Companies Move to Limit Employees’ Health Costs
Most large and midsize employers hit "pause" on requiring workers to pay more out-of-pocket for health services.
Annual Waste in U.S. Healthcare System Nears $1 Trillion
The waste equates to approximately a quarter of all healthcare spending, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
What Are the Top Health Benefits Priorities for 2020?
Mercer offers a comprehensive look at what health plan sponsors should be thinking about this contract season.
Is Stop-Loss Insurance Losing Some of Its Value?
With specialty drugs driving the most costly medical claims to stratospheric heights, stop-loss policies may not offer the same peace of mind they once did.
Health-Care Cost Growth Increased in 2018
An average 3.6% rise in employers' health-benefits costs was up a point from last year and once again exceeded the general inflation rate.
U.S. Given ‘C’ Rating In Annual Pension Survey
The retirement systems of Scandinavian economies are tops, while those of the U.S., the U.K., and France languish, according to Mercer.
Worksite Medical Clinics Proliferate, Save Costs
A third of large companies now sponsor clinics for employees, and most of them report solid ROI, study shows.
How to Reap the Benefits of Telemedicine
Telemedicine services can lower employers' health-care costs, but only if employees use them — and few do.
Tight Labor Market Doesn’t Move Wage Needle
Even with low unemployment and this year's tax windfall, employers are planning essentially flat salary increases for 2019, studies show.
After Another Cadillac Tax Delay, Now What?
With the tax perhaps unlikely to ever take effect, should companies still factor it into their benefits planning and strategies?
Companies Share Tax Savings With Workers
A minority but growing number of employers give employees bonuses and raises based on this year's tax windfall; Visa leads the way with huge 401(k) boost.