Study of the Response of Small Businesses to State Health Insurance Exchanges, 2012-2013 Archival Version

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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. 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. 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.. Response Rates: 48 percent Firms with 3 to 10 employees in Alabama, Colorado, Minnesota, New York, and Oregon. 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. Funding insitution(s): Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (69974). computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), web-based surveyThe principal investigator recoded many variables for reasons of confidentiality.

Identifier
DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR35246
Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR35246.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:451442
Provenance
Creator McLaughlin, Catherine
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Publication Year 2015
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Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Coverage
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {Alabama,Colorado,Minnesota,"New York (state)",Oregon,"United States","2012-10-31 - 2013-09-09","Time period: 2012-10-31--2013-09-09","2012-10-31 - 2013-09-09","Collection date: 2012-10-31--2013-09-09"}
Temporal Coverage {Alabama,Colorado,Minnesota,"New York (state)",Oregon,"United States","2012-10-31 - 2013-09-09","Time period: 2012-10-31--2013-09-09","2012-10-31 - 2013-09-09","Collection date: 2012-10-31--2013-09-09"}