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Title:
   Employer-Sponsored Health Insurance for Early Retirees in the Private Sector, 2004 and 2009
Product type:
   Statistical Brief 333
MEPS component:
   Insurance Component
Publication date:
   August 10, 2011
Description:
   Using data from the 2004 and 2009 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Insurance Component, this Statistical Brief examines trends and variation in availability of employer-sponsored health insurance for early retirees in the private sector by firm size, union presence, and ownership type. Overall, a smaller percentage of private sector firms offered health insurance to retirees under 65 in 2009 than 2004 (11.2 versus 14.0 percent). While the percentage of large firms (50 or more employees) that offered early retiree coverage was notably lower in 2009 (23.4 percent versus 30.6 percent in 2004), the percentage of small firms offering such coverage was essentially the same in both years (about 1.5 percent).
Author(s):
   Karen E. Davis, MA
Agency:
   Rockville (MD): Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Source:
   Web Only
MEPS Topics:
   Health Insurance -- Employer-sponsored
PDF link:
   data_files/publications/st333/stat333.pdf (308 KB)
HTML link:
   data_files/publications/st333/stat333.shtml
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