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How Will Employer-Mandated Complementary Health Insurance Impact Insurance Coverage in France? A Simulation Based on the 2012 Health, Health Care and Insurance Survey (ESPS)

Issues in Health Economics (209), May 2015

Florence Jusot, Aurélie Pierre

In France, access to health care is highly dependent on whether or not individuals possess complementary health insurance (CHI), which in 2012 was not the case for 5% of the population. Access to a quality complementary health insurance policy for all thus became a core factor in the national health strategy set out by the government in 2013. The first measure, negotiated within the framework of the National Interprofessional Agreement (NIA) of January 2013, will compulsorily mandate employer to provide sponsored contracts to all private sector employees on January 1st 2016, and improve coverage portability of this coverage to unemployed former employees for up to 12 months following termination of their work contract.
This article aims to provide an ex ante evaluation of the expected impact of NIA on coverage rates in France and to discuss its implications in terms of health inequalities. Based on the 2012 Health, Health care and Insurance survey (ESPS), we simulate the proportion of individuals that would remain uninsuranced after NIA in the general population and within the private employees, taking into account the waiver clause exempting some of them to subscribe to the employer-sponsored CHI. Non-coverage is studied according to individual characteristics such as health status, socio-economic status and time and risk preferences.

People with Disabilities Living at Home Have Lower Access to Preventive Care than People without Disabilities. Exploitation of the Health and Disability Survey, Household Section (2008)

Issues in Health Economics (208), April 2015

Anne Penneau, Sylvain Pichetti, Catherine Sermet

This study on the use of health care and prevention among people with disabilities living at home examines four screening or prevention procedures based on data provided by the Health and Disability Household survey (HSM), conducted by the DREES and INSEE in 2008: screening against cervical, breast and colon cancers and vaccination against hepatitis B. The aim of the study is to evaluate differences in the use of these preventive care procedures according to disabled persons' situations. Two indicators were retained for the analysis, functional limitations (motor, cognitive, visual or hearing limitations) and administrative recognition of disability.

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... Aurélie Pierre and Florence Jusot on the occasion of the publication of Issues in Health Economics (209), May 2015: "How Will Employer-Mandated Complementary Health Insurance Impact Insurance Coverage in France? A Simulation Based on the 2012 Health, Health Care and Insurance Survey (ESPS)"

  • What were the initial questions of your study about the impact of employer-mandated complementary health insurance on insurance coverage in France?
  • What are the assumptions and scenarios from which you simulate the expected effects of the National Interprofessional Agreement (ANI)?
  • What are your key results?

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