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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Employer Health Insurance Survey [Community Tracking Study and State Initiatives in Health Care Reform Program], 1997

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data, survey data
Creator
  • Long, Stephen H. (RAND)
  • Marquis, M. Susan (RAND)
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Community Tracking Study Series
Publication Date
2000-11-15
Funding Reference
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
communities; employee benefits; employers; health insurance; Health Maintenance Organizations; insurance coverage; insurance policies; private health insurance; workers
Description
  • Abstract

    The objectives of this study were to describe and understand employers' and employees' behavior with respect to employment-based health insurance, to track trends in health insurance provided by employers, and to evaluate selected policies to regulate or expand employment-based health insurance coverage. Sampling was designed to permit estimates for selected communities that are part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Community Tracking Study (CTS) and for selected states of interest to the RWJF State Initiatives in Health Care Reform Program. Data were collected on employers' offers of health insurance coverage, employees' eligibility and enrollment in health plans, and, for each plan offered, the plan type (HMO, POS, PPO, conventional), premiums (employer and employee contributions), benefits, cost-sharing, and employer self-insurance status. The study also collected information on the characteristics of employers and workers, including the number of employees at the establishment, the number of employees statewide and nationwide, and the distribution of workers by hours worked, age, sex, and earnings.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Firms Data
    • DS2: Plans Data
    • DS3: State and County Codes
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996 / 1997
    Time period: 1996--1997
  • 1996 / 1997
    Collection date: 1996--1997
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
In the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, all private business establishments except self-employed persons who had no employees, all state and substate governments with at least one employee, and all federal government employees.
Sampling
A national probability sample of private and public employers, with a specific emphasis on the 60 communities of the Community Tracking Study and 12 states with substantial rating reforms in the small group market. Samples of private employers were selected from the Dun's Market Identifiers file compiled by Dun and Bradstreet, stratified by 87 geographic locations and numerous business type and size classes. The 1987 and 1992 Census of Government files provided the frame for substate government employers. Data about state employees were obtained from each state government. Data about federal employees were obtained from a file of federal employees formed from information provided by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Office of Personnel Management.
Collection Mode
  • computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), mail questionnaire, record abstracts

    The data are comma-delimited for Parts 1 and 2, and blank-delimited for Part 3.

    Parts 1-3 can be linked using common ID variables.

    The restricted variable SAMPSTRT is needed to compute accurate standard errors.

