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September 12, 2017

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers – September 12, 2017

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Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library. ”

A. “Access to Long-Term Care After a Wealth Shock: Evidence from the Housing Bubble and Burst,” by Joan Costa Font, Richard Frank, Katherine Swartz (w23781, September 2017, .pdf format, 34p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w23781

B. “The Impact of Partial-Year Enrollment on the Accuracy of Risk Adjustment Systems: A Framework and Evidence,” by Keith Marzilli Ericson, Kimberley Geissler, and Benjamin Lubin (w23765, September 2017, .pdf format, 42p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w23781

July 26, 2017

CAAR – Commonwealth Fund Issue Brief – July 26, 2017

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Extending Marketplace Tax Credits Would Make Coverage More Affordable for Middle-Income Adults,” by Jodi Liu and Christine Eibner (July 2017, .pdf format, 14p.).

www.commonwealthfund.org/publications/issue-briefs/2017/jul/marketplace-tax-credit-extension

June 22, 2017

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Issue Brief – June 22, 2017

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Does Public Health Insurance Affect How Much People Work?” by Gal Wettstein (IB No. 17-12, June 2017, .pdf format, 9p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/does-public-health-insurance-affect-how-much-people-work/

June 21, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Fact Sheets – June 21, 2017

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A. “Spotlight on the Impact of the American Health Care Act on Total Medicaid Spending in Eight States,” by Brendan Flinn and Ari Houser (June 2017, .pdf format).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/impact-of-ahca-on-total-medicaid-spending-in-select-states.html

B. “Health Care Bill Harms People with Job-Based Coverage,” by Lina Walker and Jane Sung (June 2017, .pdf format).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/health-care-bill-harms-people-with-job-based-health-insurance-coverage.html

April 12, 2017

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Issue Brief – April 12, 2017

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Do Health Insurance Reforms Boost Demand for Older Workers by SES?” by Matthew S. Rutledge and Caroline V. Crawford (IB No. 17-7, April 2017, .pdf format, 7p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/do-health-insurance-reforms-boost-demand-for-older-workers-by-ses/

March 9, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – March 9, 2017

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In Health Reform, Stakes are High for Older Americans with Preexisting Health Conditions,” by Claire Noel-Miller and Jane Sung (March 2017, .pdf format, 7p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2017/affordable-care-act-protects-millions-of-older-adults-with-pre-existing-conditions.html

February 10, 2017

CAAR – Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond (Virginia) Working Paper – February 10, 2017

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Health, Health Insurance, and Retirement: A Survey,” by Eric French and John Bailey Jones (No. 17-03, February 2017, .pdf format, 47p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.richmondfed.org/publications/research/working_papers/2017/wp_17-03

February 9, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – February 9, 2017

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Impact of Changing the Age Rating Limit for Health Insurance Premiums,” by Jane Sung and Olivia Dean (February 2017, .pdf format, 4p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2016/Impact-of-Changing-the-Age-Rating-Limit-for-Health-Insurance-Premiums.html

CAAR – University of Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Paper – February 9, 2017

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Long-term Individual and Population Consequences of Early-life Access to Health Insurance,” by Etienne Gaudette, Gwyn Pauley and Julie Zissimopoulos (WP 2016-355, October 2016, .pdf format, 26p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/Publication/Abstract/1149?ptid=1

January 23, 2017

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Brief – January 23, 2017

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Protecting Affordable Health Insurance for Older Adults: The Affordable Care Act’s Limit on Age Rating,” by Jane Sung (January 2017, .pdf format, 3p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2016/protecting-affordable-health-insurance-for-older-adults.html

January 3, 2017

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Paper – January 3, 2017

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Would Reducing the Price of Employing an Older Worker Improve Labor Market Outcomes by Socioeconomic Status? Evidence from Health Insurance Premium Restrictions,” by Matthew S. Rutledge and Caroline V. Crawford (WP 2016-17, December 2016, .pdf format, 40p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/would-reducing-the-price-of-employing-an-older-worker-improve-labor-market-outcomes-by-socioeconomic-status-evidence-from-health-insurance-premium-restrictions/

