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HIP3TYPE
Plan 3: Type of plan

Codes and Frequencies



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Description

For all persons with at least three private health insurance plans, HIP3TYPE reports the type of insurance the third plan is. Response categories include Health Maintenance Organization/Individual Practice Association (HMO/IPA), Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), Point-of-Service (POS), fee-for-service/indemnity, or some other kind of plan. Please see Codes tab for years when certain plan types were added as response categories.

Comparability

Other than additions to response categories in 1998 and 2000, there are no comparability issues with this variable.

Universe

  • 1997: Persons who provided an answer for HITYPE3 (persons with at least 3 private health insurance plans obtained from an employer or workplace or purchased directly, or have Medi-gap)
  • 1998-2003: Persons who provided an answer for HITYPE3 (persons with at least 3 private health insurance plans obtained from an employer or workplace, purchased directly, through a State or local government or community program, or have Medi-gap)

Availability

  • 1997-2003

Weights