January 30, 2006
Participation in employer-provided health plans varied markedly by establishment size in 2005.
For example, 65 percent of workers in large establishments (defined as having 100 or more workers) participated in employer-provided medical plans in 2005.
In contrast, only 43 percent of workers in smaller establishments (those with less than 100 workers) participated in employer-provided medical plans.
These data are from the BLS National Compensation Survey program. Learn more in "Access to and Participation in Employer-Provided Health Care Plans, Private Industry, 2005," in the January 2006 issue of Compensation and Working Conditions Online.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, The Economics Daily, Health care plans and establishment size in 2005 on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2006/jan/wk5/art01.htm (visited May 03, 2016).
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