Understanding US adults who change their health insurance plans
According to the 2015 MARS Consumer Health Study, 14% of U.S. adults with health insurance say they changed plans in the past 12 months.
1 in 3 respondents said that they switched health plans because an employer changed providers or plan offers. Another 21% of insured adults moved to a different plan due to job loss or job change, and 16% said they switched because the benefits of the new plan were a better fit based on their current needs.
U.S. adults who changed health or medical insurance plans in the last year are 141% more likely to be insured through the Affordable Care Act (ACA, “Obamacare”) and 70% more likely to be covered by private (self-pay) insurance. They are 25% less likely to have coverage through Medicare.
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The 2015 MARS Consumer Health Study is the only dedicated, syndicated research in the healthcare industry that ties ailments, pharma brands, attitudes about healthcare and many other data points to consumers’ media consumption habits.