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Employee Benefits Survey
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Table 2. Medical care benefits: Selected plan characteristics, private industry workers, 2017
(All workers participating in medical care plans = 100 percent)
Characteristics Plan network Allow nonemergency services outside network Use a primary care physician
Yes No Not determinable Yes No Not determinable Yes No Not determinable

Worker characteristics

All workers

98 2 - 77 23 - 22 77 1

Management, professional, and related

98 - - 73 27 - 25 74 1

Management, business, and financial

98 - - 74 26 - 26 72 2

Professional and related

98 - - 72 28 - 24 75 (1)

Service: Protective service

93 - - 81 - - - - -

Sales and office

98 - - 80 20 - 17 82 1

Sales and related

100 - - 88 12 - 13 85 2

Office and administrative support

97 - - 76 24 - 18 81 1

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance: Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry

98 - - 76 24 - 26 73 (1)

Production, transportation, and material moving

99 - - 84 16 - 18 81 1

Production

99 - - 80 20 - 21 77 1

Transportation and material moving

99 - - 87 13 - 15 84 1

Full time

98 2 - 78 22 - 22 77 1

Part time

91 - - 75 25 - 19 80 (1)

Union

99 1 - 84 16 - 21 79 (1)

Nonunion

98 2 - 76 24 - 22 77 1

Average wage within the following categories(2):

Second 25 percent

98 2 - 79 21 - 23 76 1

Third 25 percent

99 1 - 78 22 - 20 78 1

Highest 25 percent

98 - - 75 25 - 23 75 1

Highest 10 percent

97 - - 73 27 - 25 74 1

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

97 - - 79 21 - 20 79 1

Construction

96 - - 77 23 - 20 80 (1)

Manufacturing

98 - - 80 20 - 21 77 2

Service-providing industries

98 - - 77 23 - 23 76 1

Trade, transportation, and utilities

99 - - 87 13 - 13 85 2

Retail trade

99 - - 89 11 - 11 89 1

Transportation and warehousing

100 - - 89 11 - 14 86 -

Information

97 3 - 85 15 - 13 86 1

Financial activities

99 - - 81 19 - 18 79 3

Finance and insurance

99 - - 84 16 - 15 82 3

Credit intermediation and related activities

99 - - 85 15 - 11 87 2

Insurance carriers and related activities

99 - - 81 19 - 16 82 2

Education and health services

97 - - 66 34 - 30 70 (1)

Educational services

97 - - 66 34 - 31 69 (1)

Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

99 - - 72 28 - 31 69 (1)

100 workers or more

98 - - 80 20 - 20 78 1

100 to 499 workers

99 - - 82 18 - 21 78 2

500 workers or more

96 - - 78 22 - 20 79 1

Geographic areas

Northeast

99 - - 70 30 - 27 72 1

New England

98 - - 58 42 - 33 64 2

Middle Atlantic

99 - - 74 26 - 25 75 (1)

South

96 - - 82 18 - 18 82 (1)

West South Central

91 - - 79 21 - 13 87 (1)

Midwest

99 - - 87 13 - 12 86 2

East North Central

99 - - 87 13 - 11 86 3

West

98 2 - 68 32 - 34 65 1

Mountain

96 - - 78 22 - 21 77 2

Pacific

99 - - 64 36 - 39 61 1

Footnotes:
(1) Less than 0.5.
(2) Surveyed 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 data from the National Compensation Survey publication, "Employer Costs for Employee Compensation - March 2017."

Note: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. Dashes indicate that no data were reported or that data do 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: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

 

Last Modified Date: May 15, 2018