Health-related benefits: Access Standard Errors

Table 37. Standard errors for health-related benefits: Access,
private industry workers,  National Compensation Survey, March
2009

Characteristics

Long-term
care
insurance1

Retiree health care
benefits2

Under age
65

Age 65 and
over

All workers

0.4

0.5

0.4

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

0.9

1.2

1.1

    Management, business, and financial

1.2

1.7

1.9

    Professional and related

1.0

1.3

1.2

Service

0.5

0.3

0.3

    Protective service

1.1

1.4

1.2

Sales and office

0.6

0.6

0.6

    Sales and related

0.9

1.0

0.9

    Office and administrative support

0.6

0.6

0.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

0.7

0.8

0.8

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

0.8

1.0

1.1

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1.3

1.3

1.3

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.7

0.6

0.7

    Production

0.8

1.0

0.9

    Transportation and material moving

1.1

1.0

1.0

Full time

0.4

0.6

0.5

Part time

0.6

0.5

0.5

Union

1.3

1.3

1.3

Nonunion

0.4

0.5

0.4

Wage percentiles:3

     

    Lowest 10 percent

0.7

0.5

0.4

    Lowest 25 percent

0.6

0.5

0.4

    Second 25 percent

0.5

0.6

0.6

    Third 25 percent

0.6

0.7

0.7

    Highest 25 percent

0.8

1.1

1.0

    Highest 10 percent

1.3

1.3

1.3

Establishment characteristics

     

Goods-producing industries

0.8

0.9

0.7

    Construction

0.7

0.7

0.7

    Manufacturing

1.2

1.2

1.0

Service-providing industries

0.4

0.5

0.5

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

0.7

0.8

0.8

        Wholesale trade

1.2

1.1

1.1

        Retail trade

0.9

1.0

1.0

        Transportation and warehousing

2.8

2.5

2.5

        Utilities

4.8

4.3

5.1

    Information

2.8

3.6

3.7

    Financial activities

1.2

1.2

1.1

        Finance and insurance

1.2

1.3

1.3

            Credit intermediation and related activities

2.0

1.8

2.0

            Insurance carriers and related activities

2.5

2.3

2.3

        Real estate and rental and leasing

1.5

1.2

1.1

    Professional and business services

1.3

1.3

1.2

        Professional and technical services

2.0

2.8

2.6

        Administrative and waste services

1.6

0.9

0.9

    Education and health services

0.8

1.0

0.8

        Educational services

2.0

2.3

2.0

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

2.5

2.4

2.6

        Health care and social assistance

0.9

1.1

0.8

    Leisure and hospitality

0.5

0.2

        Accommodation and food services

0.5

0.3

    Other services

0.9

1.9

1.9

1 to 99 workers

0.3

0.3

0.3

    1 to 49 workers

0.4

0.4

0.3

    50 to 99 workers

0.7

0.7

0.7

100 workers or more

0.8

1.0

0.9

    100 to 499 workers

0.8

0.9

0.9

    500 workers or more

1.7

2.1

1.9

Geographic areas

     

New England

1.2

1.3

1.2

Middle Atlantic

1.0

1.4

1.4

East North Central

0.8

0.9

0.7

West North Central

1.2

1.6

1.5

South Atlantic

1.0

1.2

1.0

East South Central

2.5

3.0

3.3

West South Central

1.0

1.8

1.4

Mountain

0.9

1.0

1.0

Pacific

0.7

1.0

1.0

Footnotes:

1A health plan that provides long-term (more than 1 year) custodial care, home care, or nursing
home care.

2A health plan that provides coverage to a retiree beyond what is mandated by COBRA or other
health continuation laws.

3The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which
may include workers both above and below the threshold. The percentile values are based on the
estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United
States, 2008." See Technical Note for more details.

NOTE: Dash indicates no workers in this category or data did not meet publication criteria. For
definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit
Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20082009.htm.