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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 2015

(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

88

79

90

87

73

83

57

49

85

38

32

84

86

72

83

Worker characteristics

                             

Management, professional, and related

89

80

89

89

74

82

57

49

85

37

31

83

88

72

82

    Professional and related

89

79

89

89

73

82

57

48

84

36

30

82

88

72

82

        Teachers

88

78

89

88

72

82

56

48

85

34

29

83

87

71

82

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

98

86

88

98

79

81

62

52

84

37

31

84

96

78

81

Service

82

74

90

82

69

85

53

45

85

37

30

82

80

67

84

    Protective service

89

82

92

89

78

88

60

52

86

42

35

83

87

76

87

Sales and office

88

80

91

88

74

84

60

52

87

42

36

87

86

73

85

    Office and administrative support

88

80

91

88

74

84

59

51

86

42

37

86

86

73

85

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

96

87

91

94

81

85

65

57

88

41

36

88

92

79

86

Production, transportation, and material moving

83

76

91

82

70

85

61

52

86

39

35

89

81

69

85

Full time

99

89

90

99

83

84

64

55

86

43

36

84

97

81

84

Part time

25

21

83

24

18

73

18

14

77

14

11

78

24

17

73

Union

95

87

91

95

80

84

75

65

87

56

48

86

92

78

84

Nonunion

81

71

88

81

67

83

42

35

83

23

18

80

80

66

83

Average wage within the following categories:3

                             

    Lowest 25 percent

70

61

87

70

56

80

36

30

83

21

17

78

68

55

81

        Lowest 10 percent

54

45

83

54

43

80

22

18

81

11

9

78

54

43

80

    Second 25 percent

92

83

91

91

78

85

62

53

86

41

35

86

89

76

85

    Third 25 percent

93

83

89

93

78

84

60

52

86

39

33

85

93

78

84

    Highest 25 percent

97

89

91

97

81

84

72

62

86

53

44

84

95

80

83

        Highest 10 percent

97

90

93

97

82

85

74

65

88

54

47

86

95

80

85

Establishment characteristics

                             

Service-providing industries

88

79

90

87

73

83

57

49

85

38

32

84

86

72

83

    Education and health services

88

78

89

88

72

81

55

47

85

34

28

83

87

71

81

        Educational services

88

78

89

88

72

81

55

46

85

34

28

83

87

70

81

            Elementary and secondary schools

89

77

87

88

70

80

54

45

83

34

28

83

87

69

79

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

86

80

93

86

75

87

55

49

89

33

27

82

86

75

87

        Health care and social assistance

88

78

89

88

72

81

57

48

85

35

29

82

87

71

82

            Hospitals

94

86

91

94

78

83

58

51

88

32

27

84

93

77

83

    Public administration

88

81

92

88

77

87

62

54

86

46

39

85

86

75

87

1 to 99 workers

75

66

88

75

63

83

42

37

87

31

26

84

73

62

84

    1 to 49 workers

66

58

88

66

56

84

32

28

88

20

16

80

65

55

85

    50 to 99 workers

89

78

88

89

73

82

57

50

87

46

40

87

86

72

84

100 workers or more

89

80

90

89

74

83

59

51

85

39

33

84

88

73

83

    100 to 499 workers

86

77

90

85

72

84

54

47

87

32

29

90

83

70

84

    500 workers or more

91

81

90

91

75

83

61

52

85

42

34

82

89

74

83

State government

93

86

92

93

81

87

60

53

88

42

35

85

92

80

87

Local government

86

76

89

85

70

82

56

48

85

37

31

83

84

69

82

Geographic areas

                             

Northeast

88

81

92

87

76

87

67

60

88

47

42

88

85

74

87

    New England

86

77

89

86

72

84

57

48

85

20

16

80

82

67

82

    Middle Atlantic

88

83

94

88

78

88

71

64

89

58

52

89

86

77

89

South

91

79

87

90

74

82

37

29

78

20

14

71

90

74

82

    South Atlantic

90

77

86

89

70

78

48

38

80

30

20

66

88

69

79

    East South Central

93

85

92

93

83

90

28

18

65

8

7

85

92

83

90

    West South Central

91

78

85

91

75

83

24

20

84

13

11

85

91

75

83

Midwest

82

72

88

82

66

80

62

53

86

34

28

84

78

63

81

    East North Central

80

71

88

80

64

80

66

56

84

47

40

85

79

63

80

    West North Central

86

75

88

86

70

81

56

49

88

12

9

79

77

64

83

West

88

83

95

88

75

85

79

70

89

66

58

87

88

74

84

    Mountain

87

80

92

87

73

84

71

65

91

87

73

84

    Pacific

88

84

96

88

75

86

82

72

88

78

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
wage data for March 2015.


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/glossary20142015.htm.