Friday, July 16, 2010


IWS Documented News Service
Institute for Workplace Studies----------------- Professor Samuel B. Bacharach
School of Industrial & Labor Relations-------- Director, Institute for Workplace Studies
Cornell University
16 East 34th Street, 4th floor----------------------
Stuart Basefsky
New York, NY 10016 -------------------------------Director, IWS News Bureau


Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

Bulletin 2749

July 2010


National Compensation Survey: Health and Retirement Plan Provisions in Private Industry in the United States, 2009 [16 July 2010]


[full-text, 135 pages]



This bulletin presents

estimates of the detailed provisions of employer-provided health and retirement plans in private industry in

2009. Under the NCS program, information on the incidence and provision of benefits is published in stages.

An earlier bulletin provided 2009 NCS data on civilian, State and local government, and private industry

workers, on the incidence of (access to and participation in) selected benefits and detailed provisions of paid

holidays, life insurance plans, and some other benefit plans, as well as on employer and employee shares of

contributions to medical care premiums and their average amounts. Similar data for civilian, private industry,

and State and local government workers for March 2010 will be issued later this year.


This bulletin of detailed health and retirement provisions will begin including basic health, defined benefit, and

defined contribution tables each year. In addition, each year additional tables for a specific benefit will also be

included. For example, this year additional defined contribution retirement tables in private industry are

included. Next year, additional defined benefit retirement tables in private industry will be included in the

bulletin. Periodically, state and local government benefits are scheduled to be studied.


This information is provided to subscribers, friends, faculty, students and alumni of the School of Industrial & Labor Relations (ILR). It is a service of the Institute for Workplace Studies (IWS) in New York City. Stuart Basefsky is responsible for the selection of the contents which is intended to keep researchers, companies, workers, and governments aware of the latest information related to ILR disciplines as it becomes available for the purposes of research, understanding and debate. The content does not reflect the opinions or positions of Cornell University, the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, or that of Mr. Basefsky and should not be construed as such. The service is unique in that it provides the original source documentation, via links, behind the news and research of the day. Use of the information provided is unrestricted. However, it is requested that users acknowledge that the information was found via the IWS Documented News Service.

Stuart Basefsky                   
Director, IWS News Bureau                
Institute for Workplace Studies 
Cornell/ILR School                        
16 E. 34th Street, 4th Floor             
New York, NY 10016                        
Telephone: (607) 255-2703                
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