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GASB Proposes Major Improvements for Governmental Reporting of Liability for Health Insurance and Other Retiree Benefits
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[Guidance Overview]
May 28, 2014
"The most significant effect of the OPEB Exposure Drafts would be to require governments to recognize their net OPEB liabilities on the face of their financial statements -- providing all financial statement users with a more comprehensive understanding of these significant OPEB promises than is currently available.... The OPEB Employer Exposure Draft proposes that governments be required to report a liability for the OPEB that it will provide on the face of the financial statement.... The OPEB Employer Exposure Draft also proposes significant changes to how a government would calculate its OPEB liability and annual expense.... The OPEB Plan Exposure Draft addresses the financial reports of [DB] OPEB plans that are administered through trusts that meet certain criteria. It also details proposed note disclosure requirements for [DC] OPEB plans.... The Exposure Drafts, including instructions on how to submit written comments, are each expected to be available in mid-June on the GASB website[.]"

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