Employer premiums for medical care plans in State and local government
April 03, 2008
Employer premiums in state and local government averaged $394.48 per month for single coverage medical plans, and $783.59 per month for family coverage in September 2007.
Employer characteristics played a role in the amount of employer premiums. For single coverage medical plans, employer premiums for workers in junior colleges, colleges, and universities were $365.71 on average per month, compared with $410.66 in elementary and secondary schools. Premiums for hospital workers averaged $363.22 per month.
For family coverage medical plans, employer premiums were nearly the same--about $747--for workers in junior colleges, colleges, and universities and for workers in elementary and secondary schools. Employer premiums for family coverage medical plans for workers in hospitals were $797.07.
These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey. To learn more, see "National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in State and Local Governments in the United States, September 2007," (PDF) Summary 08-02, March 2008.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employer premiums for medical care plans in State and local government on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk5/art04.htm (visited October 27, 2016).
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