publication . Article . 2002

Policy Watch: The Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan

Roger Feldman; Kenneth E Thorpe; Bradley Gray;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jan 2002 Journal: Journal of Economic Perspectives, volume 16, issue 2 Spring, pages 207-217
Abstract
This short feature describes the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan (FEHBP), which provides health insurance benefits to active and retired federal employees and their dependents. The article discusses the FEHBP as a touchstone for research on employment-based health insurance and as a touchstone for health policy reform.
Subjects
free text keywords: Community participation, Economics, Public health, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Health policy, Health care reform, Health insurance, Public administration, Insurance Selection Bias
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