Paul Fronstin

Paul Fronstin, Ph.D.

Biography of
Paul Fronstin, Ph.D.
Director, Health Research & Education Program
Employee Benefit Research Institute
Washington, DC
(202) 659-0670, FAX (202) 775-6312

Paul Fronstin is a senior research associate with the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to original public policy research and education on economic security and employee benefits. He is also Director of the Institute's Health Research and Education Program, and oversees the Center for Research on Health Benefits Innovation. He has been with EBRI since 1993.

Dr. Fronstin's research interests include trends in employment-based health benefits, consumer-driven health benefits, the uninsured, retiree health benefits, employee benefits and taxation, and public opinion about health benefits and health care. In 2012, Dr. Fronstin was appointed to the Maryland Health Care Commission. He currently serves on the board of trustees for Emeriti Retirement Health Solutions. He is the associate editor of Benefits Quarterly and is also a TIAA-CREF Institute Fellow. In 2010, he served on the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Determination of Essential Health Benefits. In 2002, he served on the Maryland State Planning Grant Health Care Coverage Workgroup. In 2001, Dr. Fronstin served on the Institute of Medicine Subcommittee on the Status of the Uninsured.

Dr. Fronstin earned his Bachelor of Science degree from SUNY Binghamton and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Miami. Dr. Fronstin can be reached at