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 2018
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Single coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies1 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other2
All workers
61
26
7
6
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
60
28
7
5
    Professional and related
61
28
7
5
        Teachers
63
26
7
4
            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers
64
24
8
5
Service
65
23
6
7
    Protective service
67
19
4
10
Sales and office
58
27
8
7
    Office and administrative support
58
27
8
7
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
71
19
7
3
Production, transportation, and material moving
60
20
16
4
Full time
62
26
7
6
Part time
51
28
13
8
Union
65
17
7
10
Nonunion
58
34
7
2
Average wage within the following categories:3
       
    Lowest 25 percent
59
30
8
3
        Lowest 10 percent
62
31
6
1
    Second 25 percent
63
25
7
6
    Third 25 percent
63
27
6
4
    Highest 25 percent
61
23
8
9
        Highest 10 percent
59
23
8
10
Establishment characteristics
       
Service-providing industries
61
26
7
6
    Education and health services
60
30
6
4
        Educational services
61
28
7
4
            Elementary and secondary schools
64
23
8
5
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
53
40
        Health care and social assistance
52
41
            Hospitals
48
47
5
    Public administration
63
21
7
9
1 to 99 workers
60
23
10
7
    1 to 49 workers
68
17
9
6
    50 to 99 workers
54
28
11
7
100 workers or more
62
27
6
5
    100 to 499 workers
63
26
7
5
    500 workers or more
61
27
6
6
State government
51
39
4
7
Local government
66
20
9
5
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
65
19
8
8
    New England
77
10
    Middle Atlantic
59
23
6
11
South
57
36
    South Atlantic
45
48
    East South Central
53
44
    West South Central
83
9
Midwest
72
21
5
2
    East North Central
73
20
4
2
    West North Central
69
25
West
57
17
10
17
    Mountain
68
21
8
3
    Pacific
51
15
11
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 2018.

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.