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The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) is a set of large-scale surveys of families and individuals, their medical providers, and employers across the United States. MEPS is the most complete source of data on the cost and use of health care and health insurance coverage. Learn more about MEPS.

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bullet Access to Health Care bullet Health Insurance bullet Prescription Drugs
bullet Children's Health bullet Medical Conditions bullet Projected Data/Expenditures
bullet Children's Insurance Coverage bullet Medicare/Medicaid/SCHIP bullet Quality of Health Care
bullet Elderly Health Care bullet Men's Health bullet State and Metro Area Estimates
bullet Health Care Costs/Expenditures bullet Mental Health bullet The Uninsured
bullet Health Care Disparities bullet Obesity bullet Women's Health
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What's New Highlights
Upcoming Events
Registration is now OPEN for the MEPS Two-Day Data Users' Workshop. September 22–23, 2014, Rockville, MD. More details. . .

APHA Annual Meeting, Sunday, November 16, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., New Orleans, LA, Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS): Using MEPS Data in National and Regional Health Services Research.

New Data Files
Several new event-level public use files from the 2012 MEPS-HC have been released: MEPS HC-152D: 2012 Hospital Inpatient Stays File, MEPS HC-152E: 2012 Emergency Room Visits File, MEPS HC-152F: 2012 Outpatient Visits File, and MEPS HC-152G: 2012 Office-Based Medical Provider Visits File.

New Publications
This Statistical Brief presents average offer and enrollment rates as well as premiums and employee contributions to premiums for single, employee-plus-one, and family health insurance coverage sponsored by private-sector employers in the 10 largest metropolitan areas of the United States. These estimates are compared to national averages for the private sector. – From Statistical Brief 446: Offer Rates, Enrollment Rates, Premiums, and Employee Contributions for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector for the 10 Largest Metropolitan Areas, 2013

Nationally, average annual health insurance premiums for employer-sponsored insurance across all coverage types were up in 2013 compared to 2012. Single premiums rose 3.5 percent, employee-plus-one premiums rose 3.5 percent, and family premiums rose 3.6 percent. – From Statistical Brief 445: Selection and Costs for Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance in the Private Sector, 2013 versus 2012

This Statistical Brief presents state variations from the national average of the cost of job-related health insurance and how these costs are shared by employers and their employees. The Brief specifically examines the average premiums and employee contributions for private-sector establishments in the 10 most populous states in 2013, using the most recent data available from the Insurance Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS-IC). – From Statistical Brief 444: State Differences in the Cost of Job-Related Health Insurance, 2013

New Tabular Data
Tables of Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance Estimates from the 2013 MEPS Insurance Component Survey are now available. These summary tables covering the private sector provide national-, state-, and metro-level estimates of offers, enrollments, total premiums, employee contributions, and plan provisions for a variety of employer characteristics.

New Analytical Tools
The MEPSnet/Insurance Component has been updated with 2013 private-sector estimates.

To access a list of all the latest items posted on our Web site, visit What's New.

Health Data All-Star, 2013