The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its annual report from the National Compensation Survey on Health and Retirement Plan Provisions in Private Industry in the United States, 2010 (August 2011, Bulletin 2770).

The survey was based on a sample of approximately 3,200 establishments. Among the data published for health benefits, the report finds that defined contribution plans take many forms; 68 percent of workers participating in a defined contribution plan are in a savings and thrift plan. Other types of defined contribution plans include deferred profit sharing, employee stock ownership, money purchase pension, simplified employee pension (SEP), and savings incentive match plan (SIMPLE).

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