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The current situation of the private health plans and insurance market in Brazil and trends for the future

The current situation of the private health plans and insurance market in Brazil and trends for the future

Ciencia and Saude Coletiva 13(5): 1421-1430

ISSN/ISBN: 1413-8123

PMID: 18813645

DOI: 10.1590/s1413-81232008000500008

This paper presents an overview of the Brazilian private health plan market over the period 2000-06. The current situation is analysed with respect to the profile of private insurance companies, health plans and beneficiaries, and some possible trends that were identified in the study are emphasized. The increase of employer group-plans as a work-related benefit and the reduction of individual plans are discussed.

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