of pharmacy spend is driven by 2% of total claims


specialty cost doubles when considering both pharmacy and medical benefits

The challenge


While new drug categories are providing promising cures and therapies, employers struggle to absorb the sky-rocketing cost of specialty drugs.

Why choose Mercer for pharmacy innovation?


Our innovative pharmaceutical cost-management solutions may help companies provide the life-changing pharmacy drug benefits their employees need—while shielding your business from unsustainable costs. Employers partner with us because we help with:

Tech-enabled dynamic procurement solutions.

  • Utilizing our experts and scale, our process drives bidder competition to maximize value to plan sponsors and members
  • Sophisticated technology minimizes bidder gamesmanship of both qualitative and quantitative evaluations
  • Results presented in clear comparisons you can trust

Member-centric engagement.

  • Therapeutic expertise that maximizes accessibility of prescription medications
  • Addresses member concerns around affordability, an important part of improving medication adherence and ultimately patient outcomes
  • Helps members understand the true cost of medications in accordance with all transparency requirements

Data-driven clinical and financial insights.

  • Understand plan performance to contractual financial guarantees
  • Pharmacy experts provide actionable recommendations to changes in your prescription drug claims
  • Optimize program performance in alignment with the goals and objectives of the plan



Average savings in specialty drug costs*


*Actual results may vary

Our solutions


Data-driven insights

Leverage our data analytics tool to eliminate waste and proactively manage your drug benefits.


Pharmacy collectives

Generate immediate and long-term savings by channeling the power of our collective purchasing solutions.*


Catastrophic risk

Don’t be surprised with multi-million dollar drug claims. We can help you gauge your risk of catastrophic cases.

Million Dollar Drugs Have Arrived:
Key Strategies Employers Should Consider


Read our latest Thought Leadership

CVS Caremark 2020 Drug Trend Report

Rx Price Watch Report: Trends in Retail Prices of Specialty Prescription Drugs Widely Used by Older Americans, 2006 to 2020

* Results may vary

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