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Update For Measuring Pension And Retiree Health Benefits

As of the end of FY 2016, assets in the Postal Service Retiree Health Benefits Fund were $51.9 billion, and the OPM calculated the retiree health benefits liability at $104.0 billion. The assets in these retirement liability accounts totaled $338.4 billion, and the liabilities totaled $411.8 billion, resulting in these liabilities funded at 82

Actived: Sunday Jun 20, 2021

Detail: https://www.uspsoig.gov/document/update-measuring-pension-and-retiree-health-benefits-liabilities/

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