Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities
An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments.
Study: Medicare Part D Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Blood Pressure Risk
Research from NC State's School of Public and International Affairs shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed — so-called “medication adherence” — and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure.
Study: Claiming Social Security Earlier Can Put Your Spouse at Risk of Poverty
The point at which a family's primary wage earner claims Social Security can significantly affect whether that person’s spouse becomes impoverished in later life, according to a new study from NC State's School of Public and International Affairs.