December 1, 2016

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Papers – December 1, 2016

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A. “The Impact of Massachusetts Health Insurance Reform on Labor Mobility,” by Norma B. Coe, Wenliang Hou, Alicia H. Munnell, Patrick J. Purcell and Matthew S. Rutledge (WP No. 2016-16, December 2016, .pdf format, 39p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/the-impact-of-massachusetts-health-insurance-reform-on-labor-mobility/

B. “Work, Retirement, and Social Networks at Older Ages,” by Eleonora Patacchini and Gary V. Engelhardt (WP No. 2016-15, November 2016, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/work-retirement-and-social-networks-at-older-ages/

November 14, 2016

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – November 14, 2016

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Hospital Competition, Quality, and Expenditures in the U.S. Medicare Population,” by Carrie Colla, Julie Bynum, Andrea Austin, and Jonathan Skinner (w22826, November 2016, .pdf format, 47p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w22826

B. “Gender, Marriage, and Life Expectancy,” by Margherita Borella, Mariacristina De Nardi, and Fang Yang (w22817, November 2016, .pdf format, 39p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w22817

C. “The Affordable Care Act as Retiree Health Insurance: Implications for Retirement and Social Security Claiming,” by Alan L. Gustman, Thomas L. Steinmeier, and Nahid Tabatabai (w22815, November 2016, .pdf format, 53p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w22815

November 10, 2016

CAAR – Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Papers – November 10, 2016

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A. “Older Peoples’ Willingness to Delay Social Security Claiming,” by Raimond H. Maurer and Olivia S. Mitchell (WP 2016-346, September 2016, .pdf format, 25p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/Publication/Abstract/1124?ptid=1

B. “Health Reform and Health Insurance Coverage of Early Retirees,” by Helen Levy, Thomas C. Buchmueller and Sayeh Nikpay (WP 2016-345, September 2016, .pdf format, 28p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/Publication/Abstract/1125?ptid=1

August 29, 2016

CAAR – US Social Security Administration, Research, Statistics, and Policy Analysis Brief, Report and Periodicals – August 29,

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A. “Distributional Effects of Applying Social Security Taxes to Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Premiums,” by Kathleen Romig, Dave Shoffner, and Kevin Whitman (Policy Brief No. 2016-01, August 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/policybriefs/pb2016-01.html

B. “Fast Facts & Figures About Social Security, 2016,” (August 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 37p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/chartbooks/fast_facts/2016/index.html

C. SSI Monthly Statistics, July 2016 (August 2016, .pdf and HTML format).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/statcomps/ssi_monthly/2016-07/index.html

D. International Update, August 2016 (August 2016, .pdf and HTML format, 3p.).

www.ssa.gov/policy/docs/progdesc/intl_update/2016-08/index.html

August 26, 2016

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Article – August 26, 2016

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Determinants of Health Insurance Coverage among People Aged 45 and over in China: Who Buys Public, Private and Multiple Insurance,” by Yinzi Jin, Zhiyuan Hou, and Donglan Zhang (PLoS ONE 11(8): e0161774. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0161774, XML, HTML and .pdf format, 15p.).

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0161774

July 20, 2016

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Papers – July 20, 2016

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A. “The Interconnected Relationships of Health Insurance, Health, and Labor Market Outcomes,” by Matthew S. Rutledge (WP No. 2016-2, July 2016, .pdf format, 42p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/the-interconnected-relationships-of-health-insurance-health-and-labor-market-outcomes/

B. “Labor Force Dynamics in the Great Recession and its Aftermath: Implications for Older Workers,” by Gary Burtless (WP No. 2016-1, July 2016, .pdf format, 51p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/labor-force-dynamics-in-the-great-recession-and-its-aftermath-implications-for-older-workers/

