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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, private industry 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

72

13

13

1

Worker characteristics

         

Management, professional, and related

100

74

12

12

2

    Management, business, and financial

100

76

11

12

1

    Professional and related

100

73

13

12

2

Service

100

77

10

11

1

    Protective service

100

67

10

Sales and office

100

66

20

12

1

    Sales and related

100

58

27

14

1

    Office and administrative support

100

71

17

11

1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

75

11

12

2

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

100

70

13

12

4

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

100

78

9

12

1

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

74

9

16

1

    Production

100

76

8

15

1

    Transportation and material moving

100

71

9

18

2

Full time

100

73

13

13

1

Part time

100

62

21

14

2

Union

100

74

6

15

4

Nonunion

100

72

14

12

1

Average wage within the following categories:3

         

    Lowest 25 percent

100

70

18

12

1

        Lowest 10 percent

100

73

17

    Second 25 percent

100

71

16

12

1

    Third 25 percent

100

73

12

14

2

    Highest 25 percent

100

75

11

12

2

        Highest 10 percent

100

75

12

12

1

Establishment characteristics

         

Goods-producing industries

100

75

10

14

1

    Construction

100

77

7

11

4

    Manufacturing

100

75

10

14

1

Service-providing industries

100

72

15

12

1

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

100

64

20

16

1

        Wholesale trade

100

79

13

        Retail trade

100

52

33

        Transportation and warehousing

100

67

22

        Utilities

100

81

    Information

100

78

11

    Financial activities

100

69

19

10

2

        Finance and insurance

100

67

21

10

3

            Credit intermediation and related activities

100

69

19

            Insurance carriers and related activities

100

65

19

12

4

        Real estate and rental and leasing

100

82

    Professional and business services

100

77

11

        Professional and technical services

100

84

8

        Administrative and waste services

100

70

15

15

    Education and health services

100

75

11

11

2

        Educational services

100

80

12

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

74

19

6

1

        Health care and social assistance

100

74

11

12

2

    Leisure and hospitality

100

76

14

        Accommodation and food services

100

72

17

    Other services

100

73

15

1 to 99 workers

100

77

10

13

1

    1 to 49 workers

100

76

10

13

1

    50 to 99 workers

100

78

9

11

2

100 workers or more

100

69

16

13

2

    100 to 499 workers

100

72

15

12

1

    500 workers or more

100

66

18

14

2

Geographic areas

         

Northeast

100

75

12

11

2

    New England

100

77

11

    Middle Atlantic

100

74

13

11

2

South

100

74

15

10

1

    South Atlantic

100

77

14

8

1

    East South Central

100

80

11

    West South Central

100

67

18

15

[4]

Midwest

100

70

12

17

1

    East North Central

100

70

13

16

1

    West North Central

100

70

18

West

100

70

14

13

2

    Mountain

100

67

17

14

2

    Pacific

100

71

13

13

3

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.

4Less than 0.5.


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.