Specialty Health and Wellness Benefits - Mercer Global

Specialty Health and Wellness Benefits



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Health benefits are a critical component of any organization’s total rewards offering.

Health benefits are a critical component of any organization’s total rewards offering. In today’s turbulent economy, employees are asking tough questions about the value of these benefits, particularly when they need to consider trade-offs between cash compensation and benefits.

 

In countries where employers are primarily responsible for providing health benefits, we see that organizations seek sound ideas on how to provide benefits that identify and reduce the health risks of their employee population, are aligned with their vision and guiding principles, improve the resilience and performance of employees by improving health, including disease prevalence while balancing corporate cost constraints.

 

Critical questions include how to:

  • Motivate employees to take accountability for their health, enroll in programs that are tailored to improving their conditions, and use the best providers for complex care
  • Provide an array of health and benefit programs that meet the diverse needs of employee populations.
  • Improve quality and outcomes.
  • Control health care cost trends. 
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Mercer Pharmacy Services helps clients implement effective pharmacy benefit programs and integrated health care solutions.

Mercer Pharmacy Services helps clients implement effective pharmacy benefit programs and integrated health care solutions.


Mercer has the consulting resources (experience, skills, and tools) needed to address almost any pharmacy management issue — clinical, operational, or performance-related — both nationally and internationally. Managed pharmacy specialists come from diverse health care, financial, government, health policy, and industry-related backgrounds. Several are clinical pharmacists with broad ranging experience in government and commercial sectors as well as unique experience in high-profile areas like specialty biotech.

Mercer’s Pharmacy Services considers two broad categories when assisting clients with managing their employee pharmacy benefits, “Essentials” and “Forward Thinking.” Within those broad categories, many opportunities and consulting options are considered, including:

 

Essentials

  • Get the best price.
  • Review/refresh plan designs.
  • Vendor oversight.
  • Enhance clinical management.

Forward Thinking

  • Evidence-based design.
  • Worksite (on-site) clinic.
  • Specialty pharmacy.
  • Medication therapy management.
  • Pharmacy purchasing collectives.

The team's in-depth understanding of all facets of the pharmaceutical value chain ultimately leads to more creative and up-to-date solutions with measurable value for our clients.

CONTACT

 

David Dross (Houston)
Partner, Employee Health & Benefits
+1 713 276 2295
Email

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Total health management is a portfolio of solutions that address a plan sponsor’s population health needs.

Total health management is a portfolio of solutions — expert consulting and pre-selected vendors — that address a plan sponsor’s population health needs. It focuses on all the actions an employer can take to help employees and their dependents make good health care choices and avoid the consequences of poor health.

 

This collection of products and solutions — covering wellness, care management, absence, and behavioral health — will reduce total costs and improve workforce performance, and can be a differentiator in the competition for talent.

 

CONTACT

 

Susan Connolly (Boston)
Partner, Employee Health & Benefits
+1 617 747 9324
Email

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Flexible benefits are emerging in many countries as a way to manage benefit cost and meet diverse employee needs.

Flexible benefits are emerging in many countries as a way to manage benefit cost and meet diverse employee needs. Countries that are dealing with high health care costs, in particular, are seeking ways to control those costs by offering alternative types of core or supplemental health benefits.

 

Flexible benefits also allow employees to decide how to select a more personally meaningful set of benefits using their employer’s and their own contributions. In tough economic times, this approach allows you to provide additional choices without increasing benefit expense.

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What we do

Health benefits are a critical component of any organization’s total rewards offering.

Health benefits are a critical component of any organization’s total rewards offering. In today’s turbulent economy, employees are asking tough questions about the value of these benefits, particularly when they need to consider trade-offs between cash compensation and benefits.

 

In countries where employers are primarily responsible for providing health benefits, we see that organizations seek sound ideas on how to provide benefits that identify and reduce the health risks of their employee population, are aligned with their vision and guiding principles, improve the resilience and performance of employees by improving health, including disease prevalence while balancing corporate cost constraints.

 

Critical questions include how to:

  • Motivate employees to take accountability for their health, enroll in programs that are tailored to improving their conditions, and use the best providers for complex care
  • Provide an array of health and benefit programs that meet the diverse needs of employee populations.
  • Improve quality and outcomes.
  • Control health care cost trends. 

Pharmacy Benefits

Mercer Pharmacy Services helps clients implement effective pharmacy benefit programs and integrated health care solutions.

Mercer Pharmacy Services helps clients implement effective pharmacy benefit programs and integrated health care solutions.


Mercer has the consulting resources (experience, skills, and tools) needed to address almost any pharmacy management issue — clinical, operational, or performance-related — both nationally and internationally. Managed pharmacy specialists come from diverse health care, financial, government, health policy, and industry-related backgrounds. Several are clinical pharmacists with broad ranging experience in government and commercial sectors as well as unique experience in high-profile areas like specialty biotech.

Mercer’s Pharmacy Services considers two broad categories when assisting clients with managing their employee pharmacy benefits, “Essentials” and “Forward Thinking.” Within those broad categories, many opportunities and consulting options are considered, including:

 

Essentials

  • Get the best price.
  • Review/refresh plan designs.
  • Vendor oversight.
  • Enhance clinical management.

Forward Thinking

  • Evidence-based design.
  • Worksite (on-site) clinic.
  • Specialty pharmacy.
  • Medication therapy management.
  • Pharmacy purchasing collectives.

The team's in-depth understanding of all facets of the pharmaceutical value chain ultimately leads to more creative and up-to-date solutions with measurable value for our clients.

CONTACT

 

David Dross (Houston)
Partner, Employee Health & Benefits
+1 713 276 2295
Email

Total Health Management

Total health management is a portfolio of solutions that address a plan sponsor’s population health needs.

Total health management is a portfolio of solutions — expert consulting and pre-selected vendors — that address a plan sponsor’s population health needs. It focuses on all the actions an employer can take to help employees and their dependents make good health care choices and avoid the consequences of poor health.

 

This collection of products and solutions — covering wellness, care management, absence, and behavioral health — will reduce total costs and improve workforce performance, and can be a differentiator in the competition for talent.

 

CONTACT

 

Susan Connolly (Boston)
Partner, Employee Health & Benefits
+1 617 747 9324
Email

Employee choice / Flexible Benefits

Flexible benefits are emerging in many countries as a way to manage benefit cost and meet diverse employee needs.

Flexible benefits are emerging in many countries as a way to manage benefit cost and meet diverse employee needs. Countries that are dealing with high health care costs, in particular, are seeking ways to control those costs by offering alternative types of core or supplemental health benefits.

 

Flexible benefits also allow employees to decide how to select a more personally meaningful set of benefits using their employer’s and their own contributions. In tough economic times, this approach allows you to provide additional choices without increasing benefit expense.

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