Today’s healthcare market is unsustainable. While employers purchase healthcare for the majority of Americans, that purchasing power hasn’t meant greater influence. By redefining their role, employers have the power to shape the future of healthcare, and the future of the healthcare consumer experience. We can help.
people are provided health coverage through employers (more than half of the US population1)
employer spend on healthcare.2
of Americans are not able to answer true/false questions about Premiums and Deductibles3
Employers can make a meaningful difference by focusing on four key areas:
Listen to a recent podcast with Mercer’s Peter Kilmartin, H&B Consultant Leader, and Catalyst for Payment Reform’s Suzanne Delbanco as they discuss how these four vitals areas are changing healthcare strategies, and how the Vitals for Change Scorecard is helping employers benchmark those strategies in each area.
Is your organization ready for the future of healthcare? Take the Vitals for Change Scorecard, created jointly with Catalyst for Payment Reform, to learn where you are today, what lies ahead, and how you can influence the future state of healthcare. The Scorecard can serve as a quick and engaging tutorial on transformative healthcare strategies as well as an assessment and benchmarking tool. You’ll come away with specific, actionable opportunities to optimize your healthcare program. If you need assistance completing the Scorecard, just contact us -- we can help.
The Scorecard is based on the premise that employers have the collective leverage to transform the US healthcare system. When enough employers demand more for their own employees, the whole system changes for the better. That’s why the Scorecard focuses on what employers can do differently, to address fundamental inefficiencies in the system. Expect to see new ideas: Mercer and Catalyst for Payment Reform developed the Vitals for Change Scorecard to help employers understand how to use their power as a change agent in each of the four vital areas.
The scorecard only takes about 20 minutes to complete, but that small investment of time can yield important benefits:
Employers understand 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, industry organizations and academia to help deliver meaningful outcomes. Learn more about CHI and how to join our mission to innovate with purpose.
1 US Census Bureau "Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2017"
2 Integrated Benefits Institute, “The Business Cost of Poor Health”, November 2018
3 2018 Alegeus Consumer Health and Financial Fluency Report
Mercer’s health and benefits consultants can help you transform the healthcare system while delivering the right programs for your employees and providing significant cost savings for you.