Employer Led Healthcare Costs Transformation | Mercer U.S.

Employer Healthcare Cost Transformation - Mercer U.S.

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Employer Healthcare Cost Transformation
Calendar21 March 2018

How Employers Can Cut Healthcare Costs and Transform the Healthcare System

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.  

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.

Impact on Employer Sponsored Health Coverage

Employers today are faced with many complex, unprecedented challenges that impact their ability to deliver an effective system, including:

  1. Difficulty navigating a complex and fragmented system
  2. Soaring costs for employers and employees
  3. Significant effort needed to manage a high-performing plan


"For the entire US healthcare market, specialty medication spending has nearly doubled since 2011, reaching more than $160 billion."

To learn more about one of the main drivers of healthcare spend today, please check our infographic dedicated to rising costs of specialty drugs - view  BREAK THROUGH DRUGS ARE BREAKING THE BANK.

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.

Employers are Leading the Transformation

Employers know the power of collective influence in the marketplace. Mercer’s Center for Health Innovation(CHI) aims to harness that influence for real healthcare change. We develop creative solutions and thought leadership for employers by collaborating with clients, startups, nonprofits and academia to deliver meaningful outcomes. Learn more about CHI and how to join our mission to innovate with purpose.


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.

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.

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