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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, private industry workers, March 2017
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Single coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies1 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other2
All workers
70
16
13
1
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
68
16
14
2
    Management, business, and financial
72
15
11
2
    Professional and related
65
16
Service
77
14
8
1
    Protective service
72
18
11
Sales and office
67
22
10
1
    Sales and related
60
30
10
1
    Office and administrative support
70
18
10
1
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
73
9
17
1
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
73
9
17
1
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
73
9
17
1
Production, transportation, and material moving
76
10
13
1
    Production
80
9
11
1
    Transportation and material moving
71
11
17
1
Full time
71
15
13
1
Part time
60
26
Union
73
9
16
2
Nonunion
70
16
12
1
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Lowest 25 percent
72
17
        Lowest 10 percent
82
12
    Second 25 percent
70
18
12
1
    Third 25 percent
72
14
13
1
    Highest 25 percent
69
15
14
2
        Highest 10 percent
69
17
12
1
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
76
10
13
1
    Construction
81
11
    Manufacturing
76
11
12
1
Service-providing industries
69
17
12
1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
63
22
        Wholesale trade
80
12
        Retail trade
50
38
        Transportation and warehousing
65
22
        Utilities
72
    Information
76
17
    Financial activities
62
25
12
2
        Finance and insurance
58
29
11
2
            Credit intermediation and related activities
61
30
            Insurance carriers and related activities
58
24
14
4
        Real estate and rental and leasing
76
    Professional and business services
76
11
        Professional and technical services
73
14
        Administrative and waste services
84
7
10
    Education and health services
69
15
        Educational services
75
18
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
66
27
        Health care and social assistance
68
15
    Leisure and hospitality
78
17
        Accommodation and food services
75
19
    Other services
73
1 to 99 workers
75
13
    1 to 49 workers
73
14
    50 to 99 workers
78
11
100 workers or more
67
19
13
1
    100 to 499 workers
71
17
11
1
    500 workers or more
62
21
15
2
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
71
16
12
2
    New England
77
13
9
1
    Middle Atlantic
69
17
South
72
16
    South Atlantic
70
16
    East South Central
83
10
    West South Central
69
18
13
[4]
Midwest
70
14
15
1
    East North Central
70
14
15
1
    West North Central
70
15
West
69
17
13
1
    Mountain
62
22
    Pacific
72
14
13
1
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.
4Less 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.