Topic:
JUVENILES; CHILD HEALTH; STATISTICAL INFORMATION; EMPLOYMENT (GENERAL); HEALTH INSURANCE;
Location:
INSURANCE - HEALTH;

OLR Research Report


March 17, 2005

 

2005-R-0281

HUSKY A—NUMBER OF CHILDREN ENROLLED, BY EMPLOYER

By: Robin K. Cohen, Principal Analyst

As a follow-up to OLR report 2005-R-0129, you asked for the number of children covered by HUSKY A whose parents or caretakers were employed by the 25 employers with the largest number of HUSKY A recipients.

The Department of Social Services (DSS) is still trying to get us exact enrollment figures for these children. In the meantime, it suggested that we use a multiplier or “factor” to arrive at an approximate number of children. This factor is 1.37, and it is based on the average size of a HUSKY A assistance unit or “family” receiving HUSKY A coverage in February 2005. Multiplying the number of adults by this factor yields the number of covered children.

Table 1 presents an estimate of the children receiving HUSKY A coverage whose parents or caretaker relatives are employed by the top 25 HUSKY employers, as well as an estimate of the total number of HUSKY A recipients, which we calculated by adding the adult recipients and children.

Table 1: Estimated Children Covered by HUSKY A Whose Parents or Caretaker Relatives Worked for Top 25 HUSKY Employers [1]

Employer

Adult Recipients Who Worked for Employer (A)

Non-Recipients [2] Who Worked for Employer (B)

Child Recipients (A+B) x 1.37 (C)

Total # of HUSKY A Recipients (A+C)

Walmart

824

204

1,408

2,232

Stop and Shop

741

175

1,255

1,996

Dunkin Donuts

530

133

908

1,438

McDonalds

460

146

830

1,290

Laidlaw

460

115

788

1,248

Mohegan Sun

276

79

486

762

Shaw's

288

52

466

754

Burger King

243

41

389

632

Home Depot

197

76

374

571

CVS

221

40

358

579

First Student

212

46

353

565

Foxwoods

176

61

325

501

Fleet Bank

173

64

325

498

Filene's

177

49

310

487

ADECCO

181

44

308

489

Care for Kids

176

29

281

457

Hartford Hospital

141

49

260

401

Wendy's

145

35

247

392

Friendly's

178

[3]

244

422

Companions and Homemakers

177

[3]

242

419

Family Care VNA

159

[3]

218

377

Target

121

30

207

328

Subway

144

[3]

197

341

Walgreens

129

[3]

177

306

Sears

124

[3]

170

294

Source: DSS

[1] The adult recipients figure comes from employment data from DSS' Eligibility Management System (EMS) for September 2004. The non-recipients data is based on December EMS data. The 1.37 factor is based on February 2005 HUSKY A caseloads.

[2] Non-recipients are those employees whose children received HUSKY A coverage but they did not, presumably because they did not meet the program's eligibility requirements.

[3] The employer was not in the top 25 for adult's non-recipients. Consequently, we do not know how many non-recipients it employs.

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