The population with employer-sponsored health insurance (ESI) includes individuals who receive health insurance coverage from an employer, including employees and their dependents, such as spouses and eligible children. Half of the children in the U.S. are covered by ESI, making this form of coverage the largest source of insurance for American children. In this report, we present data on health care spending, utilization, and average prices among children (under age 18) who receive health insurance coverage through an employer. In HCCI's 2020 data, one-quarter of ESI enrollees were 18 years old or younger. The report relies on de-identified commercial health insurance claims contributed by CVS Health/Aetna, Humana, and Blue Health Intelligence.The key findings are:
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