HEALTH & BENEFITS

Mercer’s National Survey of Employer‑Sponsored Health Plans

With nearly 2,600 employers participating in 2019, our annual health benefits survey is the largest of its kind. It is conducted using a national probability sample and results are weighted to represent all US employer health plan sponsors with 10+ employees.

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.

Explore the Findings

MODERATE HEALTH BENEFIT COST GROWTH CONTINUES

Moderate Health Benefit Cost Growth Continues Moderate Health Benefit Cost Growth Continues

LARGE AND MIDSIZED EMPLOYERS SAW HIGHER COST INCREASES THAN SMALL EMPLOYERS

Employers Saw Higher Cost Increases Employers Saw Higher Cost Increases

EMPLOYERS’ 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 A CDHP 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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RECORDED WEBINAR

Innovations in Employee Communications for Open Enrollment

WEBINAR REPLAY

Considerations for the New Evolution in Referenced Based Pricing

WEBINAR REPLAY

How to Get Ahead of the Rising Specialty Drug Cost Curve

WEBINAR REPLAY

Health Benefit Trends & Insights You Can Use in 2019

WEBINAR REPLAY

Harnessing the Momentum Digital Health Innovation

WEBINAR REPLAY

Cracking the Design Code to Engage Employees

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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
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Healthcare affordability is a priority for many employers. In fact, in 2019 most hit ‘pause’ on requiring members to pay more out-of-pocket for health services.
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BETH UMLAND
BETH UMLAND
Director of Research for Health and Benefits
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