Table 1. Medical care benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates

Table 1. Medical care benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates, March 2018 [All workers = 100 percent]
Characteristics Civilian(1) Private industry State and local government
Access Participation Take-up rate(2) Access Participation Take-up rate(2) Access Participation Take-up rate(2)

All workers

72 52 73 69 50 72 89 70 79

Worker characteristics

Management, professional, and related occupations

89 68 77 87 66 76 92 72 78

Management, business, and financial occupations

95 72 76 95 72 75 - - -

Professional and related occupations

86 66 77 83 63 76 91 71 78

Teachers

84 65 77 - - - 92 71 77

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

94 71 76 - - - 99 75 76

Registered nurses

88 65 74 - - - - - -

Service occupations

47 31 66 42 26 62 81 64 79

Protective service occupations

75 55 74 57 35 62 89 71 80

Sales and office occupations

68 48 70 66 45 69 89 74 84

Sales and related occupations

54 35 65 54 35 65 - - -

Office and administrative support occupations

76 55 73 74 53 71 90 75 84

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

75 59 78 73 57 78 95 75 79

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

69 56 81 67 55 82 - - -

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

80 61 76 78 59 76 - - -

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

77 56 73 77 56 73 84 67 79

Production occupations

81 61 75 81 61 75 - - -

Transportation and material moving occupations

73 51 70 73 51 70 - - -

Full time

88 65 74 86 63 73 99 79 80

Part time

21 12 56 21 11 54 27 19 70

Union

95 75 80 94 77 81 95 74 78

Nonunion

68 49 72 66 47 71 84 68 81

Average wage within the following categories:(3)

Lowest 25 percent

38 23 60 35 20 58 72 57 79

Lowest 10 percent

25 13 50 24 12 49 60 47 78

Second 25 percent

76 55 72 72 51 70 93 75 80

Third 25 percent

87 66 76 86 64 75 97 78 80

Highest 25 percent

93 73 78 92 72 78 95 74 77

Highest 10 percent

93 74 79 93 74 79 93 75 80

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

85 67 79 85 67 79 - - -

Service-providing industries

69 50 72 66 46 70 89 70 79

Education and health services

79 58 74 73 52 71 90 70 78

Educational services

86 66 77 74 55 74 90 70 77

Elementary and secondary schools

88 66 75 - - - 90 68 76

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

90 72 80 90 69 76 90 74 82

Health care and social assistance

74 53 71 73 51 70 91 75 83

Hospitals

91 65 72 - - - 90 75 83

Public administration

90 74 82 - - - 90 74 82

1 to 99 workers

57 41 71 55 39 70 85 68 80

1 to 49 workers

52 37 71 51 36 71 82 66 80

50 to 99 workers

71 50 71 69 48 69 89 70 79

100 workers or more

86 64 74 85 62 73 90 71 79

100 to 499 workers

83 60 72 83 59 71 86 67 78

500 workers or more

89 69 77 88 68 76 92 73 80

Geographic areas

Northeast

72 53 74 70 51 73 87 68 78

New England

73 53 72 70 51 72 88 64 72

Middle Atlantic

72 54 74 70 51 73 87 70 80

South

72 52 72 68 48 70 93 75 82

South Atlantic

70 51 73 67 48 71 91 73 81

East South Central

73 52 71 70 47 68 92 78 85

West South Central

74 53 72 71 49 69 96 77 80

Midwest

70 50 71 67 47 70 85 64 76

East North Central

69 50 72 67 47 71 84 66 78

West North Central

71 49 70 68 47 70 88 62 71

West

73 56 76 71 53 75 88 70 79

Mountain

74 54 73 72 52 72 86 64 74

Pacific

73 56 78 70 54 77 89 72 81

Footnotes
(1) Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See Technical Note for further explanation.
(2) The take-up rate is calculated from the unrounded percentage of workers with access to a plan and who participate in the plan.
(3) 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 2018."

NOTE: 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/glossary20162017.htm.
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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Last Modified Date: July 20, 2018