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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, civilian workers,1 March 2017
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Single coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies2 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other3
All workers
69
17
12
2
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
66
19
12
3
    Management, business, and financial
71
17
10
2
    Professional and related
64
20
13
3
        Teachers
65
25
7
3
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
67
23
6
4
        Registered nurses
60
21
17
2
Service
74
16
8
2
    Protective service
69
19
4
8
Sales and office
66
23
10
2
    Sales and related
60
30
10
1
    Office and administrative support
68
20
10
2
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
73
10
16
1
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
74
9
15
1
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
72
11
17
1
Production, transportation, and material moving
75
10
13
1
    Production
80
9
10
1
    Transportation and material moving
70
12
17
2
Full time
69
17
12
2
Part time
59
26
11
4
Union
70
13
12
6
Nonunion
69
18
12
1
Average wage within the following categories:4
       
    Lowest 25 percent
72
18
        Lowest 10 percent
82
12
    Second 25 percent
68
19
12
1
    Third 25 percent
70
16
12
2
    Highest 25 percent
67
17
12
3
        Highest 10 percent
68
18
11
3
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
76
10
13
1
Service-providing industries
67
19
11
2
    Education and health services
65
21
10
3
        Educational services
64
27
6
3
            Elementary and secondary schools
67
22
7
4
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
57
36
6
1
        Health care and social assistance
67
17
            Hospitals
57
25
15
2
    Public administration
64
21
7
9
1 to 99 workers
73
13
12
2
    1 to 49 workers
73
12
13
2
    50 to 99 workers
75
14
10
1
100 workers or more
66
21
11
2
    100 to 499 workers
70
18
11
2
    500 workers or more
62
23
12
3
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
69
17
11
3
    New England
77
13
9
1
    Middle Atlantic
67
18
12
3
South
69
20
    South Atlantic
65
23
    East South Central
75
19
    West South Central
71
16
12
[5]
Midwest
70
15
14
1
    East North Central
71
14
14
1
    West North Central
70
16
14
1
West
67
16
13
4
    Mountain
64
21
    Pacific
68
14
13
5
1Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
2Based on worker attributes. For example, employee contributions may vary based on earnings, length of service,
or age.
3Includes contribution types not separately published such as composite rates, flexible benefits, and percent of
earnings.
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.
5Less than 0.5.

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/glossary20162017.htm.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.