Predictors of consumers' health insurance knowledge

Sarah Osmane, Cathy Faulcon Bowen

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Abstract

The objectives of this study were to assess consumer knowledge of their health insurance plan and overall financial knowledge and to identify factors associated with consumer health insurance knowledge. A sample of taxpayers who had tax returns completed at a university-based volunteer income tax assistance (VITA) program was surveyed. More than 70% of respondents perceived their health insurance plan knowledge and overall financial literacy to be fair/good on a scale where the top choices were very good, excellent, and exceptional. The results of the binary logistic regression showed that those who were more likely to have high health insurance knowledge were U.S. citizens, not single, and reviewed their health insurance coverage at least once a year.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)300-312
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Financial Counseling and Planning
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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Health insurance
Predictors
Tax
Consumer knowledge
Perceived health
Financial knowledge
Financial literacy
Income tax
Factors
Volunteers
Binary logistic regression

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Finance
  • Economics and Econometrics

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Osmane, Sarah ; Bowen, Cathy Faulcon. / Predictors of consumers' health insurance knowledge. In: Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning. 2017 ; Vol. 28, No. 2. pp. 300-312.
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In: Journal of Financial Counseling and Planning, Vol. 28, No. 2, 01.01.2017, p. 300-312.

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