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Federal Social Security & Medicare Outlays
Total Value as a Share of GDP
SnapshotLatest+/-
Social Security Outlays as a Share of GDP, 20164.9%
Medicare Outlays as a share of GDP, 20163.8%
Employment-Based Health Insurance
Millions of Individuals Covered
SnapshotLatest+/-
Millions of Individuals Covered by Employment-Based Health Insurance, 2015177.5
Employment-Based Retirement Plans
Millions of Individuals Participating, by Type
SnapshotLatest+/-
Millions of Individuals Participating in Employment-Based Retirement Plans, 2014132.4
Employer Contributions for Employee Benefits
Dollars Per Hour
SnapshotLatest+/-
Employer Contributions for Employee Retirement & Savings, 2015 ($/hour)$1.74
Employer Contributions for Employee Social Security / Medicare Tax, 2015 ($/hour)$1.84
Employer Contributions for Employee Health Insurance, 2015 ($/hour)$2.81
CPI-U: Medical Care Services & General Inflation
Year-­Over-Year Percent Change in Index Value
SnapshotLatest+/-
Year-Over-Year Percentage Change in Chained CPI-U: Medical Care Services, 20163.9%
Year-Over-Year Percentage Change in General Inflation (Chained CPI-U), 20162.1%
S&P Healthcare Claims Total Cost Index
Index Value (March 2008=100), 3 Month Moving Average
SnapshotLatest+/-
S&P Healthcare Claims Total Cost Index, 3 Month Moving Average (November2013)129.7
  • Federal Social Security & Medicare OutlaysView Graph >>
    Snapshot
    Latest
    4.9%
  • Employment-Based Health InsuranceView Graph >>
    Snapshot
    Latest
    177.5
  • Employment-Based Retirement PlansView Graph >>
    Snapshot
    Latest
    132.4
  • Employer Contributions for Employee BenefitsView Graph >>
    Snapshot
    Latest
    $1.74
  • CPI-U: Medical Care Services & General InflationView Graph >>
    Snapshot
    Latest
    3.9%
  • S&P Healthcare Claims Total Cost IndexView Graph >>
    Snapshot
    Latest
    129.7