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Table 7. Average employee monthly contributions for single and family medical coverage in health maintenance organization and other plans




Table 7.  Average employee monthly contributions for single and family medical
coverage in health maintenance organization and other(1) plans, small private
establishments, 1994 and 1996
                                                                                    
                                                                                    
                                           Professional,                            
 Year, coverage and type of       All        technical,     Clerical    Blue-collar 
            plan               full-time        and        and sales    and service 
                               employees      related     employees(3)  employees(4)
                                            employees(2)                            
                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                    
            1994                                                                    
    Individual coverage:                                                            
  All plans.................     $40.97        $46.83        $40.98        $38.35   
  Non-HMO plans.............      38.52         46.41         37.77         35.77   
  HMO plans.................      48.62         47.99         50.43         47.31   
                                                                                    
      Family coverage:                                                              
  All plans.................     159.63        180.73        159.56        148.84   
  Non-HMO plans.............     151.00        173.35        154.76        136.54   
  HMO plans.................     189.63        204.31        177.58        190.92   
                                                                                    
            1996                                                                    
    Individual coverage:                                                            
  All plans.................      42.63         40.65         42.42         43.89   
  Non-HMO plans.............      43.20         40.08         42.79         45.00   
  HMO plans.................      41.43         41.60         41.62         41.14   
                                                                                    
      Family coverage:                                                              
  All plans.................     181.53        189.56        181.47        176.64   
  Non-HMO plans.............     181.18        192.30        180.84        174.90   
  HMO plans.................     182.43        182.87        183.03        181.57   

  1 Includes traditional fee-for-service plans, preferred provider plans, and
exclusive provider organization plans.
  2 Includes professional, technical, executive, and administrative occupations.
  3 Includes clerical, administrative support, and sales occupations.
  4 Includes production, craft, repair, laborer, and service occupations.

  NOTE: Average contributions are for plans stating a flat monthly cost.

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