Employee Benefits Survey

Overview

The National Compensation Survey (NCS) provides comprehensive measures of compensation cost trends, the incidence of benefits, and detailed benefit provisions. This bulletin presents estimates of the detailed provisions of employer-provided health plans in state and local government in 2011. Under the NCS program, information on the incidence and provision of benefits is published in stages. An earlier bulletin provided 2011 NCS data for civilian, state and local government, and private industry workers, on the incidence of (access to and participation in) selected benefits and detailed provisions of paid holidays, life insurance plans, and some other benefit plans, as well as on employer and employee shares of contributions to medical care premiums and their average amounts. Similar data for civilian, private industry, and state and local government workers for March 2012 will be issued later this year.

The bulletin of detailed benefit provisions this year includes health tables for state and local government. Similar health tables for private industry are scheduled to be published in the winter of 2012-2013.

For more information on these data and recent and historical NCS benefits data, call the information line at (202) 691–6199 or send email. Information is made available to sensory-impaired individuals upon request (Voice phone: (202) 691–5200; Federal Relay Service: 1 (800) 877–8339). Data requests also may be sent to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Division of Compensation Data Analysis and Planning, 2 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Room 4175, Washington, DC 20212. Material in this publication is in the public domain and, with appropriate credit, may be reproduced without permission.

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2012

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