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Plan 2: Know how much employer or union pays for private insurance plan

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For persons whose second reported private insurance plan is paid for by the employer or union (HIP2EMP ==2, HIP2EMPAYKNO reports, for the second plan, whether the person knows how much employer or union pays for the plan.

Private health insurance is any type of is any type of health insurance, including Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), other than Medicare, Medicaid, SCHIP (State Children's Health Insurance Program), Military Health Care, Indian Health Service, a State-sponsored health plan, some other government program and single service plans.

Private insurance plans may be provided in part or full by the person's employer or union or may be purchased directly by an individual.

The NHIS provides data for the first two private insurance plans reported. Individuals with more than two private plans have a "2" reported for the variable HIPRIVGT2.


There are no comparability issues for HIP2EMPAYKNO.


  • 2011-2013; 2014: Persons with private health insurance plan paid for by employer or union.


  • 2011-2014