Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 14, Part B - Hospitalization and Health Insurance - Detailed Questions

Section 14, Part B collects detailed information about each health insurance policy that was reported in Part A.

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Now I am going to ask some details about your health insurance.

What is/was the name of the insurance company for "your (1st, 2nd, 3rd)" health insurance policy? [enter text] ____________________
* Enter name of insurance company, not the insurance agent.

What type of policy is this?

  1. Policy for someone INSIDE the CU
  2. Policy you no longer have
  3. Policy for someone NOT IN YOUR CU

* Do not read to respondent.
* Is the insurance company Blue Cross/Blue Shield?

  1. Yes
  2. No

How many CU members are/were covered by this policy? [enter value] ______________

What type of insurance plan is it?

  1. Health Maintenance Organization
  2. Fee for Service Plan
  3. Commercial Medicare Supplement
  4. Other special purpose plan

If, except in the case of an emergency, you go to a doctor other than one in the group center or your primary care doctor, without a referral, will the plan pay any of your expenses?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Is this fee for service plan a -

  1. Traditional Fee for Service Plan?
  2. Preferred Provider Option Plan?

Is this special purpose insurance plan -

  1. Dental insurance?
  2. Vision insurance?
  3. Prescription drug insurance?
  4. Mental health insurance?
  5. Dread disease policy?
  6. Other type of special purpose health insurance? - Specify

* Specify: [enter text] ___________

Was the policy obtained on an individual or group basis?

  1. Individually obtained
  2. Group through place of employment
  3. Group through other organization

Are the policy premiums paid -

  1. Entirely by you or your CU?
  2. Partially by you or your CU?
  3. Entirely by an employer or union?
  4. Entirely by another group or persons outside your CU?

Are any premiums paid through payroll deductions?

  1. Yes
  2. No

What is your part of the regular health insurance payment including all payroll deductions? [enter value] ______________

What period of time is covered by the regular payment?

  1. Week
  2. 2 weeks
  3. Month
  4. Quarter
  5. 6 months
  6. Year
  7. Other - Specify

* Specify: [enter text] ___________

Since the first of the reference month, were any payments made on this policy?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Was each payment in the amount of "your part of the regular health insurance payment including all payroll deductions?"

  1. Yes
  2. No

How many payments were made? [enter value] ______________

What was the total expense paid for this policy since start of the reference month? [enter value] ______________

How much was paid this month? [enter value] ______________

End of Section 14B

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Last Modified Date: October 11, 2005

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