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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, State and local government workers, March 2017
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Single coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies1 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other2
All workers
62
26
7
6
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
61
27
6
5
    Professional and related
61
28
6
5
        Teachers
62
27
7
4
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
65
25
7
4
Service
66
22
5
7
    Protective service
68
19
3
10
Sales and office
57
28
7
7
    Office and administrative support
58
28
7
8
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
71
18
8
3
Production, transportation, and material moving
60
22
15
4
Full time
62
26
6
6
Part time
53
25
12
10
Union
66
16
8
10
Nonunion
58
34
6
2
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Lowest 25 percent
60
30
6
4
        Lowest 10 percent
62
32
    Second 25 percent
63
25
6
6
    Third 25 percent
62
27
6
5
    Highest 25 percent
62
22
7
8
        Highest 10 percent
61
24
7
9
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
62
26
7
6
    Education and health services
60
30
6
4
        Educational services
61
29
6
4
            Elementary and secondary schools
65
24
7
4
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
51
41
        Health care and social assistance
54
38
            Hospitals
55
40
    Public administration
64
21
7
9
1 to 99 workers
62
23
9
6
    1 to 49 workers
66
10
    50 to 99 workers
58
28
9
5
100 workers or more
62
27
6
6
    100 to 499 workers
63
26
6
6
    500 workers or more
61
27
6
6
State government
51
38
4
7
Local government
67
20
8
5
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
64
20
7
9
    New England
80
10
    Middle Atlantic
57
24
6
13
South
56
38
    South Atlantic
45
49
6
    East South Central
49
51
    West South Central
83
9
Midwest
73
20
5
2
    East North Central
74
18
5
2
    West North Central
69
23
West
61
13
10
17
    Mountain
75
18
    Pacific
54
11
13
23
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 2017.

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.