Role and Early Impact of CO-OPs in the Rural Health Insurance Marketplace

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Project funded:
September 2014
Project completed:
October 2016
This study will combine quantitative analysis with administrative health plan practice data with targeted case studies to examine the rural availability and pricing of CO-OP plans, and the early experiences of these plans.


  • Health Insurance CO-OPs: Product Availability and Premiums in Rural Counties
    Policy Brief
    Maine Rural Health Research Center
    Date: 10/2016
    We describe regional distribution and market prevalence of Consumer Operated and Oriented Plan (CO-OP) products in rural and urban counties, and compare the number of products available in counties with and without CO-OP plans in 2014 and 2015.