Codes and Frequencies
For persons in families with at least four private health insurance plans, the fourth of which paid for a variety of services or the respondent didn't know what was paid for, and who were in families with at least one child under the age of 18, HI4WELCH indicates whether the fourth plan mentioned pays for any of the costs of well-child care, that is, visits when a child is not sick but needs a check-up or immunization.
Details about the characteristics of insurance plans (such as HI4WELCH) reflect plans for any family member in the household. In order to determine if the person (rather than someone else in the family) was covered by this plan, analysts should use the variable HI4PCOV (Health Insurance Plan 4: Person's Coverage Status), which indicates whether the person was covered by the plan.
Information was collected on up to four plans per family.
The definition, order, and wording of private health insurance changed over time to reflect changes in the availability of different types of coverage and issues of interest. Users are strongly encouraged to review the user notes Insurance Data Collection and Private Insurance Definitions.
- 1993: Persons in quarters 3 or 4 covered by 4 private health insurance plans that paid pays for a variety of service, who didn't know what was paid for, or for whom this information was not ascertained and who were in families with at least one person under age 18.
- 1994-1996: Persons covered by 4 private health insurance plans that pay for a variety of service, who didn't know what was paid for, or for whom this information was not ascertained and who were in families with at least one person under age 18.