The Net Cost of Insurance and Health Care Spending Growth

Tuesday, June 14, 2016: 3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Colloquium Room (Huntsman Hall)
Katherine Hempstead

The Net Cost of Insurance, a measure of the administrative burden of health insurance is a relatively small but rapidly growing component of health care costs. The recent expansion of coverage and transition to managed care in public programs have increased the significance of this component of health care spending. The three papers for this session will consider measurement issues in the calculation of NCI, the historic role of the NCI in the National Health Expenditure Accounts, and the potential for the use of the NAIC (National Association of Insurance Commissioners) financial data to approximate NCI.

3:00 PM
Using NAIC Data to estimate the net cost of insurance

Author(s): Katherine Hempstead

Discussant: Abe Dunn