What type of health insurance plan was most frequently selected?
For both single and family coverage, an employee was much more likely to be enrolled in a mixed-provider plan than in either of the other types. This held true over the three years from 1997 to 1999. (Data for 1996 were not available.) The different type of health plans are described in the definitions at the beginning of this report. In 1999, enrollment in mixed provider plans stood at 59.4% for single coverage and 60.8% for family coverage. Not only was mixed-provider the most common plan type, but the percent of total enrollees in those plans rose from 1997 to 1999. For single coverage, enrollment in mixed-provider plans stood at 59.4% in 1999, up from 53.6% in 1997. Similarly, mixed-provider plans accounted for 60.8% of family coverage in 1999, up from 54.5% in 1997. Exclusive-provider plans with enrollment at 30.3% of all single coverage and 28.3% of all family coverage in 1999 were the second most popular option each year. The percent covered under these plans went down slightly