Note
2006-03-30 File CB02935AP.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2006-03-30 File CB02935.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.2005-07-06 SPSS setup files for Parts 1 and 2 have been added to the collection and the SAS setup files have been enhanced.2001-05-29 Part 3, which contains state and county identifiers, has been added to the collection as a restricted file.2001-04-12 Descriptions of selected SAMPSTRT codes have been added to the documentation. These descriptions cover only the Community Tracking Study (CTS) strata and constitute a crosswalk between SAMPSTRT and the 60 CTS sites. Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (028651 and 031565).
Availability
Download
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
  • 2935 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02935.v1
Publications
  • Cebul, Randall D., Rebitzer, James B., Taylor, Lowell J., Votruba, Mark E.. Unhealthy insurance markets: Search frictions and the cost and quality of health insurance. American Economic Review.101, (5), 1842-1871.2011.
    • ID: 10.1257/aer.101.5.1842 (DOI)
  • Ellis, Randall P., Ma, Ching-to Albert. Health insurance, cost expectations, and adverse job turnover. Health Economics.20, (1), 27-44.2011.
    • ID: 10.1002/hec.1571 (DOI)
  • Brügemann, Björn, Manovskii, Iourii. Fragility: A Quantitative Analysis of the US Health Insurance System. CES ifo Conference on Labour Market Search and Policy Applications.Konstanz, Germany. 2010.
    • ID: http://www.cesifo-group.de/link/lms10_Bruegemann.pdf; files/1001/Brügemann and Manovskii - 2010 - Labour Market Search and Policy Applications.pdf (URL)
  • Actuarial Research Corporation. Study of the Administrative Costs and Actuarial Values of Small Health Plans. Annandale, VA: SBA Office of Advocacy. 2003.
    • ID: http://www.sba.gov/advo/research/rs224tot.pdf (URL)
  • Marquis, M. Susan, Long, Stephen H.. Public Insurance Expansions and Crowd Out of Private Coverage. Medical Care.41, (3), 344-356.2003.
    • ID: 10.1097/00005650-200303000-00003 (DOI)
  • Gabel, Jon R., Long, Stephen H., Marquis, M. Susan. Employer-sponsored insurance: How much financial protection does it provide?. Medical Care Research and Review.59, (4), 440-454.2002.
    • ID: 10.1177/107755802237810 (DOI)
  • Hadley, Jack, Reschovsky, James D.. Small firms' demand for health insurance: The decision to offer insurance. Inquiry (Rochester): The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision and Financing.39, (2), 118-137.2002.
    • ID: 10.5034/inquiryjrnl_39.2.118 (DOI)
  • Long, Stephen H., Marquis, M. Susan. Have small-group health insurance purchasing alliances increased coverage?. Health Affairs.20, (1), 154-163.2001.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.20.1.154 (DOI)
  • Long, Stephen H., Marquis, M. Susan. Low-wage workers and health insurance coverage: Can policymakers target them through their employers?. Inquiry (Rochester): The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision and Financing.38, (3), 331-337.2001.
    • ID: 10.5034/inquiryjrnl_38.3.331 (DOI)
  • Marquis, M. Susan, Long, Stephen H.. Effects of 'second generation' small group health insurance market reforms, 1993 to 1997. Inquiry (Rochester): The Journal of Health Care Organization, Provision and Financing.38, (4), 365-380.2001.
    • ID: 10.5034/inquiryjrnl_38.4.365 (DOI)
  • Marquis, M. Susan, Long, Stephen H.. Prevalence of selected employers health insurance purchasing strategies in 1997. Health Affairs.20, (4), 220-230.2001.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.20.4.220 (DOI)
  • Reschovsky, James D., Hadley, Jack. Employer Health Insurance Premium Subsidies Unlikely to Enhance Coverage Significantly. Issue Brief: Findings from HSC.46, Washington, DC: Center for Studying Health System Change. 2001.
    • ID: http://www.hschange.org/CONTENT/392/392.pdf (URL)
  • Baker, L.C., Cantor, Joel C., Long, Stephen H., Marquis, M. Susan. HMO market penetration and costs of employer-sponsored health plans. Health Affairs.19, (5), 121-128.2000.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.19.5.121 (DOI)
  • Marquis, M. Susan, Long, Stephen H.. Who helps employers design their health insurance benefits?. Health Affairs.19, (1), 133-138.2000.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.19.1.133 (DOI)
  • Trude, Sally, Ginsburg, Paul B.. Are Defined Contributions a New Direction for Employer-Sponsored Coverage?. Issue Brief: Findings from HSC.32, Washington, DC: Center for Studying Health System Change. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.hschange.org/CONTENT/273/273.pdf (URL)
  • Long, Stephen H., Marquis, M. Susan. Comparing employee health benefits in the public and private sectors, 1997. Health Affairs.18, (6), 183-193.1999.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.18.6.183 (DOI)
  • Long, Stephen H., Marquis, M. Susan. Pooled purchasing: Who are the players?. Health Affairs.18, (4), 105-111.1999.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.18.4.105 (DOI)
  • Marquis, M. Susan, Long, Stephen H.. Recent trends in self-insured employer health plans: A look at the interplay among market forces, regulation, and employers' decisions to self-insure. Health Affairs.18, (3), 161-165.1999.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.18.3.161 (DOI)
  • Marquis, M. Susan, Long, Stephen H.. Trends in managed care and managed competition, 1993-1997. Health Affairs.18, (6), 75-88.1999.
    • ID: 10.1377/hlthaff.18.6.75 (DOI)
  • Moss, Abigail J.. Plan and Operation of the National Employer Health Insurance Survey. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 1999.
  • Long, Stephen H., Marquis, M. Susan. How Widespread Is Managed Competition?. Data Bulletin: Results from the Community Tracking Study.12, Washington, DC: Center for Studying Health System Change. 1998.
    • ID: http://www.hschange.org/CONTENT/50/50.pdf (URL)
  • Long, Stephen H., Marquis, M. Susan. Trends in Offering Employer-Sponsored Coverage. Data Bulletin: Results from Center Research.15, Washington, DC: Center for Studying Health System Change. 1998.
    • ID: http://www.hschange.org/CONTENT/47/47.pdf (URL)
  • Marquis, M. Susan, Long, Stephen H.. Trends in the Cost of Employer-Sponsored Coverage. Data Bulletin: Results from the Community Tracking Study.14, Washington, DC: Center for Studying Health System Change. 1998.
    • ID: http://www.hschange.org/CONTENT/49/49.pdf (URL)

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

Long, Stephen H.; Marquis, M. Susan (2000): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Employer Health Insurance Survey [Community Tracking Study and State Initiatives in Health Care Reform Program], 1997. Version 2. Community Tracking Study Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02935.v2