Healthcare benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates

Table 9. Healthcare benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates,1 civilian workers,2 March 2017
(All workers = 100 percent)
Characteristics Healthcare3 Medical care Dental care Vision care Outpatient prescription drug
coverage
Access Participation Take-up
rate
Access Participation Take-up
rate
Access Participation Take-up
rate
Access Participation Take-up
rate
Access Participation Take-up
rate
All workers
71
58
82
70
52
74
44
35
79
25
20
80
69
51
74
Worker characteristics
                             
Management, professional, and related
88
75
86
88
67
76
60
48
81
34
28
81
86
66
76
    Management, business, and financial
95
82
86
95
73
77
66
53
80
38
30
80
94
72
77
    Professional and related
85
73
86
85
64
76
58
47
81
33
27
82
84
63
76
        Teachers
84
73
87
84
63
75
53
43
81
30
24
81
81
62
76
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
95
82
86
95
70
74
58
47
82
33
27
82
91
68
75
        Registered nurses
86
72
83
86
63
73
62
48
78
33
26
80
85
62
73
Service
44
32
73
44
29
66
25
18
72
14
11
76
42
28
67
    Protective service
68
57
84
68
51
75
46
37
80
31
25
81
65
51
78
Sales and office
68
55
80
68
49
72
40
31
78
21
17
80
67
48
72
    Sales and related
55
41
75
54
37
69
27
20
73
15
12
81
53
37
69
    Office and administrative support
77
63
82
76
55
73
48
38
79
25
20
80
75
55
73
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
74
62
84
74
59
79
40
32
81
25
21
83
73
58
79
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
68
58
86
67
56
83
32
28
88
22
20
92
66
55
82
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
81
66
82
81
62
77
47
36
77
28
22
76
79
60
77
Production, transportation, and material moving
76
61
81
75
56
74
46
36
79
27
21
79
74
55
74
    Production
82
68
83
81
62
76
49
39
80
26
21
79
80
61
76
    Transportation and material moving
70
55
78
69
50
72
43
33
79
28
22
78
69
49
72
Full time
88
73
83
88
65
75
55
43
80
31
25
81
86
64
75
Part time
20
14
68
19
12
61
12
8
67
6
5
71
19
12
61
Union
95
85
90
94
76
81
73
63
86
54
47
86
93
76
81
Nonunion
67
53
80
67
48
72
39
30
77
20
16
77
65
47
72
Average wage within the following categories:4
                             
    Lowest 25 percent
37
25
68
37
23
63
18
12
68
9
6
70
35
22
64
        Lowest 10 percent
24
15
62
24
14
57
10
6
63
7
4
62
23
13
58
    Second 25 percent
75
59
79
75
53
72
42
33
78
23
19
79
73
53
72
    Third 25 percent
87
73
84
87
67
77
55
45
80
32
26
82
85
65
77
    Highest 25 percent
94
82
88
93
73
78
68
55
82
41
33
82
92
72
78
        Highest 10 percent
94
83
89
94
73
78
71
57
81
43
36
83
93
72
78
Establishment characteristics
                             
Goods-producing industries
85
73
86
85
67
80
52
44
83
32
27
84
84
66
80
Service-providing industries
68
55
81
68
49
72
42
33
78
24
19
79
67
49
73
    Education and health services
79
66
83
79
58
73
52
41
79
27
22
82
77
56
73
        Educational services
86
75
87
86
66
77
55
45
81
32
25
80
85
65
77
            Elementary and secondary schools
88
75
86
88
66
75
53
43
81
32
26
82
87
65
75
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
90
80
89
90
72
80
62
50
80
33
25
77
89
71
80
        Health care and social assistance
75
59
79
75
52
70
50
39
77
24
20
83
72
50
70
            Hospitals
91
80
87
91
68
75
69
54
78
34
29
84
91
69
76
    Public administration
90
82
91
90
75
83
60
53
88
42
38
88
89
74
84
1 to 99 workers
57
44
77
57
41
71
30
23
75
17
13
76
55
40
72
    1 to 49 workers
53
40
76
53
37
71
26
19
76
15
11
76
51
36
71
    50 to 99 workers
70
55
79
70
50
72
44
32
74
25
19
77
67
49
72
100 workers or more
84
71
84
84
63
75
57
46
81
33
27
82
83
63
75
    100 to 499 workers
80
66
82
79
58
74
51
40
80
28
23
81
78
58
74
    500 workers or more
90
78
87
90
69
77
66
54
82
39
32
83
89
69
77
Geographic areas
                             
Northeast
71
59
83
71
52
74
49
39
81
26
22
82
70
51
74
    New England
70
57
81
70
49
70
46
37
79
13
10
79
68
48
70
    Middle Atlantic
72
60
84
71
53
75
49
40
81
31
26
83
70
53
75
South
72
57
80
71
52
74
37
28
75
20
15
76
69
51
74
    South Atlantic
71
57
80
70
51
73
41
31
77
22
17
76
68
50
74
    East South Central
74
59
80
74
56
75
32
25
76
16
13
79
73
55
75
    West South Central
72
57
80
71
53
74
34
25
72
17
13
76
70
52
74
Midwest
71
56
79
71
50
70
44
35
78
24
19
78
69
49
70
    East North Central
71
55
78
70
49
70
44
34
78
26
20
79
69
49
70
    West North Central
71
57
81
71
50
71
46
36
79
20
15
75
70
49
71
West
69
59
86
69
54
78
50
41
82
34
28
84
68
53
78
    Mountain
69
58
84
68
52
76
44
37
83
25
21
82
67
52
77
    Pacific
69
60
86
69
54
79
53
43
81
38
32
84
69
54
78
1The take-up rate is an estimate of the percentage of workers with access to a plan who participate in the plan, rounded for presentation.
2Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
3Healthcare is a collective term for the following benefits: medical, dental, and vision care benefits; and outpatient prescription drug coverage. If workers have access to or participate in at least one of these benefits, they are considered as having access to or
participating in healthcare.
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 2017.

Note: For definitions of major plans, key provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary of Employee Benefit Terms" at www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.