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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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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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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