May 12, 2016

CAAR – Pew Charitable Trusts/MacArthur Foundation Report – May 12, 2016

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State Retiree Health Plan Spending: An examination of funding trends and plan provisions,” (May 2016, .pdf format, 45p.).

www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/assets/2016/05/stateretireehealthplanspending.pdf

CAAR – University of Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Paper – May 12, 2016

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Lifetime Consequences of Early and Midlife Access to Health Insurance: A Review,” by Etienne Gaudette, Gwyn Pauley and Julie Zissimopoulos (WP 2016-341, March 2016, .pdf format, 60p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/Publication/Abstract/1099?ptid=1

May 6, 2016

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Issue Brief – May 6, 2016

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Fading Fast: Fewer Seniors Have Retiree Health Insurance,” by Tricia Neuman and Anthony Damico (May 2016, .pdf format, 3p.).

kff.org/medicare/issue-brief/fading-fast-fewer-seniors-have-retiree-health-insurance/

March 15, 2016

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Issue Brief – March 15, 2016

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How Big a Burden Are State and Local OPEB Benefits?” by Alicia H. Munnell, Jean-Pierre Aubry and Caroline V. Crawford (SLP No. 48, March 2016, .pdf format, 10p.).

crr.bc.edu/briefs/how-big-a-burden-are-state-and-local-opeb-benefits/

November 13, 2015

CAAR – Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) [University of Bonn, Germany] Working Papers – November 13, 2015

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A. “Old-Age Pension and Intergenerational Living Arrangements,” by Xi Chen (Discussion Paper No. 9482, November 2015, .pdf format, 36p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=9482

B. “Overconfidence and Health Insurance Participation among the Elderly,” by Wei Huang and Mi Luo (Discussion Paper No. 9481, November 2015, .pdf format, 19p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.iza.org/en/webcontent/publications/papers/viewAbstract?dp_id=9481

September 1, 2015

CAAR – European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research Issue Brief – September 1, 2015

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Beyond the “Guest Worker” Agreement: Portability of Pensions and Health Insurance for Pensioners in the Migration Corridors Austria/Germany vs. Turkey,” by Michael Fuchs (August 2015, .pdf format, 18p.).

www.euro.centre.org/detail.php?xml_id=2518

July 28, 2015

CAAR – US Bureau of Labor Statistics News Release – July 28, 2015

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Employee Benefits in the United States – March 2015,” (July 2015, .pdf and HTML format, 16p.).

www.bls.gov/news.release/ebs2.toc.htm

July 16, 2015

CAAR – Employee Benefits Research Institute Periodical – July 16, 2015

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EBRI Notes (Vol. 36, No. 1, July 2015, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: The articles in this issue are: “IRA Withdrawals in 2013 and Longitudinal Results 2010-2013,” by Craig Copeland; and, “Satisfaction With Health Coverage and Care: Findings from the 2014 EBRI/Greenwald & Associates Consumer Engagement in Health Care Survey,” by Paul Fronstin.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=3245

May 19, 2015

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute/Urban Institute – May 19, 2015

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Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans Ages 50–64,” by Jane Sung, Laura Skopec, and Timothy A. Waidmann (May 2015, .pdf format, 2p.).

www.urban.org/research/publication/monitoring-impact-health-reform-americans-ages-50-64

April 23, 2015

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief, Periodical – April 23, 2015

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A. “The 2015 Retirement Confidence Survey: Having a Retirement Savings Plan a Key Factor in Americans’ Retirement Confidence,” by Ruth Helman, Craig Copeland, and Jack VanDerhei (EBRI Issue Brief No. 413, April 2015, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=5513

B. EBRI Notes (Vol. 36, No. 4, April 2015, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: The articles in this issue are: “A Look at the End-of-Life Financial Situation in America,” by Sudipto Banerjee; and, “Measured Matters: The Use of “Big Data” in Employee Benefits,” by Stephen Blakely.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5517

March 31, 2015

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – March 31, 2015

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Job Lock and Employer-Provided Health Insurance: Evidence from the Literature,” by Dean Baker (March 2015, .pdf format, 35p.).

www.aarp.org/ppi/info-2015/job-lock-and-employer-provided-healthcare.html

December 22, 2014

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Reports – December 22, 2014

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A. “Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans 50–64: Medicaid Expansion and Marketplace Implementation Increased Health Coverage,” by Adam L. Weiss, Timothy A. Waidmann, and Kyle J. Caswell (December 2014, .pdf format, 12p.).

