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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 2015

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Varies1

Exists, but
amount
unknown

Other2

All workers

100

69

20

6

5

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

100

69

20

6

5

    Professional and related

100

70

20

5

5

        Teachers

100

71

19

6

4

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

73

16

7

4

Service

100

71

18

6

5

    Protective service

100

73

14

6

7

Sales and office

100

66

22

6

6

    Office and administrative support

100

66

22

6

6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

69

20

7

4

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

67

19

10

4

Full time

100

69

20

6

5

Part time

100

62

29

6

2

Union

100

70

15

9

7

Nonunion

100

69

25

3

3

Average wage within the following categories:3

         

    Lowest 25 percent

100

71

21

4

4

        Lowest 10 percent

100

78

17

    Second 25 percent

100

69

20

5

5

    Third 25 percent

100

70

19

8

4

    Highest 25 percent

100

67

20

6

7

        Highest 10 percent

100

67

19

7

7

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

100

69

20

6

5

    Education and health services

100

69

23

5

3

        Educational services

100

70

22

5

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

73

17

6

3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

64

35

        Health care and social assistance

100

64

26

6

5

            Hospitals

100

64

25

6

5

    Public administration

100

69

15

7

9

1 to 99 workers

100

64

19

    1 to 49 workers

100

61

22

    50 to 99 workers

100

68

16

100 workers or more

100

70

20

5

5

    100 to 499 workers

100

74

16

5

5

    500 workers or more

100

68

21

5

5

State government

100

63

30

Local government

100

72

15

7

6

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

100

62

21

9

8

    New England

100

89

    Middle Atlantic

100

48

29

11

12

South

100

73

22

    South Atlantic

100

69

28

    East South Central

100

74

    West South Central

100

81

7

Midwest

100

73

20

    East North Central

100

74

20

    West North Central

100

70

West

100

64

16

    Mountain

100

73

8

    Pacific

100

62

16

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
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.