Codes and Frequencies
For all persons with at least four private health insurance plans, HIP4TYPE reports the type of insurance the fourth 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.
- 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)
- 1997-2003 : PERWEIGHT