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

Table 13. Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution, civilian workers,1
National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(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

75

1

12

1

[5]

10

[5]

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

100

74

1

13

2

1

9

[5]

    Management, business, and financial

100

76

12

2

1

9

    Professional and related

100

73

1

14

1

1

10

[5]

        Teachers

100

75

14

2

1

6

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

76

1

12

2

7

        Registered nurses

100

71

16

1

1

11

Service

100

75

1

10

1

1

12

[5]

    Protective service

100

72

14

2

1

10

Sales and office

100

71

[5]

17

1

[5]

10

[5]

    Sales and related

100

66

22

12

[5]

    Office and administrative support

100

73

[5]

15

1

[5]

10

[5]

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

80

8

[5]

10

1

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

80

8

1

9

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

81

8

11

1

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

81

1

7

[5]

10

    Production

100

80

7

[5]

11

    Transportation and material moving

100

82

7

[5]

[5]

10

Full time

100

75

1

12

1

1

10

[5]

Part time

100

72

[5]

18

1

8

Union

100

74

1

11

2

2

10

1

Nonunion

100

75

[5]

13

1

[5]

10

[5]

Average wage within the following categories:6

               

    Lowest 25 percent

100

75

14

11

        Lowest 10 percent

100

81

8

10

    Second 25 percent

100

73

[5]

15

1

[5]

11

[5]

    Third 25 percent

100

78

1

10

1

1

9

[5]

    Highest 25 percent

100

74

1

12

2

1

11

1

        Highest 10 percent

100

74

1

11

2

1

11

1

Establishment characteristics

               

Goods-producing industries

100

80

7

[5]

11

[5]

Service-providing industries

100

74

[5]

14

1

1

10

[5]

    Education and health services

100

73

[5]

15

1

1

9

[5]

        Educational services

100

74

16

2

1

6

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

75

13

2

1

7

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

72

22

1

1

3

        Health care and social assistance

100

73

14

1

1

11

            Hospitals

100

70

17

1

1

11

    Public administration

100

71

18

5

3

3

1 to 99 workers

100

79

9

1

11

[5]

    1 to 49 workers

100

78

9

1

11

[5]

    50 to 99 workers

100

80

9

[5]

9

100 workers or more

100

73

1

14

1

1

10

[5]

    100 to 499 workers

100

75

1

12

1

[5]

10

[5]

    500 workers or more

100

71

16

2

1

10

Geographic areas

               

New England

100

79

10

11

Middle Atlantic

100

76

8

[5]

3

11

East North Central

100

73

[5]

15

[5]

11

West North Central

100

75

13

10

South Atlantic

100

76

12

10

[5]

East South Central

100

76

15

8

West South Central

100

75

13

2

10

Mountain

100

73

12

1

14

Pacific

100

73

1

13

3

10

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, health care 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 percent.

6The categories are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which may include workers with earnings both above and below the threshold. The average
wages are based on the estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United States, 2010." See Technical Note for more details.


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/glossary20102011.htm.