Underfunded/unfunded retiree healthcare is a topic that gets little attention in the finance media. All the attention has been paid to pension funds, but retiree healthcare is in worse shape. For example, if a pension fund is only 70 percent funded, it is considered extremely underfunded. And yet retiree healthcare plans are on average only four percent funded.
The question is, why?
We will be exploring this story during our upcoming MIT Sloan Experts (@MITSloanExperts) Twitter chat with Bob Pozen (@Pozen), senior lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Pozen will be discussing this budget bomb, which is about to go off, with acclaimed Journalist Dan Kaldec (@DanKadlec), who writes for Money Magazine, Time Magazine and other outlets, covering finance trends.
This #MITSloanExperts Twitter Chat will take place on Monday, November 14, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. EST. A Twitter chat is a one-hour synchronous conversation where participants use a common hashtag.
How do you get involved? If you have a question or a response, just include “#MITSloanExperts” in your tweet.