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

Table 14. Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employee participation by type of
contribution, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Family coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Varies2

Exists, but
unknown

Other3

All workers

100

72

14

12

2

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

100

73

14

11

2

    Management, business, and financial

100

74

12

12

2

    Professional and related

100

73

15

10

3

        Teachers

100

75

14

8

3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

77

11

8

4

        Registered nurses

100

66

17

13

4

Service

100

76

11

11

2

    Protective service

100

77

11

7

5

Sales and office

100

65

20

13

2

    Sales and related

100

57

27

15

1

    Office and administrative support

100

69

17

12

2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

75

9

14

2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

74

12

12

3

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

75

8

15

1

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

74

9

16

1

    Production

100

74

14

    Transportation and material moving

100

74

18

Full time

100

72

14

12

2

Part time

100

66

21

12

1

Union

100

73

11

12

5

Nonunion

100

72

15

12

1

Average wage within the following categories4:

         

    Lowest 25 percent

100

70

16

14

1

        Lowest 10 percent

100

74

14

    Second 25 percent

100

69

17

13

1

    Third 25 percent

100

74

12

12

2

    Highest 25 percent

100

73

13

12

3

        Highest 10 percent

100

72

13

12

2

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

100

73

11

14

1

Service-providing industries

100

71

15

12

2

    Education and health services

100

74

15

8

3

        Educational services

100

74

17

7

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

77

13

8

3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

70

25

3

1

        Health care and social assistance

100

73

14

10

3

            Hospitals

100

62

21

12

5

    Public administration

100

72

14

7

7

1 to 99 workers

100

75

9

15

1

    1 to 49 workers

100

74

9

16

1

    50 to 99 workers

100

79

9

11

2

100 workers or more

100

70

17

11

2

    100 to 499 workers

100

72

15

12

2

    500 workers or more

100

68

18

10

3

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

100

73

14

10

3

    New England

100

84

7

8

1

    Middle Atlantic

100

69

17

11

4

South

100

74

14

11

1

    South Atlantic

100

74

15

9

1

    East South Central

100

77

13

    West South Central

100

73

12

14

1

Midwest

100

70

13

16

1

    East North Central

100

73

14

12

1

    West North Central

100

64

24

West

100

69

15

13

4

    Mountain

100

69

14

16

1

    Pacific

100

68

15

12

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.

4Surveyed 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.