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Retirement and medical care benefits were available to 70 percent of civilian workers in March…

  • August 18, 2017

Retirement and medical care benefits were available to 70 percent of civilian workers in March 2017, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week.

Ninety-four percent of union workers had access to employer-sponsored retirement and medical care benefits.

For nonunion workers, 66 percent had access to retirement benefits and 67 percent to medical care benefits. For civilian workers, the shares employers paid of medical care premium costs were 80 percent for single coverage and 68 percent for family coverage.

The employee and employer shares of premiums also varied by bargaining status. Employers assumed 87 percent of the premium for single coverage for union workers and 79 percent for nonunion workers.

For family coverage, union workers had 80 percent of the premium paid for by employers, whereas nonunion workers had 65 percent of the premium paid by employers.

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