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Health-related benefits: Access

Table 42. Health-related benefits: Access, State and local
government workers, March 2016
(All workers = 100 percent)
Characteristics Long-term
care
insurance1
Retiree healthcare
benefits2
Under age
65
Age 65 and
over
All workers
28
72
66
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
30
75
69
    Professional and related
30
74
68
        Teachers
27
73
66
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
22
75
66
Service
25
66
61
    Protective service
26
73
66
Sales and office
28
71
66
    Office and administrative support
28
73
68
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
26
64
60
Production, transportation, and material moving
15
69
63
Full time
30
75
69
Part time
13
49
48
Union
26
78
72
Nonunion
29
66
61
Average wage within the following categories:3
     
    Lowest 25 percent
20
59
54
        Lowest 10 percent
19
48
44
    Second 25 percent
31
75
70
    Third 25 percent
32
76
71
    Highest 25 percent
29
78
70
        Highest 10 percent
32
80
76
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
28
71
66
    Education and health services
31
73
67
        Educational services
30
73
67
            Elementary and secondary schools
22
73
66
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
57
75
71
        Health care and social assistance
36
73
62
            Hospitals
34
71
60
    Public administration
25
73
68
1 to 99 workers
16
47
42
    1 to 49 workers
14
43
41
    50 to 99 workers
18
52
45
100 workers or more
30
75
69
    100 to 499 workers
15
64
57
    500 workers or more
34
79
73
See footnotes at end of table.
Table 42. Health-related benefits: Access, State and local
government workers, March 2016—continued
(All workers = 100 percent)
Characteristics Long-term
care
insurance1
Retiree healthcare
benefits2
Under age
65
Age 65 and
over
State government
44
85
84
Local government
22
67
60
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
15
83
77
    New England
11
78
74
    Middle Atlantic
17
84
78
South
36
71
65
    South Atlantic
42
75
70
    East South Central
55
49
    West South Central
23
76
68
Midwest
16
59
51
    East North Central
13
57
53
    West North Central
62
48
West
37
76
73
    Mountain
24
74
73
    Pacific
42
76
74
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 2016.

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/glossary20152016.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.