University of Tokyo

Abstract
Survey Number 0988
Survey Title Survey of Attitudes toward Private Long-Term Care Insurance, 2013
Depositor Meiji Yasuda Research Institute, Inc.
(Former Name:Meiji Yasuda Institute of Life and Wellness, Inc.)
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Summary This survey's theme is private long-term care insurance, and it was conducted in March 2013 by the Lifestyle Welfare Research Institute at Meiji Yasuda Corporation. It targeted men and women between the ages of 20 and 79 throughout the nation. It is intended to clarify attitudes toward the private long-term insurance programs of respondents, reasons they are not part of one, future intentions to become participants, conditions for joining, expectations for care, and preparations for it.
Data Type quantatitive research
quantitative research: micro data
Universe Men and women nationwide between the ages of 20 and 79 years who have (insurance recipients themselves) and have not enrolled in private long-term care insurance
Unit of Observation Individual
Sample Size Sample size: 4,041 people
Among them, subscribers: 1,975 people, non-subscribers: 2,066 people
Date of Collection 2013/03/15 – 03/21
Time Period
Spatial Unit Japan
Sampling Procedure For this survey, we polled 2,000 subscribers/non-subscribers so that the sampling error of the ratio of answers between subscribers/non-subscribers would be about 2% at maximum.

Further, based on the results of the 2010 Census by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the "2010 Life Insurance Survey" by the (Public) Life Insurance Culture Center, we calculated the composition percentages of members/non-members by gender and age (*)to determine sampling numbers.

*For the calculation of the composition percentage of people in their 70s, we have used the enrollment percentage of people in their 60s, with the necessary modifications.

The response rate for female members in their 70s was 86 responses short of our allocation number, but all other attribute classes met their allocation counts.
Mode of Data Collection WEB questionnaire survey (registered monitor subjects of Macromill, Inc.)
Investigator Meiji Yasuda Institute of Life and Wellness, Inc., survey carried out by Macromill, Inc.
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Related Publications (by the Investigator) Please refer to the abstract in Japanese.
Related Publications (based on Secondary Analysis) List of related publications (based on Secondary Analysis)
Documentation [Questionnaire]
Major Survey Items Face items

Gender, age, prefecture of residence, area of residence, marital status, student classification, presence of spouse, presence of children, number of children, age group of children, household family members, occupation, number of employees at place of work, annual individual income, annual household income

(1) Enrollment status in insurance programs other than private long-term care insurance
・Presence/absence of enrollment in private medical insurance, etc./enrollment method
・Presence/absence of enrollment in individual pension plans/enrollment method
・Presence/absence of enrollment in life insurance or damage insurance/enrollment method

(2) Preparation for care
[If enrolled in private, long-term care insurance]
・Company/product name of private long-term care insurance you are enrolled in
・Thoughts on benefit amount/insurance amount (too much/just right)
・Period until when insurance is active
・Period until when respondent must make insurance payments
・Enrollment method/place, things considered when enrolling
・Things respondent is dissatisfied about the product he or she has enrolled in
・Presence/absence of spouse enrollment in private long-term care insurance/reasons for not being enrolled
・Whether respondents' spouse consider enrolling in private long-term care insurance when respondent enrolled in it.
・Whether respondent has made financial preparations in the event that he or she ends up needing long-term care (public insurance/pension/other than private long-term care insurance)

[If not enrolled in private, long-term care insurance]
・Whether respondent has made financial preparations in the event that he or she ends up needing long-term care (other than public insurance/pension)
・Awareness of private long-term care insurance
・Reasons respondent is not enrolled in private long-term care insurance
・Whether respondent thinks he or she will enroll in private long-term care insurance
・Necessary conditions for enrollment in private long-term care insurance
・Things respondent will consider when he or she enrolls in private long-term care insurance
・Contract type of private long-term care insurance respondent wants to enroll in (primary contract type/special contract type)
・Type of benefit respondent wants to receive from the private long-term care insurance he or she wants to enroll in (one-time payout/pension)
・Guarantee period of private long-term care insurance respondent wants to enroll in (lifelong/fixed-term)
・Whether respondent would consider enrolling in private insurance, if the percentage of public care insurance that you have to personally bear was raised or the usable amount was lowered.
・Whether respondent is considering preparing financially for a situation in which he or she may need long-term care (other than public insurance/pension/private insurance) /type of preparation

(3) Awareness of lifestyle security
・lifestyle guarantees respondent wants to put effort toward (#1/#2)

(4) Experience with long-term care
・Experiences with long-term care for a member of respondent's family in the last ten years/involvement

(5) Attitudes towards and awareness of long-term care
[If respondent ever needs long-term care]
・Preferred place to receive care (home/long-term care facility)
・Preferred person to receive care from (only family/care staff, etc.)
・Current employment status of family whom respondent would like to receive care from
・Funding sources of self-borne nursing care expenses
・Level of unease/things causing unease

[Regarding public long-term care insurance]
・Awareness of knowledge about public long-term care insurance
・Thoughts about public long-term care insurance


*For details on survey items, please refer to the questionnaire.
Date of Release 2016/03/03
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