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National Evaluation Database for the Partnership for Long-Term Care (PLTC) [California, Connecticut, and Indiana], 1992-1998

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • McCall, Nelda (Laguna Research Associates)
  • Korb, Jodi (Laguna Research Associates)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Free Keywords
health insurance; health services utilization; insurance coverage; insurance payments; long term care; long term care insurance; Medicaid
  • Abstract

    These data were collected to evaluate the Partnership for Long-Term Care (PLTC), a project in which the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded grants to four states -- California, Connecticut, Indiana, and New York -- to work with private insurers to create long-term care insurance policies that were more affordable and provided better protection against impoverishment than those generally available. PLTC policies combine private long-term care insurance with special Medicaid eligibility standards that protect assets of the insured once private insurance benefits are exhausted. This collection was extracted from a database compiled from data submitted by three of the PLTC states: California, Connecticut, and Indiana (New York refused participation). It comprises seven parts, which can be linked together using common identifying variables. Part 1, Insured, describes the characteristics of each issued policy and includes variables covering the effective policy date, policy type, elimination periods, maximum benefits, inflation protection mode, and annualized premium, as well as the year of birth, sex, marital status, and state of residence of the insured. Each insured person is represented by one or more records: one record for the initial PLTC policy, plus a separate record for each change to the policy, if any. Part 2, Changes, consists of policy change records used to update the policies in Part 1. Assessments for benefits are recorded in Part 3. This file includes variables on the assessment date, whether the insured met policy criteria at the time of the assessment, disability date, deficiencies in activities of daily living, and MSQ and Folstein test scores. Parts 4-6 describe service payments and utilization: reporting period (quarter), type of service received by the insured, service amount billed, days of service rendered, and amount of remaining benefits (dollars and days). Part 7 contains information on persons denied application to PLTC policies, including date of denial, type and amount of coverage sought, reason for denial, and the sex, year of birth, and marital status of the applicant.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Insured
    • DS2: Changes
    • DS3: Assessments
    • DS4: Service Payments Through Quarter 1, 1998
    • DS5: Service Utilization Through Quarter 1, 1998
    • DS6: Service Payments and Utilization, Quarters 2-4, 1998
    • DS7: Persons Denied Application
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992 / 1998
    Time period: 1992--1998
  • 1992 / 1998
    Collection date: 1992--1998
Geographic Coverage
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Indiana
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Individuals who purchased or attempted to purchase a PLTC policy in California, Connecticut, and Indiana.
Collection Mode
  • The SAS transport files were created by the SAS CPORT procedure.

    The data maps are provided as ASCII text files and the codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file.

2006-03-30 File CB2844.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads. Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (PC282 and PC31571).
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2844 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Meiners, Mark R., McKay, Hunter, Goss, Steven. Chapter 3: National Program Office. Who Will Pay for Long Term Care: Insights from the Partnership Programs.Chicago: Health Administration Press. 2001.
  • McCall, Nelda, Mangle, Steven, Bauer, Ellen, Knickman, James. Factors important in the purchase of partnership long-term care insurance. Health Services Research.33, (2, Pt. 1), 187-203.1998.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

McCall, Nelda; Korb, Jodi (2000): National Evaluation Database for the Partnership for Long-Term Care (PLTC) [California, Connecticut, and Indiana], 1992-1998. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.