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Disability Benefits Around the World

In a series of papers, Coile, Milligan and Wise look at Social Security Programs and Retirement Around the World. In the sixth installment of the series, the authors look specifically at disability programs. Although stereotypically one would believe that most people exit the workforce due to choice and rely on Social Security, job pensions, and […]

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Employer Health Benefits in California

California is in the midst of a fiscal crisis.  The New York Times reports that the state now faces a $28.1 billion shortfall in revenue over the next 18 months.  For California workers, things are also bleak.  Unemployment has reached 12% and the cost of health insurance premiums increased by 8.1%. The California Health Care […]

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Benefits: Employers’ greatest pricing pressure

A survey conducted by Grant Thornton reveals that employee benefits rank at the top of employer cost control concerns.  According to the survey, “A vast majority (84%) cited employee benefits (e.g., health care, pensions) as their greatest pricing pressure — up from 68% six months earlier.” In response, about one-third of employers plan to cut […]

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