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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 2015

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Family coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Varies1

Exists, but
amount
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

16

7

3

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

75

14

8

3

Service

100

74

16

6

5

    Protective service

100

76

12

5

7

Sales and office

100

69

20

6

5

    Office and administrative support

100

69

20

6

5

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

72

17

7

4

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

70

17

10

3

Full time

100

72

17

6

4

Part time

100

68

25

6

2

Union

100

70

14

9

7

Nonunion

100

74

20

4

2

Average wage within the following categories:3

         

    Lowest 25 percent

100

74

17

5

3

        Lowest 10 percent

100

80

13

    Second 25 percent

100

72

18

6

4

    Third 25 percent

100

72

17

8

3

    Highest 25 percent

100

70

17

6

6

        Highest 10 percent

100

72

16

6

6

Establishment characteristics

         

Service-providing industries

100

72

17

6

4

    Education and health services

100

72

19

6

3

        Educational services

100

73

19

5

3

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

75

15

7

3

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

70

29

        Health care and social assistance

100

68

22

            Hospitals

100

73

19

    Public administration

100

71

14

7

8

1 to 99 workers

100

73

14

    1 to 49 workers

100

72

15

    50 to 99 workers

100

73

12

100 workers or more

100

72

18

6

4

    100 to 499 workers

100

76

13

6

4

    500 workers or more

100

71

19

5

5

State government

100

66

28

Local government

100

75

13

8

5

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

100

62

20

9

8

    New England

100

89

    Middle Atlantic

100

49

28

11

12

South

100

77

17

4

2

    South Atlantic

100

75

22

    East South Central

100

76

    West South Central

100

81

10

Midwest

100

75

17

6

2

    East North Central

100

75

19

5

2

    West North Central

100

75

West

100

66

17

7

9

    Mountain

100

79

13

    Pacific

100

62

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
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.