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Employer 54.5%
Individual 3.1%
Uninsured 13.6%
Public 28.8%

Alaska At-a-Glance

Average Annual Employer-Sponsored Insurance Premium (2017) $7,964
Employee Contributions to Premiums, Single Coverage (2017) 19.0%
Employees Enrolled in High Deductible Health Plans (2017) 43.2%
Had Usual Source of Medical Care Other than Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 84.0%
No Trouble Finding Doctor in Past Year (2015) 94.2%
Told that Provider Does Accept Insurance Type in Past Year by Age (2015) 97.9%
Needed but Delayed Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 6.6%
Needed by Did Not Get Medical Care Due to Cost in Past Year (2015) 5.4%
Trouble Paying Medical Bills or Paying Off Bills Over Time in Past Year (2015) 36.1%
Had General Doctor or Provider Visit in Past Year (2015) 63.5%
Had Visit to Emergency Department in Past Year (2015) 20.5%
Spent the Night in Hospital in Past Year (2015) N/A
Click the links below for printable handouts on coverage in your state

Leveraging 1332 State Innvoation Waivers to Stabilize Individual Health Insurance Markets: Experiences of Alaska, Minnesota, & Oregon

Presentation by SHADAC Senior Research Fellow Emily Zylla at the 2018 Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) Fall Research Meeting in Washington, DC. Download a PDF of the presentation slides.

Alaska: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Impacts on Insurance Coverage by Congressional District

Click on an Alaska Congressional District to see changes in the uninsured between 2013 and 2015. These data show the impact of the ACA, which was implemented in 2014, on the uninsured.  Estimates are provided for several demographic breakdowns, including race; ethnicity; nativity and U.S. citizenship;... Read More

Infographic: Health Insurance Coverage in 2014 - Estimates from the ACS

This infographic highlights the newly-released estimates from the American Community Survey (ACS) on health insurance coverage in 2014 at the national level and across the states. We draw on the information presented in "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States, 2014," a Current Population Report... Read More

Now Available: 2014 Detailed State and County Level Coverage Estimates from SHADAC

Using the new detail level data available from the American Community Survey (ACS), SHADAC has produced state and county level tables and state-level maps on coverage that are available here.  This blog provides an overview of the type of information that is available in the state profiles. Uninsured Rates by... Read More

2014 ACS Tables: State & County Uninsurance Estimates

The map on this page links to tables containing state and county uninsurance estimates for 2014.  These estimates come from the 2014 American Community Survey (ACS) via the U.S. Census Bureau’s American FactFinder (AFF) tool and were released on September 17, 2015. Due to sample size... Read More

Alaska Data Collection Activity

Alaska Data Collection Activity Household Survey Employer Survey Focus Groups 2006-07 Household Insurance Survey: 2006-07 survey instrument 2006-07 findings 2004, 2005, & 2008: not available 2001 Alaska Employee Benefits Survey: 2001... Read More

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    1. SHADAC analysis of the American Community Survey (ACS) Public Use Microdata Sample (PUMS) files. The sum of percentages may not be 100%, due to rounding.  
    2. Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS-IC), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Center for Financing, Access and Cost Trends (CFACT).
    3. SHADAC analysis of National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The NHIS sample is drawn from the Integrated Health Interview Survey (IHIS, MN Population Center and SHADAC). Data were analyzed at the University of Minnesota's Census Research Data Center.