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Table 4. Percentage of public school districts that offered various benefits to teachers, by state: 2011–12


              Retirement plan1          
State General medical insurance   Dental insurance   Group life insurance   Defined benefit   Defined contribution   Tuition reimbursement   Housing, rent assistance, or subsidized housing, meals, or transportation  
United States 98.5   86.8   81.4   83.6   68.9   45.0   6.8  
                             
Alabama 93.8   86.8   71.0   85.2   69.4   16.9   0.8  
Alaska 100.0   100.0   93.3   100.0   86.9   56.4   47.5  
Arizona 95.3   92.5   78.3   81.3   67.2   42.1   8.7 !
Arkansas 93.0   88.7   85.3   86.0   74.6   24.8   3.2 !
California 100.0   100.0   61.1   80.8   50.8   7.0   1.4  
                             
Colorado 96.2   84.9   82.1   72.1   63.6   28.2   11.7  
Connecticut 100.0   100.0   99.2   79.3   66.2   78.3   0.7 !
Delaware 97.1   86.2   77.3   94.1   82.5   47.9   #  
District of Columbia 100.0   100.0   86.9     73.8      
Florida 100.0   95.9   98.6   94.5   93.1   39.4   1.4 !
                             
Georgia 100.0   98.7   99.4   91.4   92.0   22.6    
Hawaii              
Idaho 100.0   97.3   92.1   100.0   74.1   47.9   3.2 !
Illinois 99.7   84.0   89.8   73.1   59.9   73.9   3.2 !
Indiana 100.0   85.4   98.0   87.5   93.8   22.6   2.9  
                             
Iowa 92.6   66.4   79.0   87.2   68.0   20.5   5.3 !
Kansas 96.2   70.3   71.1   83.3   73.7   57.5   17.9  
Kentucky 99.4   74.0   97.0   96.0   71.4   9.1   2.2  
Louisiana 100.0   99.0   100.0   90.8   72.5   80.7    
Maine 100.0   62.1   58.8   72.5   51.6   94.7   9.2  
                             
Maryland 100.0   100.0   100.0   94.6   76.3   85.9 !  
Massachusetts 100.0   86.4   90.6   93.8   68.5   64.8    
Michigan 99.6   99.6   92.7   74.5   69.7   44.0   3.3 !
Minnesota 96.9   65.9   84.3   70.2   87.4   17.4   6.7 !
Mississippi 99.1   77.3   95.7   100.0   61.5   8.9   7.6  
                             
Missouri 100.0   59.9   92.4   88.2   66.9   38.3   5.5  
Montana 89.2   68.1   70.7   73.2   50.4   10.4 !  
Nebraska 97.2   95.7   66.2   84.4   51.8   29.6   5.3  
Nevada 100.0   94.8   93.5   95.2   57.7 ! 15.5    
New Hampshire 100.0   90.5   85.0   81.6   70.1   100.0    
                             
New Jersey 100.0   96.1   77.7   73.6   84.1   91.5   3.7 !
New Mexico 100.0   96.6   100.0   95.7   78.6   46.7   23.2  
New York 100.0   76.4   43.4   75.7   72.7   34.0   4.4 !
North Carolina 100.0   96.6   81.1   61.9   82.6   61.4    
North Dakota 87.8   40.4   46.6   88.0   46.6   39.8   27.9  
                             
Ohio 98.9   98.2   97.4   88.7   73.1   72.7   1.8 !
Oklahoma 96.3   81.6   78.7   91.1   59.3   20.7   20.9 !
Oregon 100.0   100.0   69.8   93.7   58.7   92.1   5.5  
Pennsylvania 97.9   94.6   86.4   94.1   66.6   93.4   7.7 !
Rhode Island 100.0   100.0   69.6   95.3   64.5   24.1   2.4  
                             
South Carolina 100.0   100.0   98.6   97.4   88.6   47.5   8.4 !
South Dakota 100.0   76.5   62.2   86.2   73.3   30.6   8.0 !
Tennessee 100.0   88.1   82.6   95.1   81.8   26.0   3.9  
Texas 99.4   81.4   85.6   87.3   60.3   14.8   12.5  
Utah 100.0   78.4   76.2   66.7   78.8   34.7   13.0  
                             
Vermont 100.0   92.0   73.4   83.9   63.9   100.0   7.5 !
Virginia 98.2   92.5   96.7   96.1   80.9   79.0   10.6 !
Washington 100.0   100.0   62.5   95.8   92.1   30.3   #  
West Virginia 96.8   71.7   95.3   95.3   88.3   70.8   3.2  
Wisconsin 100.0   100.0   91.0   86.2   71.8   41.8   1.9  
Wyoming 100.0   91.8   97.0   97.6   81.2   48.5   26.0  
# Rounds to zero.
! Interpret data with caution. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is between 30 percent and 50 percent (i.e., the standard error is at least 30 percent and less than 50 percent of the estimate).
‡ Reporting standards not met. The coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 50 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error is 50 percent or more of the estimate) or the response rate is below 50 percent.
1 Districts can offer both defined-benefit and defined-contribution retirement plans. A defined-benefit retirement plan is a plan in which benefits are invested in a group trust fund that employees do not control. Benefits are based on a formula that takes into account employee's length of employment and earnings. Most state retirement plans are defined benefit. A defined contribution retirement plan is a plan where contributions are paid into an individually controlled retirement account. Funds available at retirement depend on the nature of the investment and its returns. 403(b) plans are defined contribution.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS), "Public School District Data File," 2011–12.


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