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

Table 12. Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution, civilian workers,1
National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(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

71

[5]

15

1

[5]

12

[5]

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

100

72

[5]

15

1

[5]

11

[5]

    Management, business, and financial

100

74

13

2

11

[5]

    Professional and related

100

71

1

15

1

1

11

1

        Teachers

100

74

16

1

1

6

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

74

14

2

7

        Registered nurses

100

65

20

1

11

Service

100

73

11

1

1

12

    Protective service

100

77

11

3

2

7

Sales and office

100

65

[5]

22

1

[5]

11

[5]

    Sales and related

100

57

[5]

30

12

    Office and administrative support

100

69

[5]

17

1

[5]

11

[5]

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

75

8

[5]

15

1

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

75

9

12

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

75

8

[5]

16

1

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

75

8

[5]

15

    Production

100

77

9

13

    Transportation and material moving

100

74

7

18

Full time

100

72

[5]

14

1

[5]

12

[5]

Part time

100

60

24

[5]

13

Union

100

73

10

2

2

11

Nonunion

100

71

15

1

12

[5]

Average wage within the following categories:6

               

    Lowest 25 percent

100

70

18

12

        Lowest 10 percent

100

82

7

11

    Second 25 percent

100

69

17

1

13

[5]

    Third 25 percent

100

73

12

1

1

12

    Highest 25 percent

100

72

[5]

14

1

1

11

1

        Highest 10 percent

100

71

14

1

1

12

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

100

76

10

[5]

12

Service-providing industries

100

70

[5]

16

1

1

12

[5]

    Education and health services

100

71

17

1

1

9

        Educational services

100

72

19

1

1

5

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

75

15

1

2

6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

69

27

1

3

        Healthcare and social assistance

100

70

15

1

12

            Hospitals

100

64

21

1

11

[5]

    Public administration

100

74

12

5

2

5

1 to 99 workers

100

74

9

[5]

15

1

    1 to 49 workers

100

74

9

[5]

16

1

    50 to 99 workers

100

75

8

14

100 workers or more

100

69

1

17

1

1

11

[5]

    100 to 499 workers

100

71

1

17

1

11

    500 workers or more

100

68

18

2

1

10

Geographic areas

               

New England

100

82

8

Middle Atlantic

100

68

14

[5]

3

13

East North Central

100

71

15

[5]

13

[5]

West North Central

100

63

13

22

South Atlantic

100

75

14

10

East South Central

100

74

16

9

West South Central

100

71

17

11

Mountain

100

67

17

1

15

Pacific

100

69

14

3

10

1

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, healthcare 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.

6Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the occupation, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the
threshold.  The categories were formed using percentile estimates generated using data from the National Compensation Survey publication, "Employer Costs for Employee
Compensation - March 2013."


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/glossary20122013.htm.