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Ready to participate? Click a button below to schedule a phone interview at a time that works best for you, or take the self-paced survey online.

Even if your firm does not currently offer health benefits, we’re still interested in speaking with you!

For questions, contact the Project Manager, Heidi Whitmore, at survey@kff.org or (763) 478-6725.

Welcome to the 2022 EHBS Respondent Site!

We’d like your organization to participate in a national survey of employers and any health benefits they may offer.

What Is the Employer Health Benefit Survey? Why Am I Getting This?

This survey has been conducted annually since 1999 by the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). KFF is a non-profit, non-partisan research organization. The survey is the basis of a major annual report about employer health benefits. This year, KFF and the California Health Care Foundation have partnered to incorporate the California Employer Health Benefits Survey into KFF’s national survey.

The survey provides employers and policymakers with critical information about health benefits because firms like yours participate; including those that do not currently offer health benefits.

The Employer Health Benefits Survey (EHBS) is able to provide employers and policymakers with critical information on health benefits to employers and policy-makers because firms like yours participate. The survey can be completed online, or through telephone interviews scheduled in the coming months. Considering the many ongoing changes in the health insurance landscape, your participation allows KFF to accurately reflect what is happening in employer health benefits. The information you provide will be kept strictly confidential and will not be reported or released in any way that allows identification of respondents.

Your firm was randomly selected to participate from a list of all employers in the United States. Even if your firm does not offer health benefits, your responses are very valuable and we encourage you to complete the survey. 

I’ll Participate. What Happens Next?

If you choose to complete the survey over the phone, within the next few months, you will receive a phone call from Davis Research (DR), the professional survey research firm conducting the telephone interviews. They will ask to speak to the individual who is most knowledgeable about your firm’s health benefit plans; if you are not the person who will be answering the questions, please pass this information and website link to that person. If you choose to complete the survey online, you may do so here at your earliest convenience.

This checklist outlines some of the topics our interviewers will ask about. Having copies of your plan documents on hand will be very helpful. If your firm offers health benefits, you will be asked questions about any health plans offered, including HMO, PPO, POS, and high-deductible health plans that are linked with a savings account, such as health savings accounts (HSAs) or health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs).

You should have also received a copy of the summary of findings from the 2021 study in the mail. The full report is available at www.kff.org/ehbs. You can use the report to determine if firms similar to yours offer coverage, as well as how much it costs and how much workers pay for premiums and for using health care services. The KFF study has been a widely respected source of information for over 20 years, and has received press coverage in outlets such as The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, and The Los Angeles Times.

are you kaiser permanente?

No. KFF provides independent, non-partisan research on health policy issues, and is not affiliated in any way with the Kaiser Permanente health plan or any other health insurer. More information on KFF is available at www.kff.org.

I’D LIKE To Speak with a PERSON

We look forward to speaking with you. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the project manager, Heidi Whitmore, at survey@kff.org or (763) 478-6725.

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