If you’re not familiar with EBRI’s Health and Workplace Benefits Survey, allow me to introduce you. This annual household survey of working Americans provides valuable insights into health and welfare benefits from the perspective of the worker: what benefits they have and how well those benefits meet their needs. Employers surveying their own population on benefits can use these results for national benchmarks. Mercer is one of the survey sponsors; we believe it is an important complement to our own employer research.
But this is only the tip of the iceberg. Depending on what you need to know, you may find other results to be even more compelling. Understanding how employees view health benefits is critical both in designing an attractive program and in making them partners in managing cost and improving productivity.