Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution

Table 12. Medical care benefits, single coverage: Employee participation by type of contribution, State and local
government workers, National Compensation Survey, March 2013

(All workers with contributory coverage = 100 percent)

Characteristics

Single coverage

Total with
contributory
coverage

Flat dollar
amount

Composite
rate1

Varies2

Flexible
benefits3

Percent of
earnings

Exists, but
unknown

Other

All workers

100

71

19

3

2

5

Worker characteristics

               

Management, professional, and related

100

70

20

3

1

5

    Professional and related

100

71

20

2

1

5

        Teachers

100

72

19

1

5

            Primary, secondary, and special education
             school teachers

100

73

16

1

6

Service

100

73

16

2

3

6

    Protective service

100

76

11

3

3

6

Sales and office

100

70

20

3

2

4

    Office and administrative support

100

70

21

4

2

4

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance

100

72

15

3

8

Production, transportation, and material moving

100

70

18

2

8

Full time

100

71

18

3

2

5

Part time

100

62

29

2

6

Union

100

72

14

4

3

7

Nonunion

100

70

23

2

[4]

4

Average wage within the following categories:5

               

    Lowest 25 percent

100

74

19

[4]

4

        Lowest 10 percent

100

79

14

6

    Second 25 percent

100

73

17

3

1

4

    Third 25 percent

100

74

16

2

2

6

    Highest 25 percent

100

64

22

4

3

6

        Highest 10 percent

100

65

20

3

4

7

Establishment characteristics

               

Service-providing industries

100

71

18

3

2

5

    Education and health services

100

70

23

2

1

4

        Educational services

100

71

22

1

1

5

            Elementary and secondary schools

100

74

17

1

2

6

            Junior colleges, colleges, and universities

100

65

35

        Healthcare and social assistance

100

63

29

3

            Hospitals

100

66

25

    Public administration

100

74

12

5

2

5

1 to 99 workers

100

68

17

9

    1 to 49 workers

100

65

    50 to 99 workers

100

71

17

100 workers or more

100

71

19

3

2

5

    100 to 499 workers

100

74

15

4

4

    500 workers or more

100

71

20

3

1

5

State government

100

66

29

4

Local government

100

74

13

2

2

7

Geographic areas

               

New England

100

90

7

Middle Atlantic

100

49

26

12

11

East North Central

100

71

23

4

West North Central

100

67

21

South Atlantic

100

78

20

2

East South Central

100

71

West South Central

100

84

5

6

Mountain

100

75

Pacific

100

64

17

13

4

1A composite rate is a set contribution covering more than one benefit area, for
example, healthcare and life insurance. Cost data for individual plans cannot be
determined.

4Less than 0.5.

2Based on worker attributes. For example, employee contributions may vary
based on earnings, length of service, or age.

5Surveyed 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 2013."

3Amount varies by options selected under a "cafeteria plan" or
employer-sponsored reimbursement account.


NOTE: Because of rounding, sums of individual items may not equal totals. 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/glossary20122013.htm.