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Type of employment-based coverage last year

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GRPTYPLY indicates whether group health insurance acquired through a current or past job or union covered only the policyholder or also covered dependents, during the previous calendar year. Policyholders of employment-based insurance are identified in the GRPOWNLY variable. Persons who had coverage from such a plan as dependents of a policyholder are identified in the GRPDEPLY variable. Whether a policyholder's employment-based health insurance provided coverage for someone outside the household is reported in GRPOUTLY.


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 across years.

Beginning in 2019, a category was added for an insurance plan that covers the policyholder plus one other person. Prior to 2019, these records were included in the family plan category.


  • Persons 15+ who were policyholders of employment-based insurance during the previous calendar year.


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


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