Small Group and Individual Health Insurance Market Survey

Under Minnesota law, the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is charged with conducting data and research initiatives in order to monitor and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of health care in Minnesota, including data collection and research to monitor access, utilization, quality and cost of health care services. (Minnesota Statutes, Section 62J.301 & 62J.38) 

The MDH, in partnership with the Minnesota Department of Commerce, is currently collecting information from health plan companies with annual premiums of $2.5 million or more in either the individual market, small group market, or large group private health insurance market. The information collected pertains to enrollment, benefits, premiums, and claims for products offered in the respective market spaces. The purpose of this survey is to monitor trends in the private market, evaluate the impact of insurance market changes, and update and refine the state’s microsimulation analysis that aims at estimating the potential impact of implementing of the Affordable Care Act in Minnesota.

As provided under Minnesota Statutes, section 62J.321, all information collected is non-public and will not be released except in aggregate form.  No health plan or company will be identifiable from any public release that is based on this data. 

This study is follow-up to surveys conducted in previous years.  A summary of findings can be found online:


Health Economics Program Small Group and Individual Health Insurance Market Slides, Section 4
Microsimulation Analysis for the Department of Commerce:
"The Impact of the ACA and the Exchange on Minnesota, April 2012"



If you have questions about the Health Insurance Market Surveys, please contact:

Stefan Gildemeister
MDH - Health Economics Program
P.O. Box 64882
St Paul, MN 55164-0882
Phone: (651) 201-3554

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Updated Thursday, September 26, 2013 at 04:09PM