This year’s top trends

This year’s results highlight three important trends in employer health program management: balancing affordability and choice, creating a culture of health, and moving from cost-shifting to future-focused strategies.


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To meet the various needs and budgets of today’s five-generation workforce, employers are increasingly offering an array of health benefit plans.
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Tracy Watts,

Mercer’s National Leader for US Health Policy


Explore the findings

Moderate health benefit cost growth continues

Moderate health benefit cost growth continues Moderate health benefit cost growth continues

Large and midsize employers saw higher cost increases than small employers

Employers Saw Higher Cost Increases Employers Saw Higher Cost Increases

Employer's strategic priorities for the next five years

Employers’ priorities for the next 5 years Employers’ priorities for the next 5 years

Most large and jumbo employers offer aCDHP as an option

Most Large and Jumbo Employers Still Offer a CDHP Most Large and Jumbo Employers Still Offer a CDHP
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