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Federal Survey Data Release Schedule

American Community Survey (ACS

An ongoing general household survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau provides annual estimates of health insurance coverage at the national, state, and sub-state geographies.  For a full range of available products from SHADAC’s coverage of the 2022 health insurance data release (2021 estimates) click here.


September 2023
• 2022 ACS 1-year data file


January 2023
​• 2017-2021 5-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) file

October 2022
• 2021 ACS 1-Year Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) file

September 2022
• 2021 ACS 1-year data file (i.e., on

Other Resources
• An Assessment of the COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impact on the 2020 ACS 1-Year Data Analytic Paper 
• Introduction to the American Community Survey Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) file

Current Population Survey (CPS)

A monthly household survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Data on income and health insurance coverage is collected in its Annual Social and Economic Supplement administered in February through April. Annual health insurance estimates are provided for the nation and states. 


September 2022
• 2021 Income, Poverty and Health Insurance statistics from the Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement (CPS ASEC)

Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS

MEPS is a two component survey sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The MEPS-Insurance Component (IC) is a survey of employers that provide data on employer-based health insurance. The MEPS-Household Component (HC) is a panel household survey that is supplemented with data from the respondents' medical providers.


View the Full MEPS Data Release Schedule via AHRQ website


July 2022
2021 MEPS-IC Private Sector Tables - National Estimates
• 2021 MEPS-IC Private Sector Tables - State Estimates
• 2021 MEPS-IC Private Sector Tables -Metro Estimates

National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)

A continuous cross-sectional household interview survey conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) which is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It provides information on the health of the U.S. population and includes questions about health insurance coverage, health care utilization and access, and health conditions and behaviors, in addition to demographic and socioeconomic characteristics. 


Estimates for sub-annual time periods are released through the NHIS Early Release Program in September, November/December, and February/March each year.


July 2022
• 2021 NHIS Public Use Files

May 2022
• Health Insurance Coverage: Early Release of Estimates from the National Health Interview Survey, 2021

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS)

A state-based survey sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that focuses on population health, risk factors, and health behaviors for the adult population. 


August 2022
2021 Annual Survey Data 
 *Only 2018 Annual Survey Data through currently available.

Note: Based on previous data release calendars. 

Page last updated January 2023