Insurance CoverageHealth insurance is the primary vehicle for obtaining access to medical care and for reimbursing the providers who deliver it. CHCF California Health Care Almanac reports analyze health coverage trends, looking at California health insurers, employer-sponsored coverage, as well as public programs, while tracking data on the state's uninsured residents.
2021 Edition — California Employer Health Benefits
Heidi Whitmore, Jennifer Satorius
Workers in California are shouldering more of the costs for their health benefits, paying both a larger share of premiums and higher deductibles and copays. California Employer Health Benefits: Are Workers Covered? presents data from the 2020 California Health Benefits Survey.
2021 Edition — Medi-Cal Facts and Figures
Len Finocchio, James Paci, Matthew Newman, Blue Sky Consulting Group
Medi-Cal, Coverage Trends
Medi-Cal, California’s Medicaid program, is the state’s health insurance program for Californians with low incomes, including children, people with disabilities, and seniors. Get the latest data on this program, which covers one in three Californians.
2019 Edition — California Health Insurers
Coverage Trends, Medi-Cal
California Health Insurers: Large Insurers Remain on Top provides a snapshot of the insurance market in California at the end of 2017. This Almanac report looks at market share, enrollment, financial performance, and consumer satisfaction.
Medical Loss Ratio Resources
The medical loss ratio (MLR) is the percentage of premium that health insurers spend on medical care and quality improvement activities. These resources include the most recent MLR database with data from 2012 to 2019, as well as documents that describe the MLR and how to use the database.
2019 Edition — California’s County-Based Health Plans
The state's county-based health plans are public entities organized through one or more counties to ensure that Medi-Cal enrollees, and in some cases county employees and Covered California enrollees, receive comprehensive care. Where are these plans and who do they cover? How have they changed between 2012 and 2018?
2018 Edition — California’s Uninsured
Coverage Trends, Expanding Health Coverage
Since the implementation of the ACA in 2014, the uninsured rate in California dropped to an all-time low of 9% in 2016. However, 2.9 million Californians remained uninsured. This Almanac report takes a look at who was uninsured in 2016.
HMO Enrollment in California: The Dynamics of Decline, 2004-2015
In the '70s and '80s, California led the nation in HMO adoption. Over the past dozen years, however, the state's commercial HMO enrollment has fallen dramatically. Get the data on the dynamics of this decline.
Covering Kids: Children’s Health Insurance in California
Keck School of Medicine, Diringer and Associates
Compared to the nation, more of California's children have public health coverage and fewer have coverage through their parents' work. This Almanac report looks at trends in children's coverage.