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1 Ohio Employer Health Survey 2009 (Small Firms - Not Offering Insurance) The Ohio State University Enarson Hall 154 West 12th Avenue Columbus, Ohio Health Policy Institute of Ohio 37 W. Broad St., Suite 350 Columbus, OH

2 Section A EMPLOYMENT CHARACTERISTICS Estimates are acceptable for all employment, eligibility, and enrollment figures. Include officers, owners, part-time, temporary and seasonal employees. Exclude former employees or contract workers and retirees. 1. What was the total number of employees your organization had at ALL locations for a TYPICAL pay period in 2009? Employees at all locations: 2a. How many employees were on your organization s payroll in OHIO for a TYPICAL pay period in the following years? All employees in OHIO: 2009: 2008: 2007: 2b. Did your organization offer a health plan in any of the years ? Yes Continue with Question 2c No Skip to Question 3 2c. How many of these employees were ENROLLED in ANY health plan through your organization? Enrolled employees in OHIO: 2009: 2008: 2007: 2d. How many dependents were ENROLLED in ANY health plan through your organization? Enrolled dependents in OHIO: 2009: 2008: 2007: 1

3 2e. What was total enrollment for ALL of your health plans offered through your organization (total lives covered)? Total Lives Covered in OHIO: 2009: 2008: 2007: 3. For the same TYPICAL pay period in 2009, how many of the employees reported in question 2a worked part-time? Part-time employees: 4a. Does your organization make any contributions so employees can purchase insurance individually? Yes Continue with Question 4b No Skip to Question 5 4b. What is the average contribution per employee? Contribution towards individual insurance: 5. Since the firm currently does not offer insurance, please indicate any alternative sources of insurance for the firm's employees (not including any source for the owner or their family): Source of Insurance Privately purchased plan (individual or family) Covered as dependent through a spouse's employer Plan offered by a professional association Publicly funded plan Uninsured Don t know # of Employees 2

4 6. Which statement best describes your company's reason for stopping or not offering health insurance? We have not tried to purchase insurance because we know it is too expensive. We tried to purchase insurance but it was too expensive. The majority of employees don't want insurance because they already have coverage under another family member's policy or some other type of coverage (such as Medicare, Medicaid, or the Children's Health Insurance Plan). The majority of employees do not want health insurance because they do not think it is necessary. The majority of employees prefer higher wages to health insurance. We are willing to offer coverage, but the majority of employees are not able to afford their share of the premium. Providing health insurance is too much of an administrative burden. 7. For firms with 10 or fewer employees, please complete the following employee census. Please complete the following on each employee, and use the following codes as applicable. Gender Codes: F= Female, M= Male Marital Status Codes: SI = Single, M=Married, D=Domestic Partner Health Insurance Status Codes: PP= Privately purchased plan (individual or family), D=Covered as dependent through a spouse's employer, SU=Insured, but source of coverage unknown, CU=Insured, but coverage status unknown, PF=Publicly funded plan, U=Uninsured Gender Employee Category #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 $6 #7 #8 #9 #10 Marital Status Health Insurance Status 3

5 Provide the following information for a TYPICAL pay period in The following workforce characteristics are used to group similar organizations together for analytical purposes. Estimates are acceptable. If none, enter "0". 8. Approximately what percentage of the employees at this location were women? Women employees 9. Approximately what percentage of the employees at this location were 50 years old or older? Employees 50 years old or older 10. Approximately what percentage of the employees at this location were union members? Union members 11. For the employees at this location in 2009, approximately what percentage earned Less than $10.50 per hour? (Approximately $21,840 a year or less) Earned less than $10.50 per hour: Between $10.50 and $23.50 per hour? (Approximately $21,840 to $48,880 a year) Earned between $10.50 and $23.50 per hour: More than $23.50 per hour? (Approximately $48,880 a year or more) Earned more than $23.50 per hour: 12. What is the total payroll/wage expenses (not per employee) in your firm/organization for the most recent full plan year? 13. What were total revenues (not per employee) for your firm/organization for the most recent full plan year? Continue with Section B 4

6 Section B BUSINESS CHARACTERISTICS 1. Which of the following fringe benefits did your organization offer its employees in Ohio during 2009? Yes No Don't Know Paid vacation Paid sick leave Life insurance Disability insurance Retirement/pension plans a. Did your organization offer any of the following tax-advantaged benefits to its employees in OHIO during 2009? These benefits are also known as Section 125 Cafeteria plans. Yes No Unsure 2b. Employee contributions to health insurance made on a pre-tax basis: If yes, what percent of employees are participating? 1-10% 11-20% 21-30% 31-40% 41-50% 51-75% % 100% Yes No Unsure 2c. Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for healthcare: If yes, what percent of employees are participating? 1-10% 11-20% 21-30% 31-40% 41-50% 51-75% % 100% 5

7 2d. Flexible Benefits Plans Full cafeteria plan that offers employees Yes No Unsure a set of benefits from which to choose. If yes, what percent of employees are participating? 1-10% 11-20% 21-30% 31-40% 41-50% 51-75% % 100% 3. Approximately how many years has your organization been in business? If your organization operates at more than one location, enter the number of years the parent company has been in business. Less than 1 year 1 2 years 3 4 years 5 9 years years 20 years or more 4. What type of business is your firm/organization? For Profit Not-for-Profit Continue with Section C 6

8 Section C WELLNESS BENEFITS Now we d like to ask you some questions about wellness programs, including the types of programs available, financial benefits and your opinions of these programs. 1. Which of the following wellness programs or benefits does your firm or any of your health plans offer to at least some employees? 1a. Weight control programs, including gym membership discounts, nutrition classes, and counseling for weight loss. 1b. smoking cessation program 1c. personal health coaching 1d. blood pressure control program 1e. cholesterol control program 1f. chronic disease self management course/program (Answer if yes to any in 1a-1f.) 7

9 2. Are most of your wellness benefits provided by the health plan or by your firm? through a health plan or plans provided by the firm 3. To the best of your knowledge, what is your firm s primary reason for offering wellness programs? to help recruit and retain workers to improve the health of employees and reduce absenteeism to reduce health care costs to improve employee morale and productivity wellness programs were part of the health plan 4. To the best of your knowledge, do you think offering wellness programs is effective in improving the health of your firm s employees? 5. To the best of your knowledge, do you think offering wellness programs is effective in reducing your firm s health care costs? End of Survey 8

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