There were 29 states included in the study. All states had publicly available data posted on their state website. Of the 29 study states, 24 were also included in the Trends study. For this report, we excluded six states that were in the Trends study that did not have public websites (Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maryland, Ohio, and South Dakota). We added five states not in the Trends study sample. These states, the District of Columbia, Delaware, Nevada, New York, and Tennessee, all have publically available data on rate increase filings through their state website and vary with respect to population size, regulatory framework and geography.26
Table 2: States in Study Sample
|New for SMR||In Both SMR and Trends||In Trends only|
|DC, DE, NV, NY TN||AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, ME, MI, MN, NC, NE, NJ, OK, OR, PA, RI, VA, WA, WI||HI, ID, MA, MD, OH, SD|
26 Among states with public websites that were not selected, South Carolina and Vermont both lacked data for 2011. North Dakota and New Mexico were not selected.