Risk equalization

Current facets (Pre-Master)

More and more countries rely on risk equalization to compensate competing health insurers for predictable variation in healthcare expenses between healthy individuals and the chronically ill. Recent studies have shown that even the most sophisticated risk equalization models undercompensate for several groups of people in poor health. Inadequate risk equalization is a potential threat to the accessibility of (good-quality) healthcare since insurers may charge high premiums to groups that are undercompensated or – if premium differentiation is not possible/allowed – insurers have incentives for risk selection. Our research focusses on the evaluation and improvement of risk equalization models. With international colleagues we have founded the “Risk Adjustment Network” in order to endorse an international exchange of scientific results in this field and to enhance the usability of these results in the political process.  

René van Vliet (cp)

Tel: 0104088585

r.vanvliet@eshpm.eur.nl

Wynand van de Ven

Tel: 0104088556

vandeven@eshpm.eur.nl

Richard van Kleef

Tel: 0104088950

vankleef@eshpm.eur.nl

Suzanne van Veen

Tel: 0104088753

vanveen@eshpm.eur.nl

Frank Eijkenaar

Tel: 0104089094

eijkenaar@eshpm.eur.nl

Erik Schut

Tel: 0104088558

schut@eshpm.eur.nl