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Needed Savings for Health Care in Retirement Continue to Fall
"IRA Asset Allocation, 2012"
UPDATED: EBRI estimates of the changes in 401(k) account balances for August 2014, by age and tenure.
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EBRI Notes – October 2014
“Amount of Savings Needed for Health Expenses for People Eligible for Medicare: Good News Not So Rare Anymore,” and “IRA Asset Allocation, 2012, and Longitudinal Results, 2010-2012”
Projected savings targets: American elderly need to cover their health care costs in retirement continue to decline, due in part to enhanced prescription drug coverage provided by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), according to new modeling by EBRI. Press release.
IRAs: Almost 60 percent of individual retirement account (IRA) owners have their savings in an “extreme” investment allocation in 2012, meaning less than 10 percent or more than 90 percent in a particular investment category, according to a new report by EBRI. Press release.
EBRI Notes – September 2014
“How Does Household Expenditure Change With Age for Older Americans?” and “2014 Health and Voluntary Workplace Benefits Survey: Most Workers Continue to be Satisfied With Their Own Health Plan, but Growing Number Give Low Ratings to Health Care System”
Older Americans: Although health expenses increase steadily with age, and remain a cause of concern, home and home-related expenses are the largest spending category for older Americans, according to a new report by EBRI. Press release.
Workplace Benefits Survey: Although American workers rank their own health care highly, their opinion of the overall U.S. health care system is low and continues to fall, according to a new report by EBRI. Press release.
EBRI Issue Brief – October 2014
The percentage of workers who participate in an employment-based retirement plan increased in 2013 for the first time since 2010—both among all workers and private-sector workers, according to a new report by EBRI. Press release.
EBRI Issue Brief – September 2014
Quality of Health Care After Adopting a Full-Replacement, High-Deductible Health Plan With a Health Savings Account: A Five-Year Study
With an ever-growing number of workers covered by health savings account (HSA)-eligible health plans, how does use of health care services used to measure quality compare with traditional managed care? New research from EBRI finds a mixed bag: Depending on the health care service, HSA-plans could result in higher or lower use, and in some cases no change whatsoever. Press release.
- 401(k) Valuations Published: October 2, 2014 401(k) Balances and Changes Due to Market Volatility
- Data Book Last Updated: February 2013 A comprehensive collection of the most up-to-date benefit information available