Private Insurance/Exchanges

The main source of health insurance in the US, primarily through employers. The Affordable Care Act established health insurance exchanges (marketplaces) for the individual and small group market.

Sizing Narrow Networks

Jun. 23, 2015

There’s been a lot of talk about "narrow" networks in ACA plans, which trade off limited provider coverage for lower premiums. Using a new integrated dataset of physician networks in plans on the federal and state marketplaces, our latest LDI/RWJF Data Brief describes the breadth of physician networks across all silver plans sold in 2014.

The Skinny on Narrow Networks in Health Insurance Marketplace Plans

Data Brief
Jun. 23, 2015

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has prompted health plans to increase their use of “narrow networks” of providers as a cost containment strategy. The Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) has assembled the first integrated dataset of physician networks for the plans offered on the ACA marketplace. This data brief uses this new resource to describe the breadth of the physician networks in plans sold on the state and federal marketplaces. 

Networks, Networks, Networks

Jun. 5, 2015

This is the second post covering the Third Annual Health Insurance Exchanges Conference, hosted by LDI’s HIX working group, which took place in April 2015. The full agenda is here, and the first post, which focused on choice architecture, is here.

Dental Coverage on the Marketplaces: an Update

Feb. 26, 2015

Stand-alone dental plans (SADPs), available on state and federal marketplaces, spawned headlines late last fall because they were mistakenly counted when CMS tallied the total of health insurance enrollments.

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