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Employer Participant Health Insurance Cost Study

Select from the following topics to learn more about the Health Insurance Cost Study—also known as the Insurance Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey:

  • Frequently Asked Questions: Learn how the study is being conducted and the benefits of your continued participation.

  • Background: Read an overview of the purpose and history of MEPS and its Insurance Component, the Health Insurance Cost Study.

  • Survey questionnaires: Get detailed information on the types of questions asked in the Health Insurance Cost Study.

  • Publications: Read publications containing more detailed information about the study's findings.
DHHS has contracted with U.S. Bureau of the Census to administer the study.

If you have any questions, please e-mail the MEPS project director at