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Health Benefit Trends | National Employer Survey | Mercer

Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans

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
AVERAGE PER-EMPLOYEE COST TOPS $13,000 FOR MIDSIZED AND LARGE EMPLOYERS
Average Per-Employee Cost Tops $13,000 for Midsize Average Per-Employee Cost Tops $13,000 for Midsize
EMPLOYERS’ STRATEGIC PRIORITIES FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS
Employers’ priorities for the next 5 years Employers’ priorities for the next 5 years
A THIRD OF COVERED EMPLOYEES ARE NOW IN LOW-COST CDHPS
1/3 of covered employees are now in low-cost CDHPs 1/3 of covered employees are now in low-cost CDHPs
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The Cadillac tax jump-started the use of CDHPs for cost management, and that continues today. The tax is delayed until 2020 but employers still feel the threat.
  • Tracy Watts

    Senior Partner, National Leader for U.S. Health Policy, Mercer US H&B

Following five years of relatively modest cost growth, more midsized and large employers are foregoing the short-term savings offered by cost-shifting.
  • BETH UMLAND

    Director of Employer Research, Mercer US H&B

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