The ACE National Survey on Private Health Insurance Plans is specifically designed for people living with arthritis in Canada and currently covered by private health insurance plans to learn about their experience in terms of the level of coverage and satisfaction with their plan. By learning from your experiences, this Survey will help identify where private health insurance plans are succeeding and where critical gaps exist that need addressing to better support the health and well-being of people with arthritis in Canada.

What am I being asked to share?

The Survey asks about your private insurance plan that pays for your arthritis medications and other elements of your arthritis care.

How will the information I provide be used?

The ACE National Survey will collect important input from people living with a variety of types of arthritis. We will observe trends from the information that is shared with us so we can better understand challenges that people experience with their current private health insurance plan.

The Survey asks questions regarding sociodemographic information as research has shown that gender, ethnicity, education, income, and geographic location determine access to health care services and in many cases, health outcomes.

Your participation is deeply appreciated and contributes to ensuring the voices of people with arthritis are heard in ACE’s advocacy work. Arthritis Consumer Experts intends to share the Survey results with researchers, physicians, private health insurance policy decision-makers and media to advance their understanding of the lived experience of people with arthritis.

How will my privacy be protected?

Arthritis Consumer Experts will keep Survey responses in a secure database and in accordance with Canadian research ethics guidelines. All responses are pooled and will remain anonymous.

Consent

Participation in this Survey is voluntary. You can stop the Survey at any time. If you start the Survey and decide you do not want to participate before completing the Survey, your responses will not be included in our pooled analysis. Please do not include any information that could identify you or others when providing written comments (for example, any names and addresses or locations).

Completing this Survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time. Thank you for participating.

Please note all questions in this Survey require an answer.
 
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