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Beginning in May 2012, Program Perspectives has been consolidated with several other BLS publications into a new series of reports called Beyond the Numbers. Beyond the Numbers illuminates interesting, timely BLS data on discrete topics and is oriented towards a general audience.

Program Perspectives

April 2012

Program Perspectives on Legally Required Benefit Costs

Program Perspectives on Legally Required Benefit CostsProgram Perspectives on Legally Required Benefit Costs (PDF) presents BLS data and details on legally required employee benefits; Social Security and Medicare, Federal and State unemployment insurance, and workers’ compensation.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol4_issue1_11x17.pdf.)

January 2012

Program Perspectives on Health Benefit Costs by Wage Category

Program Perspectives on Health Benefit Costs by CoverageProgram Perspectives on Health Benefit Costs by Wage Category (PDF) presents medical care benefit data by wage category—focusing on participation rates, the share of premiums paid by employers, and average monthly employer and employee medical care premium contributions.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol3_issue7_11x17.pdf.)

August 2011

Program Perspectives on Outpatient Prescription Drug Coverage

Program Perspectives on Outpatient Prescription Drug CoverageProgram Perspectives on Outpatient Prescription Drug Coverage (PDF) presents BLS data on outpatient prescription drug coverage, including access and participation rates plus coverage trends for private industry workers.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol3_issue6_11x17.pdf.)

June 2011

Program Perspectives on Defined-Contribution Plan Investment Choices

Program Perspectives on Defined-Contribution Plan Investment ChoicesProgram Perspectives on Defined-Contribution Plan Investment Choices (PDF) presents BLS data on commonly found investment options in savings and thrift (e.g. 401(k)) retirement plans for private industry workers. Highlighted data includes available investment choices for employee and employer contributions.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol3_issue5_11x17.pdf.)

April 2011

Program Perspectives on High Deductible Health Plans

Program Perspectives on High Deductible Health PlansProgram Perspectives on High Deductible Health Plans (PDF) presents BLS data on high deductible health plans, including participation and comparisons with traditional plans. Health savings accounts, often used in combination with high deductible health plans, are also highlighted in this issue.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol3_issue4_11x17.pdf.)

March 2011

Program Perspectives on Defined Contribution Plans

Program Perspectives on Defined Contribution PlansProgram Perspectives on Defined Contribution Plans (PDF) highlights six types of defined contribution plans, providing BLS data on participation by type of plan and method of contribution.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol3_issue3_11x17.pdf.)

February 2011

Program Perspectives on Sick Leave and Disability Benefit Combinations

Program Perspectives on Sick Leave and Disability Benefit CombinationsProgram Perspectives on Sick Leave and Disability Benefit Combinations (PDF) presents BLS data on sick leave and disability benefit combinations. Benefits often work in tandem, so combinations show the full level of coverage that an employee receives.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol3_issue2_11x17.pdf.)

January 2011

Program Perspectives on State and Local Government Benefits

Program Perspectives on State and Local Government BenefitsProgram Perspectives on State and Local Government Benefits (PDF) presents BLS data on State and local government benefits, including access data on retirement, health care, and paid leave by government sector.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol3_issue1_11x17.pdf.)

December 2010

Program Perspectives on Life and Disability Insurance Benefits

Program Perspectives on Life and Disability Insurance BenefitsProgram Perspectives on Life and Disability Insurance Benefits (PDF) presents BLS data on life insurance, short-term disability, and long-term disability plans, including access and participation rates for private industry and state and local government workers.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol2_issue7_11x17.pdf.)

November 2010

Program Perspectives on Defined Contribution Plans

Program Perspectives on Defined Contribution PlansProgram Perspectives on Defined Contribution Plans (PDF) presents BLS data on defined contribution retirement plans, including access and participation rates for private industry and state and local government workers.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol2_issue6_11x17.pdf.)

October 2010

Program Perspectives on Fee-For-Service Plans

Program Perspectives on Fee-For-Service PlansProgram Perspectives on Fee-For Service Plans (PDF) presents BLS data on fee-for-service medical plans.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol2_issue5_11x17.pdf.)

July 2010

Program Perspectives on Combined Benefit Plans

Program Perspectives on Combined Benefit PlansProgram Perspectives on Combined Benefit Plans (PDF) New data series highlights employee access to medical care and retirement benefits.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol2_issue4_11x17.pdf.)

April 2010

Program Perspectives on Frozen Defined–Benefit Plans

Program Perspectives on Frozen Defined-Benefit PlansProgram Perspectives on Frozen Defined-Benefit Plans (PDF) presents BLS data on the frequency, accrual of benefits, and alternatives to frozen defined-benefit plans as well as the length of time since the plans were frozen.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol2_issue3_11x17.pdf.)

March 2010

Program Perspectives on Paid Sick Leave

Paid Sick LeaveProgram Perspectives on Paid Sick Leave (PDF) presents BLS data on paid sick leave, including access rates, number of days provided per year, and the cost to the employer.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol2_issue2_11x17.pdf.)

February 2010

Program Perspectives on Benefits by Wage Level

Benefits by Wage LevelProgram Perspectives on Benefits by Wage Level (PDF) presents BLS data on benefits by wage level for several benefits including retirement, health, life insurance, holidays, and vacations.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/program_perspectives_vol2_issue1_11x17.pdf.)

March 2009

Program Perspectives on Retirement Benefits

Retirement BenefitsProgram Perspectives on Retirement Benefits (PDF) presents BLS data on retirement benefits received by workers. The latest data on participation in defined-contribution and defined-benefit plans are included, as well as information on employer costs per hour for such plans. This is the third issue of "Program Perspectives," a new publication in which BLS programs showcase their latest data.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/issue3for11by17.pdf.)

February 2009

Program Perspectives on Paid-Leave Benefits

Paid-Leave BenefitsProgram Perspectives on Paid-Leave Benefits (PDF) presents BLS data on paid-leave benefits received by workers, such as holidays, vacations, and personal leave. This is the second issue of "Program Perspectives," a new publication in which BLS programs showcase their latest data.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/issue2for11by17.pdf.)

October 2008

Program Perspectives on Health Benefits

Health BenefitsProgram Perspectives on Health Benefits (PDF) shows you trends in employer costs for health benefits. The latest data on access, participation, and premiums are also included. This is the inaugural issue of "Program Perspectives," a new publication in which BLS programs showcase their latest data.

(To print this publication on one 11" x 17" sheet of paper, in the style of a single-fold brochure, please use the following file: www.bls.gov/opub/perspectives/issue1for11by17.pdf.)

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