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Flexible Staffing Arrangements

A Report on Temporary Help, On-Call, Direct-Hire Temporary, Leased, Contract Company, and Independent Contractor Employment in the United States

Susan N. Houseman
August 1999

Table 6. Percent of Workers with Health Insurance and Retirement Plan, by Work Arrangement [Text Version]

Health Insurance

     
 

Health Insurance

Health Insurance through Employer

Eligible for Health Insurance from Employer

Agency Temporaries

48.1

7.3

23.8

On-call or Day Laborers

68.5

20.0

29.6

Independent Contractors

74.6

NA

NA

Contract Company Workers

83.1

51.3

68.8

Other Direct-hire Temporaries

74.1

27.1

35.9

Other Self-employed

82.3

NA

NA

Regular Employees

85.9

63.9

75.0

Retirement Plan      
  Covered by Employer Pension Plan or has Tax Deferred Retirement Account

Participates in Employer Pension Plan

Eligible to Participate in Employer Pension Plan

Agency Temporaries

18.3

4.3

9.5

On-call or Day Laborers

37.0

22.2

25.9

Independent Contractors

39.8

NA

NA

Contract Company Workers

50.7

39.2

46.3

Other Direct-hire Temporaries

30.4

19.8

23.3

Other Self-employed

44.9

NA

NA

Regular Employees

62.8

56.1

60.7

Source: Author’s tabulations from the February 1997 Supplement on Contingent and Alternative Work Arrangements.

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