Overview
Register for Mercer’s LIVE webcast highlighting the results from our National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. Representing over 2,400 employers of all sizes, our survey is the largest of its kind. On this webcast, Mercer experts will discuss key findings and what they mean for your organization’s health and benefit programs.

On the agenda for discussion:
  • Insight into future-focused employer strategies that slow cost growth without shifting cost to employees.
  • A deeper look into what high-performing health plans are doing right to achieve lower or flat cost trends.
  • The affordability concerns leading employers to refine their consumerism strategies, with a focus on providing choice.
  • Why employers see creating a culture of health as one of their two biggest priorities over the next five years.
Webcast Details
Date: Thursday, February 7, 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m. EST

Why Attend
Gain unique perspectives as Mercer leaders share insights on trending issues from our National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans. An overarching theme is how employers are balancing cost management and affordability by adding choice, creating a culture of health, and moving from cost-shifting to future-focused strategies. You’ll walk away with the best data in the industry and on-point analysis that can inform your health program decision-making today.

See some of our early findings: Mercer.us/NationalSurvey 

Who Should Attend
Midsize businesses and large employers. HR directors, benefits managers, finance leaders, and anyone who participates in the design or decision making for health programs and benefit packages.
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    93% of business executives plan to make a design change in their company within the next two years. It’s no longer about evolution – to stay ahead, organizations are transforming structures and jobs in a desire for increased efficiency, agility, and customer intimacy. Ensuring that the People agenda is not lost amid the drive for change will be critical to sustainable growth.


  • A Shift In What We Value: A new rewards paradigm is needed


    Fair & competitive pay and opportunities for promotion are top priorities for employees this year, which is not surprising given the climate of uncertainty and change. But it’s not just about financial results or activity metrics – 97% of employees want to be recognized and rewarded for the wide range of contributions they make each and every day.


  • A Workplace For Me: Personalization of the employee experience


    People expect their employer to “make work work” for their individual circumstances. Companies are starting to respond by taking a “whole person” approach and increasing the flexible work options available to their workforce – 63% already have a formal flexibility policy in place. Advances in technology are enabling individualized choice without adding an undue administrative burden for HR.


  • The Quest For Insight: Predictive analytics are still out of reach


    Even with advances in technology that facilitate both collection and analysis of large quantities of data, companies around the world are making slow progress in using analytics to inform human capital decisions. Very few are able to translate data into predictive insights, and nearly 1 in 5 are generating only basic descriptive reporting and historical trend analyses.


Speakers include:

  • Beth Umland
    US Health & Benefits Director of Research




    Kate Brown
    Senior Associate, Center for Health Innovation


  • Tracy Watts
    Senior Partner & National Spokesperson for National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans



    Sander Domaszewicz
    National Practice Leader for Consumerism

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The good news from this year’s survey: employers expect to hold cost growth to a moderate 4% in 2019. The bad news: that’s faster growth than we’ve seen over the past couple of years, and the cost of benefits is still outpacing inflation and workers’ earnings growth.

Prescription drugs—specialty drugs in particular—remain a top cost driver and managing high-cost claims is again the number-one priority for employers. At the same time, in a tight labor market, offering an attractive benefit program is more important than ever.

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