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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 2018
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Single coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies2 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other3
All workers
71
18
10
2
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
70
19
10
2
    Management, business, and financial
74
17
8
2
    Professional and related
68
20
11
2
        Teachers
66
23
6
4
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
68
21
7
4
        Registered nurses
60
22
16
1
Service
76
16
6
2
    Protective service
73
15
4
7
Sales and office
65
25
9
1
    Sales and related
58
32
9
1
    Office and administrative support
68
22
9
1
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
75
10
13
1
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
79
8
11
2
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
73
15
Production, transportation, and material moving
74
13
12
1
    Production
80
12
7
1
    Transportation and material moving
68
13
18
1
Full time
71
18
10
2
Part time
72
18
9
2
Union
71
12
12
6
Nonunion
71
19
9
1
Average wage within the following categories:4
       
    Lowest 25 percent
78
15
6
1
        Lowest 10 percent
85
10
    Second 25 percent
69
21
9
1
    Third 25 percent
71
17
10
1
    Highest 25 percent
69
18
11
3
        Highest 10 percent
69
18
10
3
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
78
12
10
1
Service-providing industries
69
19
10
2
    Education and health services
69
22
8
2
        Educational services
66
25
6
3
            Elementary and secondary schools
68
21
7
4
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
60
35
        Health care and social assistance
71
19
9
1
            Hospitals
59
28
    Public administration
63
21
7
9
1 to 99 workers
73
15
10
1
    1 to 49 workers
73
16
10
1
    50 to 99 workers
74
14
11
2
100 workers or more
69
20
9
2
    100 to 499 workers
75
16
8
1
    500 workers or more
63
23
11
2
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
72
17
9
2
    New England
78
12
10
1
    Middle Atlantic
70
19
9
2
South
71
21
8
[5]
    South Atlantic
69
23
7
1
    East South Central
71
20
    West South Central
73
17
10
[5]
Midwest
72
16
11
1
    East North Central
73
15
11
1
    West North Central
70
17
11
2
West
69
17
11
3
    Mountain
65
23
    Pacific
70
14
11
4
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 2018.
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/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.