R.I. behind on funding post-employment benefits, but better than rest of region

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s “other post-employment benefit liabilities,” which typically consist of retiree health plans, are only 16.5 percent funded, still the highest in New England, according to S&P Global Ratings. The Dec. 4 report found that of states with OPEB liabilities, only six had OPEB-liability funding greater than 30 percent for state workers. Rhode…

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