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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 2018
(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)
Characteristics Single coverage
Flat dollar
amount
Varies1 Exists, but
amount
unknown
Other2
All workers
73
16
10
1
Worker characteristics
       
Management, professional, and related
73
16
11
1
    Management, business, and financial
75
16
8
1
    Professional and related
71
16
12
1
Service
80
14
    Protective service
87
7
Sales and office
66
24
9
1
    Sales and related
58
32
9
1
    Office and administrative support
70
21
9
[3]
Natural resources, construction, and maintenance
76
10
14
1
    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry
79
8
11
2
    Installation, maintenance, and repair
73
15
Production, transportation, and material moving
75
13
12
[3]
    Production
80
12
7
1
    Transportation and material moving
69
18
Full time
73
16
10
1
Part time
74
16
Union
76
7
16
2
Nonunion
72
17
10
1
Average wage within the following categories:4
       
    Lowest 25 percent
81
13
5
1
        Lowest 10 percent
84
11
    Second 25 percent
70
20
10
[3]
    Third 25 percent
74
15
11
[3]
    Highest 25 percent
71
16
12
1
        Highest 10 percent
71
17
11
1
Establishment characteristics
       
Goods-producing industries
78
12
10
1
    Construction
81
7
11
1
    Manufacturing
78
13
9
1
Service-providing industries
71
18
10
1
    Trade, transportation, and utilities
61
23
15
1
        Wholesale trade
77
13
        Retail trade
51
39
        Transportation and warehousing
58
26
        Utilities
76
5
    Information
80
14
    Financial activities
62
28
9
1
        Finance and insurance
57
32
9
1
            Credit intermediation and related activities
59
35
            Insurance carriers and related activities
58
26
13
3
        Real estate and rental and leasing
86
6
    Professional and business services
80
12
        Professional and technical services
78
15
        Administrative and waste services
91
6
    Education and health services
74
17
        Educational services
81
16
            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities
72
27
        Health care and social assistance
73
17
    Leisure and hospitality
79
14
        Accommodation and food services
79
15
    Other services
78
14
1 to 99 workers
75
15
10
1
    1 to 49 workers
73
16
10
[3]
    50 to 99 workers
77
11
100 workers or more
71
18
10
1
    100 to 499 workers
77
15
8
1
    500 workers or more
64
22
13
1
Geographic areas
       
Northeast
73
17
9
1
    New England
78
12
    Middle Atlantic
71
19
9
1
South
74
17
9
1
    South Atlantic
75
17
    East South Central
76
13
    West South Central
72
18
Midwest
72
15
12
1
    East North Central
73
14
    West North Central
70
16
12
2
West
71
17
12
1
    Mountain
65
23
    Pacific
74
14
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.
3Less than 0.5.
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.

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.