B. “Monitoring the Impact of Health Care Reforms on Americans 50–64: Awareness and Coverage Expectations,” by Gerry Smolka and Olivia Dean (December 2014, .pdf format, 10p.).

C. “Monitoring the Impact of Health Reform on Americans 50–64: Use of Insurance Marketplaces,” by Gerry Smolka, Olivia Dean, Kyle J. Caswell, Timothy A. Waidmann, and Adam L. Weiss (December 2014, .pdf format, 10p.).

www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/info-2014/monitoring-impact-of-health-reform-AARP-ppi-health.html

October 22, 2014

CAAR – Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Statistical Brief – October 22, 2014

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Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Retirees in the Private Sector, 2003 to 2013,” by William A. Carroll (Statistical Brief No. 453, October 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 6p.).

meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/Pub_ProdResults_Details.jsp?pt=Statistical+Brief&opt=2&id=1155

October 6, 2014

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – October 6, 2014

Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library.

A. “Distributional Effects of Means Testing Social Security: An Exploratory Analysis,” by Alan Gustman, Thomas Steinmeier, and Nahid Tabatabai (w20546, October 2014, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w20546

B. “Annuitized Wealth and Post-Retirement Saving,” by John Laitner, Daniel Silverman, and Dmitriy Stolyarov (w20547, October 2014, .pdf format, 32p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w20547

C. “Insurance Markets for the Elderly,” by Hanming Fang (w20549, October 2014, .pdf format, 83p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w20549

D. “The Perception Of Social Security Incentives For Labor Supply And Retirement: The Median Voter Knows More Than You’d Think,” by Jeffrey B. Liebman and Erzo F.P. Luttmer (w20562, October 2014, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w20562

September 4, 2014

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Factsheet – September 4, 2014

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Work and Health Insurance for 50- to 64-Year Olds,” by Gerry Smolka, Carlos Figueiredo, and Harriet Komisar (August 2014, .pdf format, 3p.).

www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/info-2014/work-and-health-insurance-for-50-to-64-year-olds-AARP-ppi-health.html

August 11, 2014

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – August 11, 2014

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Links to an abstract are available. For full text availability check your organization’s library. “Spousal Labor Market Effects from Government Health Insurance: Evidence from a Veterans Affairs Expansion,” by Melissa A. Boyle and Joanna N. Lahey (w20371, August 2014, .pdf format, 45p.).

www.nber.org/papers/w20371

July 8, 2014

CAAR – Pension Research Council, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania Working Paper – July 8, 2014

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What’s Next for VEBAs? The Impact of Declining Employer-Provided Health Care Coverage and the Affordable Care Act,” by Erin Leighty (WP2014-19, July 2014, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: Links to the abstract and the full text of the paper available at:

www.pensionresearchcouncil.org/publications/document.php?file=1204

May 13, 2014

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Report – May 13, 2014

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How are Seniors Choosing and Changing Health Insurance Plans?” by Gretchen Jacobson, Christina Swoope, Michael Perry and Mary C. Slosar (May 2014, .pdf format, 22p.).

kff.org/medicare/report/how-are-seniors-choosing-and-changing-health-insurance-plans/

May 1, 2014

CAAR – Urban Institute Report – May 1, 2014

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Adding Employer Contributions to Health Insurance to Social Security’s Earnings and Tax Base,” by Karen E. Smith and Eric Toder (April 2014, .pdf format, 40p.).

