GASB stands for the Governmental Accounting Standards Board. They develop the accounting rules for public sector employers.
In 2004, GASB issued Statements No. 43 and 45 for Other Post-Employment Benefits (OPEB’s). GASB 43 is for funded plans and GASB 45 is for public employers. These statements require governmental entities to recognize the cost of OPEB’s when they are earned (while employees are working), rather than when they are paid (after employees retire.)
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