Cover: Prevalence of Selected Employer Health Insurance Purchasing Strategies in 1997

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 2001

by M. Susan Marquis, Stephen H. Long

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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