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Early Results on Cost and Utilization from Mandating Well-Child Care Benefits

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Mandated well-child care benefits have only recently been enacted, so little information on the cost and utilization of these benefits is available. This article reports the results of a study on the actual premium increases, utilization, and cost of these benefits in Florida. The findings indicate that the cost impact of mandated benefits for well-child care has been rather minimal. The utilization of this benefit was low in comparison with recommended care, and the premiums charged exceeded those needed to pay actual claims.

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  • Nancy Sutton-Bell, 1993. "Early Results on Cost and Utilization from Mandating Well-Child Care Benefits," Journal of Insurance Issues, Western Risk and Insurance Association, vol. 16(1), pages 15-38.
  • Handle: RePEc:wri:journl:v:16:y:1993:i:1:p:15-38
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