What Can We Learn About Health Insurance From Benefit Plans Filed By Employers?. Research Questions


To better assess these data’s potential value, the project explores:

  • What proportion of the health benefit plans on file in the 5500 data can be accurately linked to specific employers?
  • Does the percent of firms offering health plans as observed in these data coincide with findings from other data sources?
  • Are individual worker reports of access to employer-provided health benefits consistent with their employers’ filing of health plans?
  • What types of research and policy questions are these data best suited to inform?

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