Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution Data Table

Table 13. Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution, civilian workers,1
National Compensation Survey, March 2010

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Composite
rate2

Varies3

Flexible
benefits4

Percent of
earnings

Exists, but
unknown

Other

All workers

100

77

1

11

1

[5]

10

[5]

Worker characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management, professional, and related

100

77

1

11

2

[5]

9

[5]

    Management, business, and financial

100

77

11

2

9

1

    Professional and related

100

77

1

11

1

1

9

[5]

        Teachers

100

81

1

10

2

6

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

80

1

9

2

7

        Registered nurses

100

74

[5]

11

1

12

Service

100

78

9

1

[5]

11

    Protective service

100

77

10

2

9

Sales and office

100

72

[5]

16

1

[5]

10

[5]

    Sales and related

100

67

20

12

[5]

    Office and administrative support

100

75

[5]

14

1

[5]

10

[5]

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

83

7

1

9

1

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

83

6

1

9

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

83

7

9

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

83

1

6

10

[5]

    Production

100

83

5

10

    Transportation and material moving

100

83

6

[5]

9

Full time

100

77

1

10

1

[5]

10

[5]

Part time

100

74

1

16

1

7

Union

100

77

1

9

2

1

9

1

Nonunion

100

77

[5]

11

1

[5]

10

[5]

Average wage within the following categories:6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Lowest 25 percent

100

76

13

[5]

10

        Lowest 10 percent

100

81

9

    Second 25 percent

100

76

[5]

12

1

[5]

10

[5]

    Third 25 percent

100

80

[5]

9

1

[5]

9

[5]

    Highest 25 percent

100

76

10

2

10

1

        Highest 10 percent

100

75

1

10

2

1

10

1

Establishment characteristics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goods-producing industries

100

82

6

[5]

10

[5]

Service-providing industries

100

76

[5]

12

1

[5]

10

[5]

    Education and health services

100

77

1

12

2

[5]

8

[5]

        Educational services

100

79

1

12

2

5

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

79

1

10

2

7

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

78

16

1

1

3

        Health care and social assistance

100

75

12

1

10

            Hospitals

100

75

[5]

13

1

10

    Public administration

100

78

12

4

2

4

1 to 99 workers

100

80

9

1

10

[5]

    1 to 49 workers

100

77

10

1

11

[5]

    50 to 99 workers

100

84

6

[5]

9

100 workers or more

100

76

1

12

1

[5]

9

1

    100 to 499 workers

100

78

1

11

1

8

    500 workers or more

100

74

1

12

2

1

10

1

Geographic areas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New England

100

81

7

1

11

Middle Atlantic

100

76

9

[5]

2

11

East North Central

100

77

[5]

12

1

10

West North Central

100

77

12

9

South Atlantic

100

80

10

[5]

9

East South Central

100

77

13

West South Central

100

74

13

2

10

Mountain

100

75

12

1

11

Pacific

100

77

11

3

8

1

Footnotes:

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note
for further explanation.

2A composite rate is a set contribution covering more than one benefit area, for example, health care and life insurance. Cost data for individual plans cannot be determined.

3Based on worker attributes. For example, employee contributions may vary based on earnings, length of service, or age.

4Amount varies by options selected under a "cafeteria plan" or employer-sponsored reimbursement account.

5Less than 0.5 percent.

6The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold. The average
wages are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2009." See Technical Note for more details.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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/glossary20092010.htm.