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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, civilian workers,1 National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Varies2

Exists, but
amount
unknown

Other3

All workers

100

72

15

12

2

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

100

73

14

10

2

    Management, business, and financial

100

75

12

11

2

    Professional and related

100

72

15

10

3

        Teachers

100

73

17

7

3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

75

14

7

4

        Registered nurses

100

67

16

14

3

Service

100

75

13

10

2

    Protective service

100

71

13

10

5

Sales and office

100

66

20

12

2

    Sales and related

100

58

27

14

1

    Office and administrative support

100

70

17

11

2

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

74

12

11

2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

70

14

11

4

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

77

10

12

1

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

74

9

16

1

    Production

100

76

8

15

1

    Transportation and material moving

100

71

10

18

2

Full time

100

72

14

11

2

Part time

100

62

22

14

2

Union

100

72

10

12

6

Nonunion

100

72

15

11

1

Average wage within the following categories:4

         

    Lowest 25 percent

100

71

17

11

1

        Lowest 10 percent

100

74

16

    Second 25 percent

100

70

16

12

2

    Third 25 percent

100

72

13

12

2

    Highest 25 percent

100

73

13

11

3

        Highest 10 percent

100

74

13

11

2

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

100

74

10

14

1

Service-providing industries

100

71

16

11

2

    Education and health services

100

73

16

9

3

        Educational services

100

72

20

5

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

75

16

6

3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

68

29

3

1

        Health care and social assistance

100

73

12

12

3

            Hospitals

100

62

20

14

4

    Public administration

100

69

15

7

9

1 to 99 workers

100

76

10

13

1

    1 to 49 workers

100

76

10

13

1

    50 to 99 workers

100

77

9

11

2

100 workers or more

100

69

17

11

2

    100 to 499 workers

100

72

15

11

2

    500 workers or more

100

67

19

11

3

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

100

73

14

11

3

    New England

100

80

10

    Middle Atlantic

100

70

16

11

4

South

100

74

16

9

1

    South Atlantic

100

75

17

7

1

    East South Central

100

78

15

    West South Central

100

69

16

Midwest

100

71

13

15

1

    East North Central

100

71

14

15

1

    West North Central

100

70

16

West

100

69

15

13

4

    Mountain

100

68

17

13

2

    Pacific

100

69

14

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
wage data for March 2015.


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/glossary20142015.htm .