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Preparing for the Interview

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Answer the questions below the bulleted list to preview what topics will be covered during your survey interview.

  • These questions apply to your firm nationwide; not just at your location.
  • If a question is not applicable to your firm, it will not be asked.
  • You can still participate in the survey even if your organization does not provide health insurance.
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  • Our FAQs answer questions about the survey and provides more information about Kaiser Family Foundation.

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Does Your Firm Provide Health Insurance As a Benefit To Any of Its Employees?

If "NO"...

…you can expect these questions during your interview:

  • Total number of employees at your location & the total number of employees nationwide.
  • Number of full-time equivalents (FTEs).
  • Percentage of full-time employees making $25,000 or less per year and $62,000 or more per year; percentage of all employees working full-time (30 or more hours per week); percentage of all employees age 26 and under and 50 and over.
  • Whether the firm provides employees funds to purchase health insurance on their own, and if so, how much the firm provides.
  • Whether the firm offers a health flexible spending account (FSA) and if so, the maximum contribution an employee can make.

If "YES"...

Does Your Firm Have 200 or More Employees?

If "YES"...

…you can expect these questions during your interview:

  • Total number of employees at your location & the total number of employees nationwide.
  • Number of full-time equivalents (FTEs).
  • Percentage of full-time employees making $25,000 or less per year and $62,000 or more per year; percentage of all employees working full-time (30 or more hours per week); percentage of all employees age 26 and under and 50 and over.
  • Whether the firm offers a health flexible spending account (FSA) and if so, the maximum contribution an employee can make.
  • Number of employees eligible for and covered by health benefits nationwide. Number or percent of employees enrolled in each plan type (HMO, PPO, POS & high-deductible with either an HRA or HSA).
  • Whether the firm’s plans include any wellness programs, including health risk assessments and/or biometric screening; maximum dollar amount of incentives for health and wellness programs.
  • Whether the largest plan uses reference pricing, tiered provider networks, telemedicine, retail clinics,  on-site clinics, and/or has a narrow network.
  • Whether the largest plan uses tiered provider networks, telemedicine, retail clinics, a nurse hotline, and/or has a narrow network.
  • Whether benefits are available to part-time workers, temporary workers, domestic partners, spouses and dependent children.
  • If the firm has plans that are self-insured, whether the firm has purchased stop-loss or catastrophic coverage, and if so, the level at which it begins to pay for benefits.
  • Whether the plan or plans are grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act.
  • General annual deductibles for single and family coverage, and if physician office visits or prescription drugs are covered before the deductible is met.
  • Copayments, coinsurance, and/or any separate deductibles for primary care office visits, specialty care office visits, hospital admissions, and/or outpatient surgery.
  • Out-of-pocket limits for single coverage.
  • Monthly premium or COBRA costs for single and family coverage, including the employee’s contribution and the firm’s contribution.
  • Prescription drug benefit design, such as tiered drug plans, drug copayments, and/or coinsurance, including those for specialty drugs.
  • Dollar amounts the firm contributes to an HRA (health reimbursement arrangement) and/or HSA (health savings account).
  • Whether any retirees are offered health benefits and how those benefits are administered.
  • The firm’s policies and actions relating to the Cadillac tax and contraceptive coverage.

If "NO"...

…you can expect these questions during your interview:

  • Total number of employees at your location & the total number of employees nationwide.
  • Number of full-time equivalents (FTEs).
  • Percentage of full-time employees making $25,000 or less per year and $62,000 or more per year; percentage of all employees working full-time (30 or more hours per week); percentage of all employees age 26 and under and 50 and over.
  • Whether the firm offers a health flexible spending account (FSA) and if so, the maximum contribution an employee can make.
  • Number of employees eligible for and covered by health benefits nationwide. Number or percent of employees enrolled in each plan type (HMO, PPO, POS & high-deductible with either an HRA or HSA).
  • Types of wellness programs offered, including health risk assessments and biometric screenings, and whether the firm uses incentives to encourage participation.
  • Whether the firm shopped for a new health insurance carrier or changed carriers in the past year, whether the largest plan uses retail clinics and/or has a narrow network.
  • Whether benefits are available to part-time workers, temporary workers, domestic partners, spouses and dependent children.
  • If the firm has plans that are self-insured, whether the firm has purchased stop-loss or catastrophic coverage, and if so, the level at which it begins to pay for benefits.
  • Whether the plan or plans are grandfathered under the Affordable Care Act.
  • General annual deductibles for single and family coverage, and if physician office visits or prescription drugs are covered before the deductible is met.
  • Copayments, coinsurance, and/or any separate deductibles for primary care office visits, specialty care office visits, hospital admissions, and/or outpatient surgery.
  • Out-of-pocket limits for single coverage.
  • Monthly premium costs for single and family coverage, including the employee’s contribution and the firm’s contribution.
  • Prescription drug benefit design, such as tiered drug plans, drug copayments, and/or coinsurance, including those for specialty drugs.
  • Dollar amounts the firm contributes to an HRA (health reimbursement arrangement) and/or HSA (health savings account).
  • The firm’s policies and actions relating to the Cadillac tax and contraceptive coverage.
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