The 2020 Massachusetts Employer Survey is “in-the-field. ” This survey asks Massachusetts employers to share their experiences and challenges in offering health insurance to their employees. This survey is a way for CHIA to gather information about employer-sponsored health insurance coverage in Massachusetts. CHIA will be releasing a summary report of key findings later this year.
CHIA would like to thank those businesses, agencies, and organizations for their time and participation in completing the survey and for helping to contribute to a more transparent health care system.
The majority of Massachusetts residents obtain health insurance through their own or a family member’s employer. Employer-sponsored insurance shapes the health insurance markets in the state and impacts the demand for the state’s public insurance programs, including MassHealth.
The Massachusetts Employer Survey, an ongoing health insurance survey of employers, tracks and monitors employer health insurance offerings, employee take-up rates, cost-sharing, plan characteristics, and employer decision making. It was conducted on a biennial basis from 2001 through 2009; then in 2010, 2011, 2014, 2016, and 2018.
In order to provide a better understanding of the employer health insurance market in the Commonwealth, the 2018 MES has several key updates: inclusion of a panel sample to allow for longitudinal data analysis, additional questions regarding part-time workers’ health insurance benefits, and improved comparability of its key measures to national benchmarks.