Health-related benefits: Access

Table 42. Health-related benefits: Access, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2012

(All workers = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Long-term
care
insurance1

Retiree healthcare
benefits2

Under age
65

Age 65 and
over

All workers

28

71

65

Worker characteristics

     

Management, professional, and related

30

74

68

    Professional and related

29

74

68

        Teachers

26

73

66

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

21

74

65

Service

24

65

59

    Protective service

26

73

66

Sales and office

28

69

64

    Office and administrative support

29

71

66

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

28

66

57

Production, transportation, and material moving

16

68

62

Full time

30

75

68

Part time

14

48

46

Union

26

78

71

Nonunion

29

65

60

Average wage within the following categories:3

     

    Lowest 25 percent

19

57

52

        Lowest 10 percent

17

45

40

    Second 25 percent

32

74

69

    Third 25 percent

32

76

70

    Highest 25 percent

29

77

69

        Highest 10 percent

30

78

73

Establishment characteristics

     

Service-providing industries

28

71

65

    Education and health services

30

72

66

        Educational services

30

73

67

            Elementary and secondary schools

22

72

66

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

56

74

71

        Healthcare and social assistance

34

70

58

            Hospitals

36

70

57

    Public administration

26

73

69

1 to 99 workers

16

44

37

    1 to 49 workers

14

40

33

    50 to 99 workers

19

51

44

100 workers or more

29

75

69

    100 to 499 workers

16

64

56

    500 workers or more

34

78

73

State government

46

86

83

Local government

22

66

59

Geographic areas

     

New England

10

73

Middle Atlantic

16

84

78

East North Central

15

55

50

West North Central

62

48

South Atlantic

43

76

69

East South Central

55

49

West South Central

22

74

66

Mountain

23

74

74

Pacific

42

74

72

1A 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.

3The 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 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.


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/glossary20112012.htm.