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Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Trends in Cost and Access

Table 1. Offer, Eligibility, and Enrollment Rates among Private-sector

Table 1. Offer, Eligibility, and Enrollment Rates among Private-sector Employees, 1996-2002

Private-sector employees19962002Percent change
All employees
Offer86.588.3+1.8
Eligibility81.377.1-4.2
Enrollment69.662.4-7.2
Enrollment-when-eligiblea88.581.0-4.5
Full-time employees
Offer89.991.3+1.4
Eligibility89.787.3-2.4
Enrollment77.972.6-5.3
Enrollment-when-eligible86.983.1-3.8
Part-time employees
Offer71.276.5+5.3
Eligibility33.628.1-5.5
Enrollment21.514.2-7.3
Enrollment-when-eligible64.050.7-13.3

aRatio of the enrollment rate to the eligibility rate.

Source: Center for Financing, Access, and Cost Trends, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Health Insurance Component Analytical Tool (MEPSnet/IC) {online database}. Web site: http://meps.ahrq.gov/mepsweb/data_stats/MEPSnetIC.jsp. Accessed Aug. 4, 2004.

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Current as of September 2004
Internet Citation: Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance: Trends in Cost and Access: Table 1. Offer, Eligibility, and Enrollment Rates among Private-sector. September 2004. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/factsheets/costs/empspria/emptab1.html