Setting Standards

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 7:45am

Will the nation’s federal, state and local governments be able to meet their obligation to provide healthcare benefits to the unprecedented wave of retiring public-sector employees due to hit the books in the next few years?

“I don’t see how we can possibly do it,” saya Catherine Plante, associate professor of accounting, “but before we can do anything, we need more reliable reporting from governments about anticipated costs. At present, the estimates governments are using to calculate what they owe are all over the map, and that’s very scary.”

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