Merative MarketScan


MarketScan Research Databases from Merative provides one of the longest-running and largest collections of proprietary de-identified claims data for privately and publicly insured people in the U.S.

Currently available years – 2013-2021

  1. MarketScan Commercial Claims and Encounters Database (CCAE) – contains data from active employees, early retirees, COBRA continuees, and dependents insured by employer sponsored plans (i.e., individuals not eligible for Medicare).
  2. MarketScan Medicare Supplemental and Coordination of Benefits Database (MDCR) – created for Medicare-eligible retirees with employer-sponsored Medicare Supplemental plans. This database contains predominantly fee-for-service plan data.



The following documents are required for each member of the research team:

To use these data, you must read, agree and sign the Data Use Agreement (you must be logged in with your Minerva ID and password through the Mount Sinai campus network or secure remote VPN). If you don’t have a Minerva ID, please open a ticket with us on MarketScan data access at

Data stored in MarketScan® Server is accessed, analyzed, and used only on the server.

MarketScan® data can be accessed using SAS application launched from Citrix Workspace or through Ondemand via Minerva (detailed instructions provided).

For data analysis-related inquiries, please contact the MarketScan user group leader, Dr. Parul Agarwal ( For questions related to the computational resources, please contact the Data Ark team at

The MarketScan license forbids the use of its data by Mount Sinai students, postdocs, or staff for their own independent research. PhD students can request a dissertation-support data set through IBM. This is the only data set we can allow for student projects. Refer to the IBM MarketScan Dissertation Support Program. 


For internally funded studies, users’ access to the MarketScan data incurs no cost for the first 90 days from the date of access granted, and thereafter, there is an associated cost. Inquiries shall be directed to the MarketScan user group leader, Dr. Parul Agarwal (

For externally funded studies, there is an end-user fee to use the school-acquired data sets in non-commercial projects of $30,000 per study. There is an end-user fee to use the data in commercially funded studies of $60,000 per study. The end-user fees are standard for IBM® licensing agreements with academic medical centers.

Data Ark Data Sets

Please visit the Data Ark Data Set webpage to explore other data sets.