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 January 01, 2001

by M. Susan Marquis, Stephen H. Long

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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.

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