Health-related benefits: Access

Table 42. Health-related benefits: Access, civilian workers,1
National Compensation Survey, March 2012

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Long-term
care
insurance2

Retiree healthcare
benefits3

Under age
65

Age 65 and
over

All workers

17

24

22

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

29

38

35

    Management, business, and financial

33

36

33

    Professional and related

27

39

36

        Teachers

26

63

57

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

20

68

59

        Registered nurses

26

24

19

Service

9

14

12

    Protective service

17

47

41

Sales and office

17

22

20

    Sales and related

12

16

15

    Office and administrative support

20

25

23

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

12

19

18

    Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and
     forestry

7

17

16

    Installation, maintenance, and repair

17

21

19

Production, transportation, and material moving

11

18

15

    Production

10

17

14

    Transportation and material moving

11

19

16

Full time

20

28

26

Part time

8

12

11

Union

22

58

51

Nonunion

17

18

17

Average wage within the following categories:4

     

    Lowest 25 percent

6

8

8

        Lowest 10 percent

5

5

5

    Second 25 percent

13

20

18

    Third 25 percent

19

27

25

    Highest 25 percent

32

42

39

        Highest 10 percent

36

45

42

Establishment characteristics

     

Goods-producing industries

13

20

18

Service-providing industries

18

25

23

    Education and health services

22

35

31

        Educational services

29

62

57

            Elementary and secondary schools

21

67

61

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

52

62

60

        Healthcare and social assistance

17

14

12

            Hospitals

30

30

22

    Public administration

26

73

69

1 to 99 workers

8

8

7

    1 to 49 workers

7

6

6

    50 to 99 workers

11

12

11

100 workers or more

26

39

36

    100 to 499 workers

18

24

23

    500 workers or more

35

54

49

Geographic areas

     

New England

15

23

24

Middle Atlantic

16

26

24

East North Central

15

24

22

West North Central

15

23

19

South Atlantic

22

24

21

East South Central

22

29

24

West South Central

17

26

23

Mountain

16

20

21

Pacific

18

22

22

1Includes workers in the private nonfarm
economy except those in private households,
and workers in the public sector, except the
federal government. See Technical Note for
further explanation.

4The categories are based on the average
wage for each occupation surveyed, which may
include workers with earnings both above and
below the threshold. The average wages are
based on the estimates published in the
"National Compensation Survey: Occupational
Earnings in the United States, 2010." See
Te chnical Note for more details.

2A health plan that provides long-term
(more than 1 year) custodial care, home care, or
nursing home care. The plan, although
sponsored by the employer, may be fully paid for
by the employee.


NOTE: For definitions of major plans, key
provisions, and related terms, see the "Glossary
of Employee Benefit Terms" at
www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/glossary20112012.htm.

3A health plan that provides coverage to a
retiree beyond what is mandated by COBRA or
other health continuation laws. The plan,
although sponsored by the employer, may be
fully paid for by the employee.