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Health-related benefits: Access

Table 42. Health-related benefits: Access, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2011

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Long-term
care
insurance1

Retiree health care
benefits2

Under age
65

Age 65 and
over

All workers

28

70

64

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

30

74

68

    Professional and related

30

74

67

        Teachers

27

73

67

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

22

74

66

Service

24

64

58

    Protective service

26

71

63

Sales and office

29

68

63

    Office and administrative support

30

70

65

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

27

67

59

Production, transportation, and material moving

16

67

61

Full time

30

74

68

Part time

14

48

46

Union

26

77

71

Nonunion

29

65

59

Average wage within the following categories:3

     

    Lowest 25 percent

21

57

52

        Lowest 10 percent

17

45

41

    Second 25 percent

31

72

67

    Third 25 percent

32

77

71

    Highest 25 percent

29

77

70

        Highest 10 percent

32

78

72

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

28

70

64

    Education and health services

31

72

66

        Educational services

30

73

67

            Elementary and secondary schools

22

73

66

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

56

74

71

        Health care and social assistance

35

69

59

            Hospitals

36

68

56

    Public administration

25

72

67

1 to 99 workers

16

45

37

    1 to 49 workers

14

42

36

    50 to 99 workers

19

50

39

100 workers or more

30

74

69

    100 to 499 workers

17

62

55

    500 workers or more

34

78

73

State government

46

84

81

Local government

22

66

59

Geographic areas

     

Middle Atlantic

16

85

80

East North Central

16

55

49

West North Central

57

43

South Atlantic

44

76

69

East South Central

59

52

West South Central

21

73

66

Mountain

24

71

72

Pacific

42

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.

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.

3The 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: 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.