Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CA-047-001-1-1-United States-USBLS-1991

Subject Area: Economic Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Employee benefits survey, 1991: health care benefits data.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Labor. Bureau of Labor Statistics  [distributor].

Date Accessioned: 8/1/1994

Number of Files Received: 2

Comments: These data are quite complex. Users should utilize caution before making any assumptions. A phone number is provided as an information access point for further information.

Access Status: Unrestricted access

Date Ordered: 8/1/1994

Documentation: 2 volumes hard copy.

Abstract: The Employee Benefits Survey provides information on the incidence and provisions of employee benefits. The 1991 Employee Benefits Survey was conducted in medium and large private establishments, that is, establishments employing 100 workers or more. Data were collected from over 2,000 establishments and represent 35 million full-time and part-time employees in the United States. The data may be used to produce estimates of the number of employees receiving certain benefits or participating in benefit plans that contain certain features. Estimates of average benefit amounts, such as average medical care deductibles, may also be produced. The data consist of two data files: 1) the survey control data file; and, 2) the retirement/insurance plan data file. While data tapes may be obtained for a variety of benefit areas (health care, life insurance, sickness and accident insurance, disability, retirement, leave benefits, and so on), this particular study contains information on health care benefits, including data on medical, dental, and vision care plans. The survey control file provided is multi-use, that is, it is the file used for all 18 benefit areas (sic). It is important to note that there are multiple records, in the survey control file, for each establishment. And a single establishment may consist of many different sub-establishments (for example, a company like Kraft may have numerous region offices reporting). Location of establishments can be determined only to the region level, and reported industrial codes are aggregated into extremely broad categories (e.g., mining, construction, manufacturing, transportation, finance, and so on). The plan data file contains information on characteristics, coverage, deductibles, contributions, limitations and benefits. Note that without the survey control file the plan file refers to number of plans, not number of workers.

Media/File Reports:

7380 (CD-Rom)
7381 (CD-Rom)
9002 (USB Flask Drive)
9003 (USB Flask Drive)
9004 (SSCC network drive)