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848. Health Insurance-- Premium Income and Benefit Payments of Insurance Companies

[In billions of dollars (11.5 represents $11,500,000,000). Beginning 1975, includes Puerto Rico and other U.S. outlying areas. Represents premium income of and benefits paid by insurance companies only. Excludes Blue Cross-Blue Shield plans, medical-society sponsored plans, and all other independent plans]

 
Item 1970 1975 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
 
    Premiums 1 11.5 20.8 43.7 49.0 58.3 63.2 70.4 75.2 75.5 84.1 98.2 108.0 112.9 116.4 125.0 124.7 129.3 133.9 137.1
Group policies 2 8.1 15.9 36.8 42.5 50.0 54.9 60.8 64.4 65.9 74.0 87.6 96.1 100.2 103.0 110.4 110.2 114.1 116.4 116.3
Individual and family policies 3.4 4.9 6.9 6.5 8.3 8.3 9.6 10.8 9.6 10.1 10.6 11.8 12.7 13.3 14.6 14.5 15.2 17.5 20.8
 
    Benefit payments 9.1 16.5 37.0 41.6 49.2 51.7 56.0 60.0 64.3 72.5 83.0 89.4 92.5 97.6 104.8 103.6 106.3 110.1 113.8
Group policies 2 7.5 14.2 33.0 37.7 44.2 46.9 50.3 53.7 58.9 66.5 76.4 82.2 84.4 88.8 95.2 94.1 95.9 98.1 99.0
Individual and family policies 1.6 2.3 4.0 3.9 5.0 4.8 5.7 6.3 5.4 5.9 6.6 7.2 8.2 8.8 9.6 9.3 10.4 12.0 14.8
 
Type of coverage:
  Loss of income 1.8 2.7 5.3 5.2 5.5 4.9 5.2 5.6 5.6 6.4 6.4 7.2 7.4 7.5 8.3 8.1 7.8 8.2 9.2
  Medical expense 7.1 13.2 27.9 32.5 38.8 41.5 44.1 47.2 50.9 57.4 66.4 72.0 73.8 77.9 82.9 81.4 84.0 85.8 (NA)
  Dental 0.1 0.6 2.8 3.5 4.0 4.4 4.9 5.3 5.3 5.9 6.3 6.5 6.4 6.4 7.1 7.0 7.0 7.7 (NA)
  Medicare supplement (NA) (NA) 1.0 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.8 1.9 2.5 2.8 3.8 3.7 5.0 5.8 6.4 6.9 7.5 8.4 (NA)


NA Not available.
1 1970 refers to written premiums; thereafter, refers to earned premiums.
2 Beginning 1975, insurance company group premiums and benefit payments include administrative service agreements and minimum premium plans. Amounts for 1970 contain only a portion of these data.

Source: Health Insurance Association of America, Washington, DC, Source Book of Health Insurance Data, annual.

http://www.hiaa.org/



https://allcountries.org/uscensus/848_health_insurance_premium_income_and_benefit.html

These tables are based on figures supplied by the United States Census Bureau, U.S. Department of Commerce and are subject to revision by the Census Bureau.

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