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Plan 2: Relationship to outside policyholder

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For sample adults with private health insurance (HIPRIVATEE) who are not the policy holder for the second private health insurance plan (HIP2WHO), HIP2RELPOLICY indicates the person's relationship to the policy holder. Prior to 2019, HIP2RELPOLICY was asked of all persons whose second private health insurance plan's policyholder is outside the family roster (lives outside the household).

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. For more information on insurance data collection in the NHIS, please see the user note.


Prior to 2019, the code 1 ("Child") explicitly included stepchildren. Additionally, the NHIS questionnaire was substantially redesigned in 2019 to introduce a different data collection structure and new content. For more information on changes in terminology, universes, and data collection methods beginning in 2019, please see the user note.


  • 2011-2018: Persons with a private insurance plan whose policyholder is outside of the family roster.
  • 2019-2022: Sample adults age 18+ with private health insurance (HIPRIVATEE) who are not the policyholder for plan 2 (HIP2WHO).


  • 2011-2022