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The Effects of Retiree Health Insurance Plan Characteristics on Retirees' Choice and Employers' Costs

Robert Clark, Melinda Morrill, David Vanderweide

NBER Working Paper No. 19566
Issued in October 2013

---- Acknowledgements -----

This paper was prepared for presentation at the NBER Conference on State and Local Health Plans for Active and Retired Public Employees, pursuant to a grant from the Smith Richardson Foundation to the National Bureau of Economic Research. The authors are grateful to the staff at BCBS NC and the SHP for providing data and for their support of this project. The authors would like to thank Maria Fitzpatrick and Jonathan Skinner for useful comments and discussions. The opinions and conclusions expressed herein are solely those of the authors and do not represent the opinions or policy of the National Bureau of Economic Research or any other institution with which the authors are affiliated.

---- Disclosure of Financial Relationships for David Vanderweide -----

David Vanderweide is employed in the Fiscal Research Division of the North Carolina General Assembly. The Fiscal Research Division is a non-partisan central staff agency that provides budget and tax-related analysis to all members of the General Assembly. He is also a member of the State Health Plan.

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