The current healthcare system is unsustainable. Lack of competition, costs that outpace inflation, and too much complexity and fragmentation mean that healthcare cost, quality and satisfaction are unacceptable. The failure of today’s system makes it challenging for employers to offer sustainable plans.
It's time for change, and it's up to employers to lead the transformation. It`s time for safe, consumer driven, flexible and high-quality healthcare environment.
To learn more about one of the main drivers of healthcare spend today, please check our infographic dedicated to rising costs of specialty drugs - BREAK THROUGH DRUGS ARE BREAKING THE BANK.
Impacts on Employer Sponsored Health Coverage
Employers today are faced with many complex, unprecedented challenges that impact their ability to deliver an effective system, including:
- Difficulty navigating a complex and fragmented system
- Soaring costs for employers and employees
- Significant effort needed to manage a high-performing plan
Employers Are Facing Unprecedented Healthcare Challenges
Watch our animated video on the employer-led healthcare transformation to learn how organizations like yours can start to think and act differently to effect change.
Healthy Employees Fuel a Healthy Bottom Line
In addition to cutting healthcare spend, healthier employees contribute to your company’s bottom line in all of the following ways:
- Increased productivity and reduced absenteeism
- Lower turnover and higher retention
- Better overall engagement
- Better safety results
- Lower disability costs
Change doesn't happen in a day; change happens over the long term. One of Mercer's commitments to all of our clients is that we will change along with you. We look for opportunities to create positive disruption that's going to help you, your employees and their families.
Defining the Future of Health. You Can Bring Out Meaningful Change In the Healthcare System.
Discover Mercer's “Four Vitals” and learn how to bring true improvement in employee benefits costs, quality and outcomes: Q&A with Renya Spak, Mercer's Health Innovation Team Leader. Read more.
Learn more about the current healthcare status quo and how employers can accomplish positive – even revolutionary – change: Q&A with Jean Moore, Mercer's Health Specialty Practice Leader. Read more.
Check out how employers can bring “positive disruption” to their healthcare and benefits programs: Q&A with Sharon Cunninghis, Mercer's US Health Leader. Read more.
Four Ways Employers Can Lead the Transformation
Employers can lead the transformation by addressing four key areas: pay for value, drive to quality, personalize the experience, embrace disruption.
Are you ready to support these vitals for change with us? Fill out the form below to find out how Mercer’s Health & Benefits consultants can help you transform the healthcare system.