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

Table 12. Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employee participation by type of
contribution, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Varies2

Exists, but
unknown

Other3

All workers

100

72

15

12

2

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

100

72

15

10

3

    Management, business, and financial

100

74

13

12

2

    Professional and related

100

72

16

10

3

        Teachers

100

73

17

7

4

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

74

13

8

5

        Registered nurses

100

66

19

11

4

Service

100

75

12

11

2

    Protective service

100

76

12

8

4

Sales and office

100

66

21

12

2

    Sales and related

100

58

27

14

1

    Office and administrative support

100

69

18

11

2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

76

10

13

2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

74

12

11

3

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

76

8

14

1

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

76

8

15

1

    Production

100

78

9

13

[4]

    Transportation and material moving

100

74

18

Full time

100

72

14

12

2

Part time

100

64

22

12

2

Union

100

74

10

11

5

Nonunion

100

71

16

12

1

Average wage within the following categories5:

         

    Lowest 25 percent

100

69

18

13

1

        Lowest 10 percent

100

75

13

    Second 25 percent

100

70

17

11

1

    Third 25 percent

100

74

13

12

2

    Highest 25 percent

100

72

13

12

3

        Highest 10 percent

100

71

14

13

2

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

100

75

10

13

1

Service-providing industries

100

71

16

11

2

    Education and health services

100

72

17

8

3

        Educational services

100

71

20

6

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

75

15

7

4

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

66

29

3

2

        Health care and social assistance

100

73

15

9

3

            Hospitals

100

60

23

12

4

    Public administration

100

73

14

5

8

1 to 99 workers

100

76

10

13

1

    1 to 49 workers

100

74

10

15

1

    50 to 99 workers

100

79

9

9

2

100 workers or more

100

70

17

11

2

    100 to 499 workers

100

71

16

11

1

    500 workers or more

100

68

18

11

3

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

100

72

14

10

3

    New England

100

83

9

    Middle Atlantic

100

68

17

11

4

South

100

74

15

10

1

    South Atlantic

100

75

17

8

1

    East South Central

100

76

14

    West South Central

100

72

14

Midwest

100

70

13

16

1

    East North Central

100

73

14

12

1

    West North Central

100

65

23

West

100

69

15

12

4

    Mountain

100

67

16

16

1

    Pacific

100

70

14

11

5

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.

2Based on worker attributes. For example, employee contributions may vary based on earnings, length of service, or age.

3Includes contribution types not separately published such as composite rates, flexible benefits, and percent of earnings.

4Less than 0.5.

5Surveyed occupations are classified into wage categories based on the average wage for the occupation, which may include
workers with earnings both above and below the threshold.  The categories were formed using percentile estimates generated using
ECEC data for March 2014.


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/glossary20132014.htm.