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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, March 2016
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Single coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies1 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other2
All workers
71
15
14
1
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
70
13
16
1
    Management, business, and financial
75
12
13
1
    Professional and related
67
14
18
1
Service
72
16
10
1
    Protective service
60
24
Sales and office
67
20
11
1
    Sales and related
60
28
11
1
    Office and administrative support
71
16
12
1
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
73
16
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
71
17
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
74
10
15
[3]
Production, transportation, and material moving
75
10
15
1
    Production
78
11
12
[3]
    Transportation and material moving
72
9
18
1
Full time
71
14
14
1
Part time
59
25
14
2
Union
76
6
15
3
Nonunion
70
16
14
1
Average wage within the following categories:4
       
    Lowest 25 percent
70
22
8
1
        Lowest 10 percent
80
13
    Second 25 percent
70
17
12
1
    Third 25 percent
72
12
15
1
    Highest 25 percent
70
12
16
2
        Highest 10 percent
71
12
16
1
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
75
11
14
1
    Construction
80
10
    Manufacturing
74
12
13
1
Service-providing industries
69
16
14
1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
63
21
        Wholesale trade
80
7
13
        Retail trade
53
36
        Transportation and warehousing
64
25
        Utilities
67
24
    Information
81
12
    Financial activities
69
17
12
2
        Finance and insurance
66
20
12
3
            Credit intermediation and related activities
70
20
9
1
            Insurance carriers and related activities
59
20
15
6
        Real estate and rental and leasing
81
    Professional and business services
74
15
        Professional and technical services
73
18
        Administrative and waste services
77
13
    Education and health services
71
14
14
1
        Educational services
77
16
6
1
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
74
19
6
1
        Health care and social assistance
70
15
    Leisure and hospitality
68
23
        Accommodation and food services
64
29
    Other services
70
1 to 99 workers
75
11
13
1
    1 to 49 workers
73
12
14
1
    50 to 99 workers
77
11
100 workers or more
68
17
14
1
    100 to 499 workers
70
15
14
1
    500 workers or more
64
19
15
2
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
73
13
12
2
    New England
77
11
10
2
    Middle Atlantic
72
14
12
2
South
72
15
12
[3]
    South Atlantic
72
16
    East South Central
79
13
    West South Central
70
14
15
[3]
Midwest
70
13
16
1
    East North Central
70
14
15
1
    West North Central
70
18
West
66
16
16
1
    Mountain
62
21
    Pacific
69
14
16
1
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.
3Less than 0.5.
4Surveyed 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.