The Healthy Marketplace Index by Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI)

The Healthy Marketplace Index (HMI) reveals local trends in a large but lesser-known sector of the U.S. health care system – employer-based insurance, which covers half the population. HMI creates a visual narrative around trends in health care prices, service use, and market competition for 112 metro areas across the country. The HMI is powered by an analysis of over 1.8 billion health care claims from multiple commercial health insurers. Interactives and storytelling techniques combine to give a variety of audiences a nuanced but clear picture of how local commercial health care markets function and compare.