Health care plans in 2003
September 30, 2003
The proportion of employees covered by employer-sponsored medical care plans in private industry has fallen gradually over the last decade. In March 2003, 45 percent of employees had elected medical care coverage, down from 63 percent in 1992-3.
The large majority of employees covered by medical care plans were in plans requiring employee contributions. Employee contributions to medical care premiums averaged $228.98 per month for family coverage and $60.24 for single coverage.
Smaller proportions of employees participated in dental care and vision care coverage than medical care coverage. About a third had dental coverage and about a fifth had vision care coverage.
Related TED Article:
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Health care plans in 2003 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2003/sept/wk5/art02.htm (visited January 31, 2015).
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