloads, PBGC has come to rely heavily on contractors to conduct its work. This is a report on: (1) the role that contracting plays in PBGCżs efforts to accomplish its mission; (2) the steps PBGC has taken to improve its acquisition infrastructure and develop a strategic approach to guide its contracting activities; and (3) the steps PBGC has taken to improve its contact oversight processes to ensure accountabi

Author: Margaret T. Wrightson
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
Keywords: costs, benefit, levels, system, annuities, pensions, judicial, survivors, federal
Number of Pages: 62
Published: 1998-04-01
ISBN-10: 0788148486
ISBN-13: 9780788148484

The Judicial Survivors' Annuities System (JSAS) is one of several survivor benefit plans applicable to particular groups of federal employees, providing annuities to the surviving spouses and dependent children of deceased federal judges and other judicial officials. This report reviews JSAS' 1993 to 1995 annual reports containing financial and actuarial information indicative of JSAS' cost and financial status. Comparisons are made to other federal survivor benefit plans on the costs, benefits, and contributions made by participants. Includes features of the compared plans and comments from t
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