Friday, July 22, 2016

52 Percent Of Workers With Access Participate In Employer Health Plans: Private Industry Workers Pay 21 Percent Of Single Coverage Medical Premiums On Average, While Government Workers Pay 13 Percent On Average

From The Bureau of Labor Statistics, Economic News Release, Friday, July 22, 2016, USDL-16-1493, "Employee Benefits in the United States:"
The participation rate for employer-sponsored medical care benefits for civilian workers was 52 percent in March 2016, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. The participation rate was 49 percent for private industry workers and 73 percent for state and local government workers. (See tables A and 2, and chart 1.)

The participation rate for employer-sponsored retirement benefits, which include defined benefit and defined contribution plans, was 54 percent for civilian workers. The participation rate was 49 percent for private industry workers and 81 percent for state and local government workers. Differences in retirement plan participation are influenced by the type of plan offered. (See tables A and 1, chart 1, and the technical note.)
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The share of single coverage medical care premiums paid by employees averaged 19 percent for civilian workers, 21 percent for private industry workers, and 13 percent for state and local government workers. (See table 3 and chart 2.) [Emphasis added.]

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