Certain mortality projections would increase life expectancy by2.3 years and reduce the funded ratio of the nation’s publicpension plans to 67 percent.

That’s according to a just-out brief from the Center for Stateand Local Government Excellence, “HowWill Longer Lifespans Affect State and Local Pension Funding?”which concludes that, while the impact of longer lives is notexactly a positive for funds, there’s no imminent threat to pensionfunding levels.

It explores what public plan liabilities and funded ratios wouldlook like under two alternative scenarios:

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