Health-related benefits: Access

Table 42. Health-related benefits: Access, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Long-term
care
insurance1

Retiree healthcare
benefits2

Under age
65

Age 65 and
over

All workers

28

71

65

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

31

75

68

    Professional and related

30

74

68

        Teachers

27

73

66

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

21

74

65

Service

25

65

59

    Protective service

25

73

66

Sales and office

29

70

65

    Office and administrative support

29

71

66

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

29

66

58

Production, transportation, and material moving

16

68

62

Full time

31

75

69

Part time

15

48

47

Union

26

78

72

Nonunion

30

65

60

Average wage within the following categories:3

     

    Lowest 25 percent

21

58

53

        Lowest 10 percent

17

45

40

    Second 25 percent

32

75

69

    Third 25 percent

32

77

71

    Highest 25 percent

30

77

70

        Highest 10 percent

33

80

75

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

28

71

65

    Education and health services

31

73

66

        Educational services

30

73

67

            Elementary and secondary schools

22

72

66

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

56

74

71

        Healthcare and social assistance

38

72

61

            Hospitals

41

73

60

    Public administration

27

73

69

1 to 99 workers

17

47

40

    1 to 49 workers

13

41

34

    50 to 99 workers

24

56

49

100 workers or more

30

75

69

    100 to 499 workers

18

63

55

    500 workers or more

34

78

73

State government

48

86

84

Local government

22

66

59

Geographic areas

     

New England

10

Middle Atlantic

16

85

79

East North Central

15

55

50

West North Central

62

48

South Atlantic

43

76

69

East South Central

56

49

West South Central

26

75

67

Mountain

23

74

74

Pacific

43

74

72

1A health plan that provides long-term
(more than 1 year) custodial care, home care, or
nursing home care. The plan, although
sponsored by the employer, may be fully paid for
by the employee.

3Surveyed 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,
"Empl oyer Costs for Employee Compensation -
March 2013."

2A health plan that provides coverage to a
retiree beyond what is mandated by COBRA or
other health continuation laws. The plan,
although sponsored by the employer, may be
fully paid for by the employee.


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/glossary20122013.htm.