Eye on 65: Retiree Health Care Podcast

Eye on 65: Retiree Health Care Podcast

Episode 1: The Great Trade-Off

What makes working in the public sector unique, and what’s at stake when retiree health care goes away.

By John Barkett and Marianne Steger | March 7, 2019
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Eye on 65: Retiree Health Care Podcast

Episode 2: Searching for Sustainability

Options available for maintaining retiree health benefits.

By John Barkett and Marianne Steger | March 6, 2019
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Eye on 65: Retiree Health Care Podcast

Episode 3: How to Preserve Retiree Health Care

The individual Medicare marketplace — the best kept secret for delivering affordable retiree health care.

By John Barkett and Marianne Steger | March 5, 2019
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Eye on 65: Retiree Health Care Podcast

Episode 4: Built to Last?

How to determine if your retiree health care program is future-proof.

By John Barkett and Marianne Steger | May 31, 2019
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Eye on 65: Retiree Health Care Podcast

Episode 5: A Financial Solution for the City of Memphis

How can an innovative approach to retiree health care help solve a city’s financial liabilities? The CFO of the City of Memphis shares lessons learned.

By Marianne Steger and John Barkett | November 11, 2019
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Eye on 65 Podcast

Eye on 65 Podcast

Creative ways for state and local governments to keep the promise of retiree health care. 

Ask public sector employees why they chose a government job, and many will note the expectation of a stable pension and retiree health benefits. 

But the percentage of public sector retirees who receive these benefits is shrinking. Five years ago, 73% of state and local governments provided retirees health care coverage; today it’s 68%. And retirement without health care isn’t very secure.   

We’re helping public sector plan sponsors make sense of the options out there when it comes to their retiree population’s health care benefits — from Group Medicare Advantage Plans to individual Medicare marketplaces (also known as Medicare exchanges) to health reimbursement arrangements — and how they can manage change and help retirees navigate choice.  

Tune in with Willis Towers Watson’s John Barkett and Marianne Steger to find out how you can keep your retiree health care promises. 

More information for public sector plan sponsors can be found on the Willis Towers Watson website.