Majority of private employees have access to medical insurance.
The U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently published their findings from the “National Compensation Survey: Employee Benefits in the United States, March 2007” survey. The recent survey finds a large percentage (71%) of private industry workers have access to employer-sponsored medical care plans. A smaller percentage of employees (52%) actually participate in the employer-sponsored plans. The BLS collected a great deal of data concerning many different benefits provided to private industry employees. With increased discussion regarding America’s uninsured individuals, of significant interest in the survey is access and participation of employees in medical insurance programs.
The published results from the survey can be found on the BLS website at: www.bls.gov/ncs/ebs/sp/ebsm0006.pdf.