In addition to publishing annual Health Care Cost and Utilization Reports, HCCI supports and conducts cutting edge non-partisan research that focuses on a variety of topics that deal with the drivers of US health care costs. Independent academic and actuarial researchers who meet appropriate qualifications can apply for access to the data to perform specific research projects.
The 2015 Health Care Cost and Utilization Report shows that spending per privately insured person grew by 4.6 percent, faster than in previous years. Price increases were the primary driver.
This report covers the health care cost and utilization trends for Americans younger than age 65 and covered by employer-sponsored insurance (ESI) for the years 2012 through 2015. It includes data from four national insurance companies: Aetna, Humana, Kaiser Permanente, and UnitedHealthcare. As in previous years, the focus of this report is on trends in health care per capita spending, per capita out-of-pocket spending, utilization of health care services, and average price of services for the younger than 65, national ESI population.