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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, private industry 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

72

14

13

1

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

100

73

13

12

2

    Management, business, and financial

100

75

12

13

1

    Professional and related

100

72

14

12

2

Service

100

75

10

13

1

    Protective service

100

75

9

Sales and office

100

65

21

12

1

    Sales and related

100

58

28

14

1

    Office and administrative support

100

69

18

12

1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

76

8

14

2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

75

10

11

3

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

77

7

15

1

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

76

15

    Production

100

78

9

13

[3]

    Transportation and material moving

100

74

18

Full time

100

73

13

13

1

Part time

100

64

22

13

2

Union

100

76

6

16

3

Nonunion

100

72

14

13

1

Average wage within the following categories4:

         

    Lowest 25 percent

100

67

18

    Second 25 percent

100

70

16

12

1

    Third 25 percent

100

74

11

14

1

    Highest 25 percent

100

74

12

13

2

        Highest 10 percent

100

72

12

14

1

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

100

76

10

14

1

    Construction

100

77

10

10

3

    Manufacturing

100

77

10

13

[3]

Service-providing industries

100

71

15

13

1

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

100

65

18

16

1

        Wholesale trade

100

75

17

        Retail trade

100

54

32

        Transportation and warehousing

100

73

21

        Utilities

100

90

7

    Information

100

78

12

    Financial activities

100

69

20

10

1

        Finance and insurance

100

68

21

9

2

            Credit intermediation and related activities

100

72

19

            Insurance carriers and related activities

100

65

20

        Real estate and rental and leasing

100

75

    Professional and business services

100

74

16

        Professional and technical services

100

83

9

        Administrative and waste services

100

60

    Education and health services

100

74

13

9

3

        Educational services

100

76

12

9

3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

71

18

8

3

        Health care and social assistance

100

74

14

9

3

    Leisure and hospitality

100

79

8

        Accommodation and food services

100

76

8

    Other services

100

70

16

1 to 99 workers

100

76

9

13

1

    1 to 49 workers

100

75

9

15

1

    50 to 99 workers

100

80

10

100 workers or more

100

69

16

13

1

    100 to 499 workers

100

71

16

12

1

    500 workers or more

100

67

17

13

2

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

100

75

13

10

2

    New England

100

82

9

    Middle Atlantic

100

72

15

11

2

South

100

74

14

11

1

    South Atlantic

100

75

15

9

1

    East South Central

100

78

11

    West South Central

100

70

16

14

[3]

Midwest

100

70

12

17

1

    East North Central

100

72

13

14

1

    West North Central

100

64

25

West

100

69

15

14

2

    Mountain

100

66

17

    Pacific

100

71

14

13

3

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.

3Less than 0.5.

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.