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Table 3. Percent of full-time employees offered other employee benefits




Table 3.  Percent of full-time employees offered other employee benefits, small
private establishments, 1996
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                           Professional,                            
                                  All        technical,     Clerical    Blue-collar 
  Employee benefit program     full-time        and        and sales    and service 
                               employees      related     employees(2)  employees(3)
                                            employees(1)                            
                                                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                    
 Income contribution plans                                                          
 Severance pay..............       15            23            19             9     
 Supplemental unemployment                                                          
    benefits................      (4)            -             (4)           (4)     
                                                                                    
      Family benefits                                                               
 Child care.................        2             4             2           (4)     
  Funds.....................        1             2             2           (4)     
  On-site care..............        1             2           (4)           (4)     
  Off-site care.............        1             2           (4)           (4)     
 Adoption assistance........        1             3             2             1     
 Long-term care insurance...        1             2             2             1     
 Flexible workplace.........        1             4             1           (4)     
                                                                                    
 Health promotion programs                                                          
 Wellness...................        8            11             9             5     
 Employee assistance........       14            18            19            10     
 Fitness center.............        4             6             5             3     
                                                                                    
   Miscellaneous benefits                                                           
 Job-related travel accident                                                        
    insurance...............       12            17            16             7     
 Nonproduction bonuses......       44            44            46            43     
 Subsidized commuting.......        1             3             2             1     
                                                                                    
  Educational assistance:                                                           
 Job-related................       38            56            45            27     
 Non-job-related............        5             6             6             4     
                                                                                    
Section 125 cafeteria                                                               
   benefits(3)..............       23            31            29            16     
   Flexible benefit plans...        4             6             6             2     
   Reimbursement plans......       12            18            16             7     
   Premium conversion plans.        7             7             7             7     

  1 Includes clerical, administrative support, and sales occupations.
  2 Includes production, craft, repair, laborer, and service occupations.
  3 Includes all types of plans under Internal Revenue Code, Section 125.  Flexible
benefit plans include reimbursement account features.
  4 Less than 0.5 percent.

  NOTE: Dash indicates no data were reported; sums of individual items may not equal
totals due to rounding.

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