Employee Benefits Survey

National Compensation Survey - Benefits produces comprehensive data on the incidence (the percentage of workers with access to and participation in employer provided benefit plans) and provisions of selected employee benefit plans.

PAY & BENEFITS, August 2013 volume 2/NUMBER 18

Paid leave in private industry over the past 20 years.

This article looks at the changes in employer costs and in different paid leave benefits for private industry workers over the past two decades.

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Employee Benefits in the United States

July 25, 2014
Medical care benefits were available to 86 percent of full-time private industry workers in March 2014 versus 23 percent of part-time workers. Paid sick leave was available to 74 percent of full- time private and 24 percent of part-time private workers. More...

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Annual Bulletin on Benefit Coverage

National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2014

September 2014
Bulletin 2779
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Employee benefits data tables: United States, March 2014 (Tab view)

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Employee benefits data tables: United States, March 2014 (Tab view)


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Annual Bulletin on Benefit Plan Details in Private Industry

National Compensation Survey: Health and Retirement Plan Provisions in Private Industry in the United States, 2013

August 2014
Bulletin 2778

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Annual Bulletin on Benefit Plan Details in Government

National Compensation Survey: Health Plan Provisions in State and Local Government in the United States, 2011

March 2012
Bulletin 2772

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  1. How will implementation of the ACA change NCS health care data? Will NCS data collection be any different from pre-ACA?
  2. What are grandfathered health care plans and how prevalent are they?
  3. Does the BLS have any information on the prevalence of the Essential Health benefits that are mentioned in the ACA?
  4. General employee benefit information
  5. What types of benefit data does the BLS provide?
  6. For what worker and establishment characteristics are benefit data available?
  7. How much has the cost of employer-provided benefits changed in the last 5 years?
  8. Retirement benefits information
  9. What are frozen retirement plans and how prevalent are they?
  10. How prevalent are cash account (cash balance) pension plans?
  11. Health benefits information
  12. What are high deductible health plans and how do they differ from traditional health plans?
  13. How much do employees pay for health care?
  14. What information does the NCS collect about Flexible Spending Accounts? Does the NCS capture data regarding the details of how an employer reimburses their employees for valid transactions?

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