University of Illinois at Chicago
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How will limiting cost of living adjustments affect the value of state pensions?

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posted on 2021-07-20, 17:46 authored by David MerrimanDavid Merriman
In this brief analysis, David Merriman takes a closer look at the proposals to adjust the cost of living adjustments (COLAs), a component of public employee pensions. His calculations show that the proposals made in the General Assembly in 2013 would significantly reduce the value of benefits, even for claimants with a relatively small pension and a high discount rate.


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