Retiree Healthcare 101 Policy Brief
Public employee retirement costs have garnered increasing attention and scrutiny over the last few years, particularly in San Diego. Despite this, the discussion has mainly focused on pension benefits and has left out the other elephant in the room: other post employment benefits (OPEBs). The most common type of OPEB is retiree healthcare, and most cities and many public agencies in the San Diego area offer it. With Americans living longer and healthcare costs skyrocketing, providing healthcare for retirees can be costly.