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February 29, 2012 (The Editor’s Desk is updated each business day.)

Employer-provided health care benefits

Percent of employees with access to medical care benefits, and employer share of premium for family coverage, selected occupations, 2011
Occupational group Percent with access (offered a plan) Percent participating (currently covered) Employer share of premium for family coverage

Management, professional, and related occupations

87% 66% 71%

Service occupations

42 27 63

These data are featured in the TED article, Employer-provided health care benefits.