National Conference on Public Employee Retirement Systems

The Voice for Public Pensions

2009 Health and OPEB Funding Study Available Now

September 29, 2009

According to a new survey partially funded by NCPERS, approximately 49 percent of the nations' cities, counties and townships expect less revenue in 2010, 21 percent expect fewer employees, and about 26 expect increased consolidation of local services. With shrinking budgets and fewer staff, local officials are taking several approaches to contain long-term costs associated with employee and retiree health care.

The Health and OPEB Funding Strategies: 2009 National Survey of Local Governments report is based on responses from more than 1,500 city, county, township and special district governments across the country. The study was conducted by Cobalt Community Research, a leading nonprofit research organization based in Lansing, Michigan.

To view the results of the survey, please click here.