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How Mercer’s National Survey Can Boost Your Strategy

 

Insights

 

Have you optimized your health plan offerings to manage trend and enhance employee engagement?  Have you implemented an integrated technology platform to maximize voluntary benefits and targeted health solutions?  Do you steer employees to a specialty drug pharmacy? These are among the 20+ best-practice strategies that are helping employers to manage cost and promote a healthier workforce. 

Our survey found that healthcare costs are rising more slowly among employers that make the most of these best practices. Learn more about what your peers are doing and how to join the best-performing companies.

Benchmarking

 

Our database of nearly 2,500 employers permits detailed benchmarking based on employer size, region and industry. The full results provide benchmarks for cost, strategy and detailed plan design.

 

You can try out our benchmarking below. Survey results suggest that companies that do more to create a culture of health see significantly lower turnover. How many of these steps have you taken – and how does that compare to the employers you compete with for talent?   

Why Mercer’s Survey is Different – And Why That’s Important

 

Because employers provide health benefits for the majority of Americans — nearly 178 million people1 — their experience and opinions are crucial. We’re listening, and sharing what we learn, accurately and precisely. 

 

Mercer’s National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans uses scientific sampling and weighting methodology to recreate the actual mix of public and private employers in the US in terms of size and geographic location. Our survey goes back more than 30 years, and is one of the nation’s largest, with nearly 2,500 participating employers. The results are: 

 

 

 

Why Mercer’s Survey is Different – And Why That’s Important

 

Because employers provide health benefits for the majority of Americans — nearly 178 million people1 — their experience and opinions are crucial. We’re listening, and sharing what we learn, accurately and precisely. 

 

Mercer’s National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans uses scientific sampling and weighting methodology to recreate the actual mix of public and private employers in the US in terms of size and geographic location. Our survey goes back more than 30 years, and is one of the nation’s largest, with nearly 2,500 participating employers. The results are: 

 

 

 

Solutions

 

Why Choose Mercer for Employee Benefits Strategy and Consulting?  

 

At Mercer, we’re improving the lives of 110 million people every day and strengthening the bottom line for 26,000 clients. Ranked North America’s No. 1 HR consulting firm for the 15th year in a row, we help employers think differently through:


National Survey Insights
We share survey highlights – data, trends, and insights from our specialists and thought-leaders – to improve employee benefits programs across the US.

 

1 US Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2016 Annual Social and Economic Supplement, Table HI01. Health insurance coverage status and type of coverage by selected characteristics: 2015

 

 

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