Affordability and Standard Benchmark Plan Survey
We very much appreciate your time and expertise to inform the recommendations that we will make to the MHBE Workgroups, Affordability and Standard Benchmark Plan (SBP). 
DEADLINE:  March 26, 2019

Thank you, 

Beth Sammis, Co-chair, Affordability Workgroup



Leni Preston, Chair, Standard Benchmark Plan

 
1.

In your experience, do consumers place a higher priority on:


Cost (premium, deductible, cost-sharing)?
Benefits? or
Are they equally important?
2.
If your answer to Question #1 was cost, was it due to - (check all that apply):
Premium?
Deductible?
Copayment?
Deductible and copayment?
Premium, deductible and copayment?
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3.

If your answer to question #1 was benefits, consider the following ACA-required benefit categories within the context of re-designing the SBP while ensuring affordability. Please select as many as you believe should be considered a lower priority - meaning that the benefit could be reduced in some way.

 

Ambulatory patient services
Emergency services
Hospitalization
Maternity and Newborn Care
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services
Prescription Drugs
Rehabilitative and Habilitative Services
Laboratory Services
Preventive and Wellness Services
Pediatric Services including oral and vision care
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4.
Are there other benefits you believe should be offered in a benchmark plan? Examples include:
Adult Dental
Adult Vision
Other  
5.

In your experience, are consumers with insurance foregoing care due to cost? 

 

Yes - if yes, please comment with an example
No
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6.
Do consumers decide not to see a provider because of deductibles for office visits for...

 

Primary Care
OBGYN
Specialist
Behavioral Health Provider (Mental Health and SUD)
Other  
7.

Would consumers be more likely to fill prescriptions for generic drugs if there wasn't a deductible for the drug?

Yes
No
8.
In your experience, do different populations value different benefits?  If appropriate, please explain for each of the following: 


age
gender
race / ethnicity
geographic location
Other  
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9.
Do you believe it would be useful to provide specific benefits that encourage better health outcomes? If Yes, please explain in the comments.

 

Yes, please explain below
No
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10.
Do you believe it would be useful to provide specific benefits to address population health measures, for example, diabetes or opiod use?  

Yes - if yes,do you think these are the right ones or are there others you would suggest?
No
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11.
Thank you for your responses, we may want to follow up to better understand your input. To do that, we need the following information, and we promise not to share it.  


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