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Date:6/24/2008

ol costs with the need to keep the plans affordable for employees.

-- Include incentives for employee wellness.

The report was written by Harry Perlstadt, PhD, MPH, a professor in Michigan State University's Department of Sociology; AnnMarie Schneider, MS, director of Program Planning and Policy Education, MSU Legislative Leadership Program, IPPSR; and Ryan Kevin Kelly, MHRLR, a research assistant with IPPSR, School of Labor and Industrial Relations, Michigan State University. It is based on interviews with government administrators, key policymakers, union leaders, human resources professionals, and research scholars. The research team also reviewed reports from actuarial firms, states such as California and Ohio, research institutes, and professional associations, as well as testimony presented to the Michigan House Committee on Retiree Health Care Reforms.

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The Center for State and Local Government Excellence helps state and local governments become knowledgeable and competitive employers so they can attract and retain a talented and committed workforce. The Center identifies best practices and conducts research on competitive employment practices, workforce development, pensions, retiree health security, and financial planning. The Center also brings state and local leaders together with respected researchers and features the latest demographic data on the aging workforce, research studies, and news on health care, recruitment, and succession planning on its website, http://www.slge.org.


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