Baseline Information for Evaluating the Implementation of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996: Final Report. Question I. Does group to individual portability affect early retirement decisions.

10/01/1998

This analysis would be similar to that suggested for Question H. It would use the design shown in Table 2 and the CPS to address whether there was a decrease in the probability of being employed among individuals age 60-64 in the post-HIPAA period. Small samples in this age group included in any single CPS would necessitate pooling surveys. Using all respondents in this age group interviewed in a year prior to and post-HIPAA, the analysis would detect a decrease in employment in state groups A, B, or C of about 10 percent (or 4 percentage points) with 80 percent power. This design would provide 80 percent power to detect differences in the rate of change between two of these models of 5 percentage points.