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.
For over 30 years, employers of all sizes have used Mercer’s National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans to create data-driven health and benefits strategies to better manage cost, promote quality care, and improve member experience.
Attend a live workshop to hear insights from Mercer’s Health Survey and learn about employer actions to address escalating drug prices, employee engagement, value-based care, health data, and more. You'll walk away with insights into trending issues in your market that will help you create a future-ready benefits strategy for a thriving workforce. Select a State below to see seminar events happening in your area.
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