NEW HIL Survey Report Brief – Volume 1

A brief summarizing results of a 2016 study of health insurance literacy in Connecticut is now available.

This research, led by Dr. Victor Villagra, Associate Director of the UConn Health Disparities Institute, is the first study to measure health insurance literacy among Connecticut adults enrolled in private health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act.

Health insurance literacy (HIL) is a critical skill that consumers need to select, maintain and use their plan benefits to achieve better health. The implications of this report are of the utmost importance to the success of the state’s health reform agenda.

The Health Disparities Institute seeks to improve health insurance literacy as part of our overall aim to enhance the value of insurance for all Connecticut residents, especially the underserved. This report is the first in a series.


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