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?