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Table 2. Medical care benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates

Table 2. Medical care benefits: Access, participation, and take-up rates, March 2020 [All workers = 100 percent]
Characteristics Civilian(1) Private industry State and local government
Access Participation Take-up rate(2) Access Participation Take-up rate(2) Access Participation Take-up rate(2)

All workers

72 51 71 69 48 69 89 70 78

Worker characteristics

Management, professional, and related occupations

88 65 74 87 64 73 92 71 78

Management, business, and financial occupations

94 70 74 94 69 73 - - -

Professional and related occupations

85 63 75 82 60 73 91 70 77

Teachers

87 65 75 - - - 92 70 76

Primary, secondary, and special education school teachers

97 72 74 - - - 99 75 75

Registered nurses

89 63 71 - - - - - -

Service occupations

50 30 61 45 26 57 81 62 77

Protective service occupations

81 58 72 67 43 64 90 69 76

Sales and office occupations

69 47 69 67 45 67 88 73 82

Sales and related occupations

53 35 66 53 35 66 - - -

Office and administrative support occupations

78 55 70 76 52 68 90 73 82

Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations

75 57 75 74 55 75 95 77 81

Construction, extraction, farming, fishing, and forestry occupations

73 55 76 71 53 75 - - -

Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations

78 59 75 77 57 75 - - -

Production, transportation, and material moving occupations

77 55 71 77 54 71 84 65 78

Production occupations

81 59 73 81 58 73 - - -

Transportation and material moving occupations

73 51 70 73 51 69 - - -

Full time

87 63 72 85 60 71 99 78 79

Part time

23 11 50 23 11 48 25 18 71

Union

95 75 79 95 77 81 95 73 77

Nonunion

68 47 69 67 45 68 84 67 80

Average wage within the following categories:(3)

Lowest 25 percent

41 23 57 38 21 55 72 56 78

Lowest 10 percent

27 13 48 27 12 46 62 47 77

Second 25 percent

74 51 69 71 47 67 93 73 79

Third 25 percent

88 66 75 85 62 73 97 77 80

Highest 25 percent

93 70 76 92 69 75 95 73 77

Highest 10 percent

95 72 76 94 71 75 93 73 78

Establishment characteristics

Goods-producing industries

85 63 74 85 63 74 - - -

Service-providing industries

70 49 70 66 45 68 89 69 78

Education and health services

78 55 70 72 47 66 90 70 77

Educational services

86 65 75 73 50 68 90 69 77

Elementary and secondary schools

88 66 75 - - - 90 68 76

Junior colleges, colleges, universities, and professional schools

89 68 76 90 63 70 89 71 79

Health care and social assistance

73 49 67 72 47 66 92 74 80

Hospitals

91 65 71 - - - 91 74 81

Public administration

90 72 80 - - - 90 72 80

1 to 99 workers

58 39 67 56 37 66 86 68 80

1 to 49 workers

52 35 67 50 33 66 82 66 81

50 to 99 workers

76 52 68 74 49 66 89 70 79

100 workers or more

86 63 73 85 61 71 90 70 78

100 to 499 workers

82 58 71 81 57 70 86 69 80

500 workers or more

91 68 75 90 66 73 92 71 77

Geographic areas

Northeast

71 51 72 69 49 71 87 67 77

New England

74 53 71 72 51 70 88 65 74

Middle Atlantic

70 51 72 68 48 71 87 67 78

South

70 49 69 66 44 67 92 74 80

South Atlantic

70 48 69 67 44 66 90 73 80

East South Central

69 50 72 65 44 68 92 80 87

West South Central

70 49 70 65 45 68 96 74 77

Midwest

73 50 69 71 48 68 86 64 75

East North Central

72 50 69 71 48 68 84 65 77

West North Central

73 49 67 71 47 66 88 63 71

West

75 55 74 73 53 73 88 69 79

Mountain

74 54 73 72 52 72 86 66 77

Pacific

76 56 74 74 54 73 88 71 80

Footnotes
(1) Includes workers in private industry and state and local government. See the Handbook of Methods: National Compensation Measures at www.bls.gov/opub/hom/ncs/home.htm for further explanation.
(2) The take-up rate is calculated from the unrounded percentage of workers with access to a plan and who participate in the plan.
(3) Surveyed 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.

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/national-compensation-survey-glossary-of-employee-benefit-terms.htm.
SOURCE: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Compensation Survey.

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Last Modified Date: September 24, 2020