HealthCost was developed by the New Hampshire Insurance Department and the Commissioner's Advisory Committee on Health Insurance. The site contains information for consumers and employers.
HealthCost provides information on the price of medical care in New Hampshire by insurance plan and by procedure. It also provides the estimate price of medical care for the uninsured. The consumer website is updated on a quarterly basis. This site gives patients information about the price of health care services. The price information is based on paid claims data collected from New Hampshire's health insurers by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services as part of the Comprehensive Health Care Information System. This website serves as a resource to help you make informed decisions about purchasing health care services and insurance. The FAQs section of this website also provides information on the site's methodologies as well as information on types of health insurance.
The New Hampshire Insurance Department collects information from insurance carriers and publishes annually a Supplemental Report. This section of the website contains key statistics from this Report. The site contains membership statistics, loss ratios, frequency of benefit design options such as co-pays and deductibles, as well as a Benefit Index Tool which provides information on premium vs. benefit richness as a way to assist employers in understanding differences between carriers.