Health & Wellness

How will state and local governments deal with health care for the large baby boom generation of public employees? Although increases in health care costs have slowed recently, the growing percentage of employee compensation that goes to health benefits puts pressure on employee wages and other government expenditures, prompting governments to make changes to their plans and strategies. Retiree health care obligations are a major concern as many governments are funding them on a pay-as-you-go basis.

SLGE and its partners have analyzed data from all 50 states and a large sample of local governments, looking at such issues as benefit offerings and financing strategies, cost containment, health care trusts, and the health and financial benefits of wellness programs.

Health and Wellness Resources

Infographic on Emergency Savings Funds for Employees

In conjunction with April being Financial Literacy Month, the Center for State and Local Government Excellence at ICMA-RC has developed an infographic on the business case for helping employees to build emergency savings.

Stakeholders Meeting: A Cooperative Approach to Financial Wellness

SLGE at ICMA-RC convened a group of thirteen associations or other key stakeholders for a discussion on financial wellness for state and local government employees.  This report summarizes the areas of focus and opportunities for collaboration.

Multisector Partnerships to Improve Population Health

Survey with ICMA and Case Studies in Colorado, Florida and Minnesota Focus on Affordable Housing, Healthy Community Design, and Substance Misuse As the nation continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic, a new report explores how local government agencies are collaborating to help address today’s greatest public health challenges. The report delivers detailed information and promising […]