June 14, 2016

United States, New York

Mercer, a global consulting leader in advancing health, wealth and careers, and a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (NYSE: MMC), has revamped its award-winning participant education site, Mercer BenefitsU, the online “university” for employee well-being. A popular employee engagement tool and standard component of the Mercer BenefitsCentralSM portal solution, Mercer BenefitsU delivers highly relevant education within a fun, dynamic learning environment and features a robust curriculum of videos, interactive quizzes, articles and slideshows (see Figure 1). Users will access a personalized, interactive experience designed to support their specific health-, wealth-, and career-related goals, available anytime, anywhere, from any mobile device or computer. 

“Our recent Inside Employees’ Minds™ survey found that only 23% of people think they’ll have enough money to cover their health expenses in retirement, and more than one-third say they’ll have to work at least part-time,” said Rich VanThournout, Mercer’s US Benefits Administration Leader. “The research is clear: people are stressed and often stretched too thin between competing priorities, and our engagement strategies have to reflect this reality. With this in mind, we’re thrilled to launch a redesigned Mercer BenefitsU, which will help give people the tools and confidence they need to make practical, informed decisions when it comes to their well-being – physically, financially, emotionally, and professionally.” 

Mercer BenefitsU is the winner of two Eddy Awards from Pensions & Investments and a Bell Ringer Award from the Publicity Club of New England. To learn more, please visit 

About Mercer

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and careers of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer’s more than 20,000 employees are based in 43 countries and the firm operates in over 140 countries.  Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and people. With annual revenue of $13 billion and 60,000 colleagues worldwide, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @Mercer. 

Figure 1: One of the many “courses” of Mercer BenefitsU