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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, State and local government workers, National Compensation Survey,
March 2014

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Varies1

Exists, but
unknown

Other2

All workers

100

70

20

5

5

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

100

69

20

5

5

    Professional and related

100

70

20

5

5

        Teachers

100

71

19

6

4

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

73

15

7

5

Service

100

73

18

5

4

    Protective service

100

76

13

5

6

Sales and office

100

69

22

4

5

    Office and administrative support

100

68

22

4

6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

70

19

7

4

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

69

18

Full time

100

70

19

5

5

Part time

100

63

28

Union

100

72

14

7

7

Nonunion

100

68

25

4

3

Average wage within the following categories3:

         

    Lowest 25 percent

100

71

22

4

3

        Lowest 10 percent

100

80

15

    Second 25 percent

100

72

19

4

5

    Third 25 percent

100

72

18

6

4

    Highest 25 percent

100

66

20

6

8

        Highest 10 percent

100

68

17

7

7

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

100

70

20

5

5

    Education and health services

100

69

23

5

3

        Educational services

100

70

22

5

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

73

16

7

4

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

64

36

        Health care and social assistance

100

62

28

4

5

            Hospitals

100

65

25

    Public administration

100

73

14

5

8

1 to 99 workers

100

65

20

    1 to 49 workers

100

59

22

    50 to 99 workers

100

72

17

100 workers or more

100

70

20

5

5

    100 to 499 workers

100

72

18

4

6

    500 workers or more

100

70

20

5

4

State government

100

65

32

Local government

100

72

14

8

6

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

100

60

23

10

8

    New England

100

87

    Middle Atlantic

100

47

31

11

11

South

100

74

20

    South Atlantic

100

72

25

    East South Central

100

71

    West South Central

100

82

8

Midwest

100

73

19

6

2

    East North Central

100

75

19

    West North Central

100

68

West

100

68

17

4

11

    Mountain

100

72

    Pacific

100

67

16

3

14

1Based on worker attributes. For example, employee contributions may vary based on earnings, length of service, or age.

2Includes contribution types not separately published such as composite rates, flexible benefits, and percent of earnings.

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: 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.