Employer premiums for medical care plans in State and local government

April 03, 2008

Employer premiums in state and local government averaged $394.48 per month for single coverage medical plans, and $783.59 per month for family coverage in September 2007.

Employer premiums for medical plans for state and local government workers, September 2007
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Employer characteristics played a role in the amount of employer premiums. For single coverage medical plans, employer premiums for workers in junior colleges, colleges, and universities were $365.71 on average per month, compared with $410.66 in elementary and secondary schools. Premiums for hospital workers averaged $363.22 per month.

For family coverage medical plans, employer premiums were nearly the same--about $747--for workers in junior colleges, colleges, and universities and for workers in elementary and secondary schools. Employer premiums for family coverage medical plans for workers in hospitals were $797.07.

These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey. To learn more, see "National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in State and Local Governments in the United States, September 2007," (PDF) Summary 08-02, March 2008.

SUGGESTED CITATION

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Employer premiums for medical care plans in State and local government on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2008/mar/wk5/art04.htm (visited July 28, 2016).

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