www.urban.org/publications/413111.html

April 14, 2014

CAAR – Kaiser Family Foundation Report – April 14, 2014

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Retiree Health Benefits At the Crossroads,” by Frank McArdle, Tricia Neuman and Jennifer Huang (April 2014, .pdf and HTML format, 24p.).

kff.org/medicare/report/retiree-health-benefits-at-the-crossroads/

January 9, 2014

CAAR – AARP Public Policy Institute Report – January 9, 2014

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Effect of Health Reform for 50- to 64-Year-Olds,” by Gerry Smolka, Megan Multack, and Carlos Figueiredo (December 2013, .pdf format, 11p.).

www.aarp.org/health/health-insurance/info-12-2013/effect-of-health-reform-for-50-64-year-olds-AARP-ppi-health.html

December 26, 2013

CAAR – Michigan Retirement Research Center Working Papers – December 26, 2013

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A. “Does Retirement Induced through Social Security Pension Eligibility Influence Subjective Well-being? A Cross-Country Comparison,” by Arie Kapteyn, Jinkook Lee and Gema Zamarro (WP 2013-301, October 2013, .pdf format, 18p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=960

B. “Expectations and Household Spending,” by Michael Hurd and Susann Rohwedder (WP 2013-300, October 2013, .pdf format, 24p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=959

C. “Cognitive Ability, Expectations, and Beliefs about the Future: Psychological Influences on Retirement Decisions,” by Andrew Parker, Leandro Carvalho and Susann Rohwedder (WP 2013-298, September 2013, .pdf format, 93p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=955

D. “The Assets and Liabilities of Cohorts: The Antecedents of Retirement Security,” by J. Michael Collins, John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri (WP 2013-296, October 2013, .pdf format, 54p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=958

E. “Costs and Benefits of In-Kind Transfers: The Case of Medicaid Home Care Benefits,” by Ethan Lieber and Lee Lockwood (WP 2013-294, October 2013, .pdf format, p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=957

F. “How Family Status and Social Security Claiming Options Shape Optimal Life Cycle Portfolios,” by Andreas Hubener, Raimond H. Maurer and Olivia S. Mitchell (WP 2013-293, October 2013, .pdf format, 46p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=954

G. “Health Insurance and Retirement Decisions,” by John Karl Scholz and Ananth Seshadri (WP 2013-292, September 2013, .pdf format, 60p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=956

November 15, 2013

CAAR – University of Michigan Center for Retirement Research Working Paper – November 15, 2013

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Disability Insurance and Healthcare Reform: Evidence from Massachusetts,” by Nicole Maestas, Kathleen Mullen and Alexander Strand (WP 2013-289, November 2013, .pdf format, 16p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.mrrc.isr.umich.edu/publications/index_abstract.cfm?ptid=1&pid=940

October 25, 2013

CAAR – National Bureau of Economics Research Working Papers – October 25, 2013

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A. “The Role of Retiree Health Insurance in the Early Retirement of Public Sector Employees,” by John B. Shoven and Sita Slavov (w19563, October 2013, .pdf format, 26p.).

Most private sector workers with employer-provided health insurance have a strong incentive to continue working until Medicare eligibility in order to maintain group health coverage. However, most government employees have access to retiree health coverage, which allows them access to group health coverage even if they retire before Medicare eligibility. We study the impact of retiree health coverage on the probability of stopping work among public sector workers between the ages of 55 and 64. We find that, for state and local government employees, retiree health coverage raises the probability of stopping work by 5.1 percentage points (around 28 percent) between ages 60 and 64. However, we find no evidence that retiree health coverage influences state and local employees’ decisions to stop work at ages 55-59, or that such coverage has an effect on the probability of stopping work for federal and military employees.

www.nber.org/papers/w19563

B. “Defined Contribution Pension Plans: Sticky or Discerning Money?” by Clemens Sialm, Laura Starks, and Hanjiang Zhang (w19569, October 2013, .pdf format, 53p.).

