The financial implications of employer-sponsored health insurance

Deborah Natvig, Sam Tolbert

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The purpose of this study was to analyze utilization and costs of employer-sponsored health insurance in select businesses in a rural community in South Carolina. The study was conducted under the aus- pices of the HR Roundtable of the local Chamber of Commerce, composed of human resources directors from the larger area businesses. Twenty one companies were invited to participate and eight submitted information that was sufficiently complete to analyze. The participating companies employed 6,265 people, of which 5,712 were insured. The data represents a total of 13,057 covered lives. Although the findings cannot be generalized to a broader population, the descriptive data was sufficient to generate a discussion about health care issues for this community and for the group to make preliminary recom- mendations for collaborative work that may affect the costs of health care coverage for this community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8-18
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Health Care Finance
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Covered lives
  • Employee contributions
  • Employer-sponsored health insurance
  • Prescription drugs
  • Utilization of services

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health Policy


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