July 2023

Health Insurance in California 101: A Quick Guide to Understanding Health Insurance

This explainer includes an explanation of CHBRP, an overview of health insurance coverage in California, vocabulary to know for a better understanding of health policy legislation, and useful links to several other resources and organizations that provide additional useful health policy information. 

November 2022

California's Population Aged 65 Years and Older

This explainer provides an overview of the population aged 65 and older in California, including sources of health insurance, demographic information, and how legislation and regulations may impact insurance coverage for this population.

October 2021

An Overview of Claims Data and How CHBRP Estimates Utilization and Unit Cost

This explainer provides an overview of claims data, including how the data is collected, what information may be available within the datasets, and how the data are used to inform CHBRP's analyses.

August 2020

What is Cost Sharing in Health Insurance?

This explainer aims to help clarify and explain the common cost-sharing terms often addressed in health policy legislation.

July 2015

Insurer Provider Networks

This explainer explores California's existing regulations related to measuring the adequacy of provider networks, and begins to re-evaluate questions of network adequacy in light of new state and federal laws and new health care business models and practices.