U.S. workers covered by self-funded health insurance plans 1999-2019

This statistic depicts the percentage of workers covered by self-funded health insurance plans in the U.S. from 1999 to 2019. According to the data, among all firms the percentage of employees covered by self-funded plans had increased from 44 percent in 1999 to a record high of 63 percent in 2015, but decreased back to 61 percent until 2019. Self-funded plans are those in which companies choose to pay for some or all of the health services of their workers directly rather than purchasing health insurance for them.

Percentage of U.S. workers covered by self-funded health insurance plans from 1999 to 2019

Percentage of workers
199944%
200049%
200149%
200249%
200352%
200454%
200554%
200655%
200755%
200855%
200957%
201059%
201160%
201260%
201361%
201461%
201563%
201661%
201760%
201861%
201961%
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Sources

Release date

September 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

1999 to 2019

Number of respondents

base: over 2,000 non-federal public and private firms

Method of interview

Telephone interview

Supplementary notes

Figure includes covered workers enrolled in partially or completely self-funded plans. Self-funded plans are those in which companies choose to pay for some or all of the health services of their workers directly rather than purchasing health insurance for them.

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