Life insurance plans: Employee contribution requirement Standard Errors

Table 17. Standard errors for life insurance plans: Employee
contribution requirement, private industry workers,  National
Compensation Survey, March 2009

Characteristics

Employee
contribution not
required

Employee
contribution
required

All workers

0.4

0.4

Worker characteristics

   

Management, professional, and related

0.4

0.4

    Management, business, and financial

0.5

0.5

    Professional and related

0.5

0.5

Service

1.6

1.6

Sales and office

0.6

0.6

    Sales and related

0.8

0.8

    Office and administrative support

0.6

0.6

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

1.0

1.0

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

1.9

1.9

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

1.0

1.0

Production, transportation, and material moving

0.6

0.6

    Production

0.9

0.9

    Transportation and material moving

0.7

0.7

Full time

0.4

0.4

Part time

0.7

0.7

Union

0.8

0.8

Nonunion

0.4

0.4

Wage percentiles:1

   

    Lowest 25 percent

1.4

1.4

    Second 25 percent

0.4

0.4

    Third 25 percent

0.4

0.4

    Highest 25 percent

0.4

0.4

    Highest 10 percent

0.5

0.5

Establishment characteristics

   

Goods-producing industries

0.7

0.7

    Construction

1.8

1.8

    Manufacturing

0.7

0.7

Service-providing industries

0.5

0.5

    Trade, transportation, and utilities

0.5

0.5

        Wholesale trade

1.2

1.2

        Retail trade

0.8

0.8

        Transportation and warehousing

0.6

0.6

        Utilities

1.9

1.9

    Information

1.0

1.0

    Financial activities

0.7

0.7

        Finance and insurance

0.6

0.6

            Credit intermediation and related activities

0.8

0.8

            Insurance carriers and related activities

1.2

1.2

    Professional and business services

1.0

1.0

        Professional and technical services

0.8

0.8

        Administrative and waste services

2.8

2.8

    Education and health services

0.7

0.7

        Educational services

1.2

1.2

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

0.6

0.6

        Health care and social assistance

0.8

0.8

    Other services

1.4

1.4

1 to 99 workers

0.6

0.6

    1 to 49 workers

0.7

0.7

    50 to 99 workers

0.9

0.9

100 workers or more

0.5

0.5

    100 to 499 workers

0.6

0.6

    500 workers or more

1.1

1.1

Geographic areas

   

New England

1.6

1.6

Middle Atlantic

0.2

0.2

East North Central

0.7

0.7

West North Central

0.7

0.7

South Atlantic

0.8

0.8

East South Central

2.4

2.4

West South Central

0.8

0.8

Mountain

2.4

2.4

Pacific

0.7

0.7

Footnotes:

1The percentile groupings are based on the average wage for each occupation surveyed, which
may include workers both above and below the threshold. The percentile values are based on the
estimates published in the "National Compensation Survey: Occupational Earnings in the United
States, 2008." See Technical Note for more details.

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/glossary20082009.htm.