Health Care in Focus insights are based on data collected from two surveys by Ipsos on behalf of Evernorth, conducted in November, 2021.
Survey respondents were recruited by Ipsos. To participate, respondents must have health insurance coverage, including prescription drug coverage, for themselves or someone in their household through their employer or union, government employment or military/VA.
Average household income:
Health Insurance Coverage by Age
Primary Health Insurance Coverage
To participate, HR decision-maker respondents must work full-time for a company with at least 1,000 employees that provides both medical and pharmacy benefits. The respondent must be a decision-maker when it comes to selecting and managing the employee benefits for their organization.
Human Resources decision makers
Type of Organization
Health Plan Leaders
Health plan leader respondents must work full-time for a national or regional health plan serving at least 100,000 members. The respondent must be a decision-maker when it comes to determining the benefits partners/suppliers that health plan offers to groups/clients.
Health plan leaders
*Equals more than 100 due to rounding
**Titles may also include Benefits Specialist, Administrator, Coordinator or Supervisor
Behavioral healthRefers to the promotion of mental health, resilience and well-being; the treatment of mental and substance use disorders; and the support of those who experience and/or are in recovery from these conditions, along with their families and communities.1
Digital health solutionsOnline tools that track patient data outside standard health care settings like physicians’ offices or hospitals.
Health plan leader (HPL)Individual who works for a health plan organization in the health insurance industry and determines the benefits partners and/or suppliers that health plan offers to groups and/or clients.
Human resources decision-maker (HRDM)Individual responsible for selecting and managing the employee benefits for a company or other organization.
Mental healthA subset of behavioral health that addresses emotional, psychological and social well-being; it affects the way people think, feel, and act as they cope with everyday stressors.
Plan sponsorAn employer or organization that offers a group health plan to its employees or members. Includes both HPLs and HRDMs.
Substance use disorderA subset of behavioral health that involves the use of illegal drugs, or the use of prescription or over-the-counter drugs or alcohol, for purposes other than those for which they are meant to be used, or in excessive amounts.
Telehealth/Virtual careElectronic and telecommunications technologies and services used to provide care and services from a distance.
Whole-person healthConsiders the physical, behavioral and social needs of a single patient as part of a whole system, with each element contributing to long-term outcomes. (See also: behavioral health and mental health.)
1. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d.). “SAMHSA – Behavioral Health Integration.” Report. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.