Ownership and average premiums for Medicare supplementary insurance policies.
Chulis, George S
Date of Pub
Eppig, Franklin J; Poisal, John A
This article describes private supplementary health insurance holdings and average premiums paid by Medicare enrollees. Data
were collected as part of the 1992 Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS). Data show the number of persons with insurance
and average premiums paid by type of insurance held--individually purchased policies, employer-sponsored policies, or both.
Distributions are shown for a variety of demographic, socioeconomic, and health status variables. Primary findings include:
Seventy-eight percent of Medicare beneficiaries have private supplementary insurance; 25 percent of those with private insurance
hold more than one policy. The average premium paid for private insurance in 1992 was $914.
Adolescence : Adult : Aged : Aged, 80 and over : Child : Child, Preschool : Fees and Charges/statistics & numerical data :
Female : Health Benefit Plans, Employee/economics/statistics & numerical data : Health Status : Human : Infant : Infant, Newborn
: Insurance, Health/economics/statistics & numerical data : Male : Medicare Part B/economics/statistics & numerical data :
Middle Age : Private Sector : Socioeconomic Factors : United States