Supporting planning for a study of the response of small businesses to state health insurance exchanges

This planning grant will lay the groundwork for designing: (1) a high-quality, multipronged study on the impact of mandated state health insurance exchanges on the offering of health insurance by small businesses; and (2) the materials necessary for timely implementation of the study. Beginning in 2014, when the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is fully implemented, small businesses will have access to the state health insurance exchanges, which are meant to provide them with a seamless platform to find affordable health insurance, compare offerings, and make a purchase. Understanding how small businesses respond and/or participate in these exchanges is a key component in the effective implementation of ACA. Specifically, as part of this grant, the researchers will develop questionnaires; select the appropriate states for the study; develop a methodology for conducting the qualitative analysis, case studies, and site visits; and develop a well researched proposal for the full study.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $75,000.00

Awarded on: 12/6/2011

Time frame: 12/15/2011 - 7/31/2012

Grant Number: 69544


Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

600 Alexander Park
P.O. Box 2393
Princeton, 08543-2393


Catherine G. McLaughlin
Project Director