Over 1 billion employer-sponsored health insurance claims per year ▪ Over 55 million covered lives per year, 2012-2018 ▪ Updated annually ▪ All years of data available to all researchers ▪ All 50 states and D.C. ▪ Track patients for longitudinal studies ▪ De-identified, HIPAA and anti-trust compliant
For more resources and granular views of the dataset, register with the Data Access Hub
You can get access to more resources and granular data views, and directly submit an application to HCCI.
Submit Application in the Data Access Hub
You can prepare content ahead of time with the Fillable Application and after registering, submit electronically when ready.
HCCI Reviews Application
HCCI reviews for eligibility, feasibility, and reasonable research methods; this process takes about 3–4 weeks.
Approval of Research Application
You are notified of approval by your designated HCCI staff rep.
You submit final paperwork and we execute a Data License Agreement between your institution/organization and HCCI.
You are provisioned accounts in HCCI’s secure data enclave. Begin your research!
Why should I register with the Data Access Hub?
What do I need to do to apply?
Register with the Data Access Hub. You will be approved by the HCCI team and able to view more granular information about the data, as well as submit an application. You can view the application here and when you're ready, you will submit electronically.Once an application has been submitted and approved, researchers will complete compliance paperwork. Then research teams will be provisioned access to the secure data enclave environment and can begin their research.
What is the cost to access the data?
We generally run on a per project, per year basis, with the cost being $45,000 for annual access. For students, there is a 1 seat option, where the cost is $15,000 for the year. If your institution is interested in broader access, we can discuss details, which include the opportunity for volume discounts if you initiate multiple projects.
Do you offer institutional memberships or discounts for multiple projects?
Yes. HCCI offers a volume discount on additional projects that are initiated within the first year of data access. If you (or other researchers in your institution/organization) apply and are approved for 1 additional project within the year, it will be discounted by 5%. For 2 additional projects within the year, both projects will be discounted by 10%, and 3 additional projects will be discounted by 15%. HCCI caps the discount at 15% for 4 or more projects, as our fixed costs associated with acquiring and maintaining the dataset will not allow for deeper discounting.
Does my year of access allow me to do unlimited projects?
No, your year of access is limited to the research proposed within your application. However, you are welcome to write your research proposal to allow for multiple research questions (while maintaining a cohesive focus), and to publish results in multiple papers. Additionally, per HCCI’s volume discount program, you can apply for additional projects during your year of access and receive a discount that increases with the number of additional projects.
We want to do longitudinal analysis. How many years are available?
All researchers will have access to 2012-2018 immediately on the launch of the dataset, and 2019 will be added for all researchers in the spring.
Do I need certain storage requirements to access the data?
Approved research teams get access to a secure enclave which them gives them access to our entire dataset – all years, all billion+ claims. We do not send physical data.
How long will it take for me to get access to the data?
We will begin accepting applications for access to the dataset in mid-January 2021. If approved, the data will be available in the first quarter of 2021. You can view the application here.
I’m not going to finish my project in the year-long access window. What are my extension options?
You can request either a 90-day extension, a year extension, or a multi-year extension (annual cost at the time of agreement applies).