Mercer’s annual US survey highlights trends in employee health benefit costs, design, and strategies.
Reducing healthcare inefficiency and improving care quality requires creative strategies and ingenuity.
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Employers are using a range of new tools and creative strategies to engage employees, improve healthcare experiences, and address growing costs—and it’s working. Employer health benefit costs grew just 2.6% in 2017, the sixth straight year of increases at or below 4%. A noteworthy add-on: This year’s low cost growth came even as fewer employees moved into high-deductible plans.
Source: Mercer’s National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer Price Index, U.S. City Average of Annual Inflation (April to April) 1993-2017; Bureau of Labor Statistics, Seasonally Adjusted Weekly Earnings from the Current Employment Statistics Survey (April to April) 1993-2017.
Percentage of employers reporting % change in total health plan cost per employee from 2016-2017