Legislative and Regulatory Issues

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October 2016

Performance funding applies financial incentives to higher education, tying a portion of public institutions’ state appropriations to retention rate, degree completion and other student outcomes.

October 2016

Performance funding applies financial incentives to higher education, tying a portion of public institutions’ state appropriations to retention rate, degree completion and other student outcomes.

February 2013

This report examines the 403(b) plans in all 50 states and seeks to provide the first comprehensive analysis of these plans across the country. We consider the advantages and disadvantages of alternative methods of regulating 403(b) plans and present an assessment of 403(b) plans in each state.

February 2013

The disclosure requirements under General Accounting Standards Board (GASB) 45 draw attention to a possible unfunded liability for government employers providing other than pension post-retirement benefits (OPEB).

October 2010

This paper examines how controlling vendor access to public K-12 supplemental 403(b) plans improves teacher retirement outcomes by controlling the number of providers, products, investment options, and the level of fees that teachers pay on their retirement saving accounts.

November 2009

Medicare is crucial to the financial wellbeing of retirees. Calls for Medicare reform need to proceed with caution to ensure the program continues to support retiree financial security.

November 2009

This Policy Brief provides essays from five experts in retirement research and policy analysis offering their perspectives on worthwhile reforms to the U.S. retirement system.

August 2004

The 2004 Social Security Trustees Report continues to show that the current system is unsustainable. The looming retirement of the baby boom generation, increasing longevity and falling fertility combine to make the current tax rate too low for long-run solvency.