Codes and Frequencies
For persons who indicated they have four private insurance plans, the fourth of which was paid for by the respondent or a family member (living in the household) (HIP4SELF ="2"), this variable indicates the amount spent in the last 12 months by the respondent/the family for insurance premiums, including pay roll deductions, in $500 intervals of $0 to $3000. Respondents were handed a card with the intervals listed on it and asked to indicate which one applied. For all years this variable is available, single service plans or plans which paid only for accidents were not considered to be private insurance.
Information was collected on up to four plans per family. Users may also want to see the variables HIP1COS2 through HIP3COS2 .
Please see HIP1COS2 (Plan 1: Out-of-pocket premium cost, intervalled) for more information on collection and editing of private health insurance plan data.
- 1997: Persons who provided an answer for HITYPE4 (persons with at least 4 health insurance plans obtained from an employer or workplace or purchased directly, or have Medi-gap)
- 1998-2003: Persons who provided an answer for HITYPE4 (persons with at least 4 health insurance plans obtained from an employer or workplace, purchased directly, through a State or local government or community program, or have Medi-gap)
- 1997-1998 : PERWEIGHT