Prevalence of Selected Employer Health Insurance Purchasing Strategies in 1997
How Many Employers Are Following the Leaders' Example?
Published in: Health Affairs, v. 20, no. 4, July/Aug. 2001, p. 220-230
Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2000
This paper provides information about the nationwide prevalence of selected employer health insurance purchasing strategies. These strategies include raising the share of medical costs borne by employees; the use of quality information in choosing which plans to offer; and direct contracting with provider systems. The data are primarily from the 1997 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Employer Health Insurance Survey.