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

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Family coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Varies1

Exists, but
unknown

Other2

All workers

100

72

17

6

4

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

100

72

17

6

4

    Professional and related

100

73

17

6

4

        Teachers

100

74

15

7

3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

76

13

8

4

Service

100

75

15

6

4

    Protective service

100

78

11

5

6

Sales and office

100

69

20

7

4

    Office and administrative support

100

69

20

7

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

71

17

8

4

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

72

15

9

4

Full time

100

73

17

7

4

Part time

100

68

24

6

2

Union

100

72

14

8

6

Nonunion

100

73

20

5

2

Average wage within the following categories3:

         

    Lowest 25 percent

100

75

17

6

2

        Lowest 10 percent

100

82

11

    Second 25 percent

100

73

18

6

4

    Third 25 percent

100

73

16

8

3

    Highest 25 percent

100

70

17

6

7

        Highest 10 percent

100

72

15

7

6

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

100

73

17

6

4

    Education and health services

100

73

19

6

3

        Educational services

100

74

18

6

2

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

76

14

8

3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

70

30

        Health care and social assistance

100

69

23

            Hospitals

100

74

5

    Public administration

100

72

14

7

7

1 to 99 workers

100

72

13

    1 to 49 workers

100

71

14

    50 to 99 workers

100

74

11

100 workers or more

100

72

18

6

4

    100 to 499 workers

100

74

15

7

5

    500 workers or more

100

72

19

6

4

State government

100

65

29

Local government

100

76

12

8

5

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

100

61

22

9

7

    New England

100

89

    Middle Atlantic

100

48

30

11

11

South

100

78

15

4

2

    South Atlantic

100

78

20

    East South Central

100

75

    West South Central

100

81

11

Midwest

100

75

16

7

2

    East North Central

100

76

18

4

2

    West North Central

100

73

West

100

66

18

8

9

    Mountain

100

80

13

    Pacific

100

60

19

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.