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Employee Benefits Survey
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Health-related benefits: Access

Table 42. Health-related benefits: Access, State and local
government workers, March 2017
(All workers = 100 percent)
Characteristics Long-term
care
insurance1
Retiree healthcare
benefits2
Under age
65
Age 65 and
over
All workers
28
68
63
Worker characteristics
     
Management, professional, and related
31
70
65
    Professional and related
30
69
63
        Teachers
28
69
61
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
26
69
61
Service
24
62
57
    Protective service
27
70
68
Sales and office
28
70
67
    Office and administrative support
28
70
68
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
24
62
62
Production, transportation, and material moving
23
62
58
Full time
31
74
69
Part time
13
33
29
Union
26
72
67
Nonunion
30
64
60
Average wage within the following categories:3
     
    Lowest 25 percent
21
56
51
        Lowest 10 percent
18
47
42
    Second 25 percent
30
70
66
    Third 25 percent
34
74
71
    Highest 25 percent
29
72
67
        Highest 10 percent
29
72
68
Establishment characteristics
     
Service-providing industries
28
68
63
    Education and health services
30
68
61
        Educational services
30
68
61
            Elementary and secondary schools
24
65
57
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
50
80
76
        Health care and social assistance
32
68
61
            Hospitals
35
66
61
    Public administration
28
72
71
1 to 99 workers
23
59
55
    1 to 49 workers
25
55
53
    50 to 99 workers
21
64
58
100 workers or more
30
70
66
    100 to 499 workers
21
62
57
    500 workers or more
35
75
70
State government
48
87
87
Local government
22
62
56
Geographic areas
     
Northeast
21
75
73
    New England
13
70
72
    Middle Atlantic
23
77
73
South
35
74
70
    South Atlantic
38
75
72
    East South Central
35
68
58
    West South Central
29
77
72
Midwest
20
61
54
    East North Central
18
59
53
    West North Central
24
65
57
West
33
57
53
    Mountain
28
45
43
    Pacific
35
63
57
1A health plan that provides long-term (more than 1 year) custodial care, home care, or nursing
home care. The plan, although sponsored by the employer, may be fully paid for by the employee.
2A health plan that provides coverage to a retiree beyond what is mandated by COBRA or other
health continuation laws. The plan, although sponsored by the employer, may be fully paid for by the
employee.
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: 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.