Study of the Response of Small Businesses to State Health Insurance Exchanges, 2012-2013 (ICPSR 35246)

Published: Jan 28, 2015 View help for published

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Catherine McLaughlin, Mathematica Policy Research

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35246.v1

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Small Business Health Insurance Survey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Small Business Health Exchange Survey

This survey studied small businesses' health insurance offerings and their owners' knowledge about health insurance exchanges and other Affordable Care Act provisions in five of the states participating in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's State Health Reform Assistance Network: Alabama, Colorado, Minnesota, New York and Oregon. Statewide online and computer-assisted telephone interviews provided baseline information -- before the establishment of the ACA's individual or Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) exchanges -- on the types of health insurance offered by small firms with 3 to 100 employees, which workers were offered insurance, and the cost of that coverage to the employer and employee. Other topics covered by the survey include the firms' characteristics, reasons for offering or not offering health insurance, claims for the ACA small business tax credit, general impressions of the ACA, changes the firms made to their health insurance benefits in response to ACA provisions, and whether the availability of coverage in the new individual and SHOP exchanges would influence their decisions to offer health insurance in the future.

McLaughlin, Catherine. Study of the Response of Small Businesses to State Health Insurance Exchanges, 2012-2013. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-01-28. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35246.v1

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2012-10-31 -- 2013-09-09
2012-10-31 -- 2013-09-09

The principal investigator recoded many variables for reasons of confidentiality.

A stratified random sample of firms with 3 to 100 employees was selected from the Dun and Bradstreet database. The sample was stratified by state (Alabama, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, and Oregon) and number of employees (3 to 5, 6 to 10, 11 to 15, 16 to 20, 21 to 25, 26 to 50, 51 to 75, and 76 to 100), 40 strata in all.

Firms with 3 to 10 employees in Alabama, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, and Oregon.

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48 percent

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2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • McLaughlin, Catherine. Study of the Response of Small Businesses to State Health Insurance Exchanges, 2012-2013. ICPSR35246-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-01-28. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35246.v1

2015-01-28 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

The data file contains a single weight, the variable WT_SBHIX_Final, designed to produce state-specific estimates. WT_SBHIX_Final adjusts for the disproportionate selection of firms within strata, nonresponse to eligibility determination (either because a firm could not be located or refused to provided information on eligibility), and nonresponse to the interview among eligible firms.

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  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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