Title

Postretirement Healthcare Benefit Rules Require Careful Study

Department

Economics, Finance, & Quantitative Analysis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-1994

Abstract

Several alternatives exist for employers to use to fund postretirement healthcare benefits within the context of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the Financial Accounting Standards Board's Statement of Financial Accounting Standards No. 106: Employers' Accounting for Postretirement Benefits Other Than Pensions. The liability potential of employer-promised postretirement healthcare benefits, however, requires careful study.

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