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Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution

Table 14. Medical care benefits, family coverage: Employee participation by
type of contribution, State and local government workers, March 2017
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Family coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies1 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other2
All workers
66
23
6
5
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
64
24
6
5
    Professional and related
65
24
6
4
        Teachers
66
23
7
3
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
68
21
7
4
Service
71
18
5
6
    Protective service
72
16
3
8
Sales and office
62
25
7
7
    Office and administrative support
62
24
7
7
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
74
17
6
4
Production, transportation, and material moving
62
20
12
6
Full time
66
23
6
5
Part time
57
22
Union
66
16
8
10
Nonunion
65
28
5
2
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Lowest 25 percent
67
24
6
3
        Lowest 10 percent
70
25
    Second 25 percent
66
23
6
6
    Third 25 percent
66
24
6
4
    Highest 25 percent
64
20
8
8
        Highest 10 percent
64
21
8
8
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
65
23
6
5
    Education and health services
64
26
6
4
        Educational services
65
24
7
4
            Elementary and secondary schools
69
21
7
4
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
57
34
6
2
        Health care and social assistance
59
34
            Hospitals
60
35
    Public administration
67
19
6
8
1 to 99 workers
63
22
10
5
    1 to 49 workers
66
18
11
6
    50 to 99 workers
61
26
9
4
100 workers or more
66
23
5
5
    100 to 499 workers
68
22
5
5
    500 workers or more
66
23
6
6
State government
54
36
3
7
Local government
71
17
8
4
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
64
19
7
9
    New England
80
10
    Middle Atlantic
58
23
6
13
South
65
30
    South Atlantic
51
43
5
    East South Central
57
42
    West South Central
89
6
Midwest
75
17
5
2
    East North Central
76
16
    West North Central
73
19
West
59
14
11
16
    Mountain
76
15
    Pacific
52
13
14
21
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.