About Us

CHIR is composed of a team of nationally recognized experts on private health insurance and health reform. We are based at Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute (HPI), and work regularly with a multidisciplinary group of faculty and staff dedicated to conducting research on issues related to health policy and health services. HPI is affiliated with the University’s public policy graduate programs (the McCourt School of Public Policy).

CHIR faculty and staff study health insurance underwriting, marketing and products, as well as the complex and developing relationship between state and federal rules governing the health insurance marketplace. CHIR provides policy expertise and technical assistance to federal and state policymakers, regulators and stakeholders seeking a reformed and sustainable insurance marketplace in which all consumers have access to affordable and adequate coverage.

About the Project

Funding: This project has been funded by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation, a philanthropy that invests in sustainable change in health care, building it from the ground up based on research, deep thinking, and a strong foundation of evidence.

Project Methodology: We fielded a survey of state employee plan administrators between October 17, 2022 and December 16, 2022. Forty-nine states and the District of Columbia responded to our survey.  We did not receive responses from New Jersey.