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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, March 2016
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Family coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies1 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other2
All workers
70
19
7
5
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
70
19
6
5
    Professional and related
70
19
6
4
        Teachers
71
18
7
4
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
73
15
9
4
Service
72
16
6
5
    Protective service
71
15
6
7
Sales and office
67
22
5
6
    Office and administrative support
67
22
5
6
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
69
17
9
4
Production, transportation, and material moving
65
20
11
4
Full time
69
19
7
5
Part time
76
17
5
2
Union
71
14
8
7
Nonunion
69
23
5
3
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Lowest 25 percent
71
19
6
3
        Lowest 10 percent
77
15
    Second 25 percent
70
20
6
4
    Third 25 percent
69
18
8
5
    Highest 25 percent
68
18
6
8
        Highest 10 percent
70
15
6
8
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
70
18
7
5
    Education and health services
70
20
6
3
        Educational services
71
19
7
3
            Elementary and secondary schools
72
16
9
3
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
67
30
        Health care and social assistance
63
28
            Hospitals
67
22
    Public administration
69
16
6
9
1 to 99 workers
72
17
    1 to 49 workers
71
17
    50 to 99 workers
74
6
100 workers or more
69
19
6
5
    100 to 499 workers
73
15
7
4
    500 workers or more
68
20
6
6
State government
64
30
1
5
Local government
72
14
9
5
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
63
18
9
10
    New England
87
7
    Middle Atlantic
52
23
10
14
South
69
22
    South Atlantic
66
29
    East South Central
68
3
    West South Central
76
14
Midwest
75
16
7
2
    East North Central
72
20
6
1
    West North Central
78
11
West
70
15
4
11
    Mountain
80
6
    Pacific
66
16
3
15
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.