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Employment-based insurance covered non-household member

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GRPOUTLY indicates whether, during the previous calendar year, the respondent's own policy for employment-based health insurance provided coverage for someone outside the household. The interviewer asked whether, at any time during the previous calendar year, anyone in the household was covered by employment-based health insurance, and distinguished between policyholders and dependents covered by the plan through follow-up questions. One such question, the basis for GRPOUTLY, inquired whether the respondent's employment-based policy covered anyone outside the household.

Persons who were policyholders for such insurance are identified in the GRPOWNLY variable. GRPDEPLY identifies household members covered as dependents by the employment-based insurance policy of someone in the household. Up to two household members who were policyholders for employment-based health insurance are identified in the GRPWHO1 and GRPWHO2 variables. GRPTYPLY indicates whether the policyholder's employment-based health insurance covered the respondent only or also covered family members.


User Note: For a set of variables that addresses many of the comparability issues in the CPS health insurance measures, see the summary health insurance variables created by the University of Minnesota's State Health Access Data Assistance Center.

This variable is comparable over time.


  • Policyholders for employment-based insurance, age 15+.


Years Jan Feb ASEC Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
1996 – 2023 - - X - - - - - - - - -



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