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Study Report

Study Number: QG-072-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1993

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation employer health insurance survey, 1993.  [machine-readable data file] / Long, Stephen H.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 6908

Date Accessioned: 9/17/2004

Number of Files Received: 0

Comments: All the files are stored under directory, EMP_93 on ICPSR CD0038 (DP7333). Users are advised to download the data directly from ICPSR. For more information about Center for Studying Health System Change, please visit its web site. To preserve respondent privacy, Part 3, FIPS State and County Codes for Firms Data, is restricted from general dissemination. To obtain this file, researchers must agree to the terms and conditions of a restricted data use agreement in accordance with existing servicing policies. Please ask Cindy Severt, ICPSR Official Representative for UW-Madison for assistance if you like to obtain part 3 of this study.

Access Status: Access limited to UW Campus

Date Ordered: 9/1/2004

Documentation: PDF codebook files and SAS and SPSS statement files.

Abstract: The purpose of this survey was to investigate the barriers to the provision of employer-sponsored health insurance coverage and to describe the premiums and other characteristics of health plans offered by employers. With the goal of remedying the previous lack of state-level data, the survey was conducted to aid in defining problems in the employment-based insurance market and in analyzing the impacts of states' policy options. The survey collected data on characteristics of employers and workers in establishments offering and not offering health insurance, including the number of employees (statewide and nationwide), the distribution of workers by hours worked, age, sex, and earnings, the peak month for seasonal workers, the type of industry or business, whether health insurance was offered, and eligibility rules for health insurance. It also collected information about the characteristics of plans offered, including premiums, cost-sharing, medical underwriting, self-insurance, type of plan, number of days a person must wait for coverage of a preexisting condition, and whether each plan covered prenatal care, maternity care, outpatient prescription drugs, mental health services, dental care, and treatment for alcoholism or drug abuse. The survey also elicited information from employers not offering health insurance as to other forms of compensation for medical expenses they provided to employees. There are three data files in the collection. Part 1, Firms Data, contains information on the surveyed firms. Part 2, Plans Data, has data on each insurance plan offered by these firms. Part 3, FIPS State and County Codes for Firms Data, identifies the state and county of each firm. Parts 1 and 3 comprise one case per firm, Part 2 one case per insurance plan.

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