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Healthcare benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates

Table 9. Health care benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates,1 State and local government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2014

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Health care2

Medical care

Dental care

Vision care

Outpatient prescription drug
coverage

Access

Participation

Take-up
rate

Access

Participation

Take-up
rate

Access

Participation

Take-up
rate

Access

Participation

Take-up
rate

Access

Participation

Take-up
rate

All workers

87

78

89

87

73

83

57

49

86

38

32

83

85

71

83

Worker characteristics

                             

Management, professional, and related

89

79

89

89

74

83

57

49

86

38

31

82

88

73

83

    Professional and related

89

79

89

89

73

82

57

49

85

37

30

81

88

72

82

        Teachers

88

79

89

88

73

82

56

48

85

35

28

82

87

72

82

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

98

86

88

98

80

82

62

53

85

38

31

82

96

78

81

Service

81

73

90

81

69

85

52

45

87

36

30

83

79

66

84

    Protective service

89

82

92

89

78

88

59

52

88

41

34

83

86

75

87

Sales and office

87

79

90

87

73

84

59

51

87

41

36

86

86

72

85

    Office and administrative support

88

79

90

88

74

84

58

51

87

42

36

86

86

73

85

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

95

87

91

95

82

86

66

57

86

42

37

87

93

80

86

Production, transportation, and material moving

82

73

89

81

66

82

59

50

85

39

33

85

79

65

81

Full time

99

89

90

99

83

84

64

56

87

43

36

84

97

81

84

Part time

24

20

81

24

17

74

18

14

77

14

10

74

23

17

74

Union

95

87

91

95

80

84

75

66

88

56

48

86

92

77

84

Nonunion

81

70

87

81

67

83

42

35

84

24

19

79

80

66

83

Average wage within the following categories3:

                             

    Lowest 25 percent

68

58

86

68

55

80

35

29

83

21

16

79

66

53

81

        Lowest 10 percent

54

43

81

53

42

78

22

17

79

11

9

76

53

41

78

    Second 25 percent

92

84

91

92

78

86

62

54

87

42

35

85

89

76

85

    Third 25 percent

94

83

89

94

78

84

60

52

86

40

33

83

93

78

84

    Highest 25 percent

97

88

91

97

81

83

71

62

87

51

43

84

95

80

83

        Highest 10 percent

97

90

93

97

82

84

74

65

87

55

47

85

95

81

85

Establishment characteristics

                             

Service-providing industries

87

78

89

87

73

83

57

49

86

38

32

83

85

71

83

    Education and health services

88

77

88

88

71

81

54

46

85

34

28

81

86

70

81

        Educational services

88

77

88

88

71

81

54

46

85

34

28

80

86

70

81

            Elementary and secondary schools

89

77

87

88

70

80

54

46

84

35

28

80

87

69

80

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

84

78

92

84

73

87

53

47

89

33

27

82

84

73

86

        Health care and social assistance

89

77

87

88

71

81

55

48

86

35

29

85

87

71

82

            Hospitals

94

86

91

94

78

82

58

51

87

33

29

87

93

78

83

    Public administration

88

82

92

88

77

88

62

55

88

45

39

87

86

75

87

1 to 99 workers

74

66

88

74

63

85

42

37

89

30

26

86

71

61

85

    1 to 49 workers

65

57

87

65

54

84

34

30

90

22

18

84

62

52

83

    50 to 99 workers

87

78

90

87

75

86

53

47

89

41

36

87

84

74

87

100 workers or more

89

80

90

89

74

83

59

51

86

39

33

83

87

73

83

    100 to 499 workers

86

76

89

86

71

83

53

47

88

31

28

90

84

69

83

    500 workers or more

90

81

90

90

75

83

61

52

85

42

34

81

89

74

83

State government

92

85

92

92

81

88

59

54

90

41

36

87

91

80

88

Local government

85

76

88

85

70

82

56

47

85

37

30

82

84

68

82

Geographic areas

                             

Northeast

87

80

92

86

75

87

66

59

89

47

42

88

84

73

87

    New England

86

77

89

86

70

82

57

50

87

20

16

79

82

66

81

    Middle Atlantic

87

81

93

86

76

88

69

62

90

57

51

89

85

75

89

South

90

78

86

90

75

83

37

29

80

21

15

71

90

75

83

    South Atlantic

89

77

86

89

73

82

48

39

82

32

21

65

88

72

82

    East South Central

92

83

90

92

81

87

28

18

65

8

7

89

92

81

87

    West South Central

91

76

84

91

74

82

24

20

86

13

11

91

91

74

82

Midwest

82

72

88

82

65

80

62

53

85

33

27

83

78

63

80

    East North Central

80

70

88

80

63

80

66

55

83

46

38

83

79

63

80

    West North Central

85

74

87

85

68

80

54

49

89

11

9

78

76

62

81

West

88

83

95

87

74

85

79

71

90

66

58

88

87

73

84

    Mountain

86

79

92

86

72

84

71

65

91

85

71

83

    Pacific

88

84

96

88

75

86

82

73

89

77

68

88

88

74

84

1The take-up rate is an estimate of the percentage of workers with access to a plan who participate in the plan, rounded for presentation. See Technical Note for more details.

2Health care is a collective term for the following benefits: medical, dental, and vision care benefits; and outpatient prescription drug coverage. If workers have access to or participate in at least one of these benefits, they are considered as having access to or
participating in health care.

3Surveyed 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: 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.