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Health-related benefits: Access

Table 42. Health-related benefits: Access, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2015

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Long-term
care
insurance1

Retiree health care
benefits2

Under age
65

Age 65 and
over

All workers

29

71

66

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

31

74

68

    Professional and related

31

74

68

        Teachers

27

73

66

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

22

74

65

Service

26

66

60

    Protective service

26

74

66

Sales and office

29

70

65

    Office and administrative support

30

72

66

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

27

65

60

Production, transportation, and material moving

16

68

62

Full time

31

75

69

Part time

15

49

47

Union

27

78

72

Nonunion

30

65

60

Average wage within the following categories:3

     

    Lowest 25 percent

21

59

54

        Lowest 10 percent

19

46

42

    Second 25 percent

32

74

69

    Third 25 percent

34

76

71

    Highest 25 percent

30

77

70

        Highest 10 percent

34

80

76

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

29

71

65

    Education and health services

32

73

66

        Educational services

31

73

67

            Elementary and secondary schools

22

72

66

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

57

75

72

        Health care and social assistance

39

72

61

            Hospitals

41

74

62

    Public administration

27

73

69

1 to 99 workers

16

45

39

    1 to 49 workers

12

41

36

    50 to 99 workers

22

51

44

100 workers or more

31

75

69

    100 to 499 workers

18

65

57

    500 workers or more

35

79

73

State government

47

86

84

Local government

22

66

59

Geographic areas

     

Northeast

15

83

78

    New England

10

74

    Middle Atlantic

17

85

79

South

37

72

65

    South Atlantic

44

76

70

    East South Central

55

49

    West South Central

26

76

68

Midwest

17

58

50

    East North Central

14

56

51

    West North Central

62

48

West

38

75

73

    Mountain

24

74

73

    Pacific

43

75

73

1A health plan that provides long-term (more than 1 year) custodial care, home care, or nursing
home care. The plan, although sponsored by the employer, may be fully paid for by the employee.

2A health plan that provides coverage to a retiree beyond what is mandated by COBRA or other
health continuation laws. The plan, although sponsored by the employer, may be fully paid for by the
employee.

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.