Abstract:

Participants in defined contribution (DC) retirement plans rarely adjust their portfolio allocations, suggesting that their investment choices and consequent money flows are sticky and not discerning. Yet, the participants’ inertia could be offset by the DC plan sponsors, who adjust the plan’s investment options. We examine these countervailing influences on flows into U.S. mutual funds. We find that flows into funds that derive from DC assets are more volatile and exhibit more performance sensitivity than non-DC flows, primarily due to the adjustments of the investment options by the plan sponsors. Thus, DC retirement money is less sticky and more discerning.

www.nber.org/papers/w19569

C. “How Family Status and Social Security Claiming Options Shape Optimal Life Cycle Portfolios,” by Andreas Hubener, Raimond Maurer, and Olivia S. Mitchell (w19583, October 2013, .pdf format, 46p.).

Abstract:

Household decisions are profoundly shaped by a complex set of financial options due to Social Security rules determining retirement, spousal, and survivor benefits, along with benefit adjustments that vary with the age at which these are claimed. These rules influence optimal household asset allocation, insurance, and work decisions, given life cycle demographic shocks such as marriage, divorce, and children. Our model generates a wealth profile and a low and stable equity fraction consistent with empirical evidence. We also confirm predictions that wives will claim retirement benefits earlier than husbands, while life insurance is mainly purchased by younger men. Our policy simulations imply that eliminating survivor benefits would sharply reduce claiming differences by sex while dramatically increasing men’s life insurance purchases.

www.nber.org/papers/w19583

D. “Who Pays for Public Employee Health Costs?” by Jeffrey Clemens and David M. Cutler (w19582, October 2013, .pdf format, 57p.).

Abstract:

We analyze the incidence of public-employee health benefits. Because these benefits are negotiated through the political process, relevant labor market institutions deviate significantly from the competitive, private-sector benchmark. Empirically, we find that roughly 15 percent of the cost of recent benefit growth was passed onto school district employees through reductions in wages and salaries. Strong teachers’ unions were associated with relatively strong linkages between benefit growth and growth in total compensation. We further find that when economic conditions are poor, straining public budgets, benefit growth is more readily shifted back to public employees. Our analysis is consistent with the view that the costs of public workers’ benefits are difficult to monitor, contributing to benefit oriented, and often under-funded, compensation schemes.

www.nber.org/papers/w19574

October 11, 2013

CAAR – National Bureau of Economic Research Working Paper – October 11, 2013

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How Does Retiree Health Insurance Influence Public Sector Employee Saving?” by Robert Clark and Olivia S. Mitchell (w19511, October 2013, .pdf format, 38p.).

Abstract:

Economic theory predicts that employer-provided retiree health insurance benefits crowd-out household wealth accumulation. Nevertheless, there is little research on the impacts of retiree health insurance on wealth accruals, so this paper utilizes a unique data file on three baseline cohorts from the Health and Retirement Study to explore how employer-provided retiree health insurance may influence net household wealth among public sector employees, where retiree healthcare benefits are still quite prevalent. We find that most full-time public sector employees who anticipate receiving employer-provided health insurance coverage in retirement save less than their private sector uncovered counterparts.

www.nber.org/papers/w19511

October 1, 2013

CAAR – Center for Economic Studies/Ifo Institute for Economic Research (CESifo) [Munich, Bavaria, Germany] Working Paper – October 1, 2013

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Retiree Health Insurance for Public School Employees: Does it Affect Retirement?” by Maria D. Fitzpatrick (CESifo Working Paper No. 4415, October 2013, .pdf format, 38p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

www.cesifo-group.de/ifoHome/publications/working-papers/CESifoWP/CESifoWPdetails?wp_id=19096941

May 30, 2013

CAAR – US Government Accountability Office Report – May 30, 2013

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“Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Enrollment and Spending in the Early Retiree Reinsurance and Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan Programs,” (GAO-13-391, April 2013, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-391

April 18, 2013

CAAR – US Bureau of Labor Statistics Periodical – April 18, 2013

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Beyond the Numbers (Vol. 2, No. 10, April 2013, .pdf and HTML format, 8p.). Note: The title of this issue is “Retirement and medical benefits: Who has both?” by Lindsay B. Kimbro and Michelle B. Mayfield.

