MEPS-IC Tables: Employer Coverage Estimates by Firm Size, 2013
September 24, 2015:
June 23, 2015: As State Based Marketplaces continue to evolve their outreach strategies, many are looking to expand the Small Business Heath Options Program (SHOP) by appealing to small business. To anchor these efforts, it is useful to have estimates of employer insurance offer and take-up rates by firm size.
The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey – Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), sponsored by the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is a survey of private and public sector employers that focuses on employer-sponsored insurance.
In order to support state policy analysis related to health reform, SHADAC annually requests special firm-size tabulations of the estimates (e.g. estimates for firms with 0-50 and 50-99 employees). These tabulations provide estimates of employer offer and take-up, premiums, and cost-sharing (i.e., deductibles) for:
Firms with fewer than 50 employees,
Firms with 50 to 99 employees,
Firms with 100 or more employees, and
All firms together.
The 2013 national and state-level MEPS-IC special tabulations are now available. These estimates, together with identical special tabulations dating back to 2006, enable trend analyses of employer coverage by these policy-relevant firm size categories.
The State Health Access Data Assistance Center (SHADAC) is a program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a part of the Health Policy and Management Division of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.