January 24, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Medical care benefits, March 2011

Medical care benefits: access and participation rates, by wage category, private industry workers, March 2011
Characteristic Access Participation

All workers

69% 51%

Wage percentile

   

Lowest 25 percent

36 21

Second 25 percent

74 53

Third 25 percent

85 66

Highest 25 percent

91 71

These data are featured in the TED article, Medical care benefits, March 2011.

 

Medical care benefits: share of premiums paid by employer and employee, by wage category, private industry workers, March 2011
Characteristic Employer share Employee share

Single coverage

   

All workers

80% 20%

Wage percentile

   

Lowest 25 percent

76 24

Second 25 percent

78 22

Third 25 percent

80 20

Highest 25 percent

82 18

Family coverage

   

All workers

69 31

Wage percentile

   

Lowest 25 percent

63 37

Second 25 percent

66 34

Third 25 percent

69 31

Highest 25 percent

73 27

These data are featured in the TED article, Medical care benefits, March 2011.

 

 

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