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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, March 2016
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Single coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies1 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other2
All workers
66
22
7
6
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
66
22
7
6
    Professional and related
67
21
7
5
        Teachers
68
20
7
5
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
69
17
9
5
Service
69
19
6
5
    Protective service
68
17
7
7
Sales and office
64
24
6
6
    Office and administrative support
64
25
5
7
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
65
21
9
4
Production, transportation, and material moving
62
23
11
4
Full time
66
22
7
6
Part time
71
20
6
3
Union
69
15
8
8
Nonunion
63
29
5
3
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Lowest 25 percent
66
24
6
4
        Lowest 10 percent
73
20
    Second 25 percent
66
23
6
5
    Third 25 percent
67
21
8
5
    Highest 25 percent
65
19
7
9
        Highest 10 percent
67
16
7
9
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
66
21
7
6
    Education and health services
66
24
6
4
        Educational services
67
22
7
4
            Elementary and secondary schools
68
19
9
4
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
64
32
        Health care and social assistance
56
34
5
5
            Hospitals
60
28
7
5
    Public administration
67
17
6
9
1 to 99 workers
61
25
    1 to 49 workers
57
27
    50 to 99 workers
66
24
100 workers or more
66
21
7
6
    100 to 499 workers
72
17
7
4
    500 workers or more
65
22
7
6
State government
63
31
1
5
Local government
68
17
9
6
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
63
18
9
10
    New England
86
7
    Middle Atlantic
52
24
10
14
South
65
27
    South Atlantic
59
36
    East South Central
67
4
    West South Central
74
12
Midwest
72
19
    East North Central
70
22
    West North Central
76
13
West
65
16
5
14
    Mountain
72
    Pacific
63
16
4
17
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 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.