Value-Based Insurance Design

Value-based Insurance design is a strategy that varies consumer cost-sharing to distinguish between high-value and low-value healthcare services and providers.


National Conference of State Legislatures - Background on VBID

University of Michigan, Center for Value-Based Insurance Design

Consumer-Friendly Criteria for VBID

Urban Institute: State Efforts to Lower Cost-Sharing Barriers to Health Care for the Privately Insured

Consumers Union: Consumer Criteria for Value-Based Insurance Designs

Families USA: Principles for Consumer-Friendly Value-Based Insurance Design

Families USA: Wellness Programs vs. VBID

Families USA: Value-Based Insurance Design: Which Approaches are Best for Consumers

State Resources


Program Evaluation -- Health Enhancement Plan for State Employees: Improving health outcomes and consumer engagement (2015)


Maine Health Management Coalition, Value-Based Insurance Design Resources


Technical Advisory Committee to the Maryland Citizens’ Health Initiative - Improving Value and Investing in Prevention: Encouraging Value-Based Insurance Designs in State Health Insurance Exchanges

Maryland Women’s Coalition for Healthcare Reform - Comment letter to the Maryland Health Quality and Cost Council, VBID Task Force


Healthcare for All Massachusetts, Barrier Free Care- The No-Copay Bill

VBID and Medicare.

CMS Innovation Center, Medicare Advantage Value-Based Insurance Design Demo