www.bls.gov/opub/btn/volume-2/retirement-and-medical-benefits-who-has-both.htm

April 10, 2013

CAAR – Center for Retirement Research at Boston College Working Papers – April 10, 2013

A. “Does Access to Health Insurance Influence Work Effort Among Disability Cash Benefit Recipients?” by Norma B. Coe and Kalman Rupp (WP No. 2013-10, April 2013, .pdf format, 53p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/does-access-to-health-insurance-influence-work-effort-among-disability-cash-benefit-recipients/

B. “How Will Older Workers Who Lose Their Jobs During the Great Recession Fare in the Long-Run?” by Matthew S. Rutledge, Natalia Orlova, and Anthony Webb (WP No. 2013-09, April 2013, .pdf format, 32p.). Note: Links to the abstract and full-text can be found at:

crr.bc.edu/working-papers/how-will-older-workers-who-lose-their-jobs-during-the-great-recession-fare-in-the-long-run/

January 31, 2013

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institutes Periodical – January 31, 2013

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EBRI Notes (Vol. 34, No. 1, January 2013, .pdf format, 16p.). Note: The articles in this issue are: “Views on Health Coverage and Retirement: Findings from the 2012 Health Confidence Survey,” by Paul Fronstin; and, “Tax Preferences and Mandates: Is the Danish Savings Experience Applicable to the United States?” by Sudipto Banerjee and Nevin Adams.

www.ebri.org/publications/notes/index.cfm?fa=notesDisp&content_id=5157

January 3, 2013

CAAR – US Government Acountability Office Report – January 3, 2013

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“Status, Financial Outlook, and Alternative Approaches to Fund Retiree Health Benefits” (GAO-13-112, December 2012, .pdf format, 72p.).

www.gao.gov/products/GAO-13-112

November 26, 2012

CAAR – Public Library of Science (PLoS) Articles – November 26, 2012

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A. “Newly Acquired Fear of Falling Leads to Altered Eye Movement Patterns and Reduced Stepping Safety: A Case Study,” by William R. Young and Mark A. Hollands (PLoS ONE 7(11): e49765. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049765, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 7p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0049765

B. “Relation of Pulse Pressure to Long-Distance Gait Speed in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: Findings from the LIFE-P Study,” by Kevin S. Heffernan, Todd M. Manini, Fang-Chi Hsu, Steven N. Blair, Barbara J. Nicklas, Stephen B. Kritchevsky, Anne B. Newman, Kim Sutton-Tyrrell, Timothy S. Church, William L. Haskell, and Roger A. Fielding (PLoS ONE 7(11): e49544. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0049544, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0049544

C. “Validity and Reliability of a Tool for Determining Appropriateness of Days of Stay: An Observational Study in the Orthopedic Intensive Rehabilitation Facilities in Italy,” by Aida Bianco, Domenico Flotta, Francesca Lotito, Carmelo G. A. Nobile, Claudia Pileggi, and Maria Pavia, for The Collaborative Working Group (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50260. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050260, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 6p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050260

D. “Cognitive Processing Speed in Older Adults: Relationship with White Matter Integrity,” by Geoffrey A. Kerchner, Caroline A. Racine, Sandra Hale, Reva Wilheim, Victor Laluz, Bruce L. Miller, and Joel H. Kramer (PLoS ONE 7(11): e50425. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0050425, XML, HTML, and .pdf format, 10p.).

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0050425

October 23, 2012

CAAR – Employee Benefit Research Institute Issue Brief – October 23, 2012

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Employment-Based Retiree Health Benefits: Trends in Access and Coverage, 1997-2010,” by Paul Fronstin and Nevin Adams (Issue Brief No. 377, October 2012, .pdf format, 24p.).

www.ebri.org/publications/ib/index.cfm?fa=ibDisp&content_id=5119

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