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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, civilian workers,1 March 2016
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Single coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies2 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other3
All workers
70
16
13
2
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
69
15
13
2
    Management, business, and financial
73
13
12
2
    Professional and related
67
17
14
3
        Teachers
71
19
7
4
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
71
16
8
4
        Registered nurses
61
16
21
2
Service
71
17
9
2
    Protective service
67
17
10
6
Sales and office
67
21
11
2
    Sales and related
60
28
11
1
    Office and administrative support
70
17
11
2
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
72
11
15
2
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
70
15
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
73
11
15
1
Production, transportation, and material moving
74
10
14
1
    Production
77
11
12
[4]
    Transportation and material moving
71
10
18
2
Full time
70
15
13
2
Part time
60
24
14
2
Union
72
10
12
6
Nonunion
69
17
13
1
Average wage within the following categories:5
       
    Lowest 25 percent
71
21
8
1
        Lowest 10 percent
78
15
    Second 25 percent
69
18
12
1
    Third 25 percent
71
14
13
2
    Highest 25 percent
69
14
14
3
        Highest 10 percent
70
13
14
3
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
74
11
14
1
Service-providing industries
69
17
12
2
    Education and health services
69
18
11
2
        Educational services
69
21
7
3
            Elementary and secondary schools
70
18
8
4
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
68
27
        Health care and social assistance
68
16
14
1
            Hospitals
60
21
17
2
    Public administration
67
17
6
9
1 to 99 workers
74
12
13
1
    1 to 49 workers
73
12
14
1
    50 to 99 workers
77
11
11
1
100 workers or more
67
18
12
2
    100 to 499 workers
70
16
13
1
    500 workers or more
65
20
12
3
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
71
14
11
3
    New England
79
10
10
2
    Middle Atlantic
69
16
12
4
South
71
18
11
1
    South Atlantic
69
20
    East South Central
76
18
    West South Central
71
15
Midwest
70
14
15
1
    East North Central
70
15
14
1
    West North Central
71
16
West
66
16
14
4
    Mountain
63
20
15
2
    Pacific
68
14
14
5
1Includes workers in the private nonfarm economy except those in private households, and workers in the public
sector, except the federal government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2Based on worker attributes. For example, employee contributions may vary based on earnings, length of service,
or age.
3Includes contribution types not separately published such as composite rates, flexible benefits, and percent of
earnings.
4Less than 0.5.
5Surveyed 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 2016.

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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.