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The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of compensation cost trends, the incidence of benefits, and detailed benefit provisions. This bulletin presents estimates of the detailed provisions of employer-provided health and retirement plans in private industry in 2013. Under the NCS program, information on the incidence and provision of benefits is published in stages. On July 25, 2014 the NCS released selected data for civilian, state and local government, and private industry workers, on the incidence (access to and participation in) of major employee benefits (retirement, medical care, life insurance, and paid leave) as well as on employer and employee shares of contributions to medical care premiums and their average amounts. More data for civilian, private industry, and state and local government workers for March 2014 will be issued in late September 2014.

For more information on these data and recent and historical NCS benefits data, call the information line at (202) 691–6199, use the contact EBS link to send email, or visit the benefits home page at Information is made available to sensory-impaired individuals upon request (Voice phone: (202) 691–5200; Federal Relay Service: 1 (800) 877–8339). Data requests also may be sent to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Compensation Data Analysis and Planning, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Room 4175, Washington, DC 20212. Material in this publication is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission.


Last Modified Date: August 8, 2014