Research & Insights

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Our research and insights

Our research is designed to empower employers to manage health & benefits costs, improve the quality and cost of care, and simplify the experience for everyone.
  • National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans

    Our annual health benefits survey, with over 1,700 respondents in 2021, is one of the largest of its kind. It provides trends in cost and plan design and looks at employers’ strategies for managing cost and supporting employees - and how they have responded to the pandemic.
  • CFO Perspective on Health

    Our first-ever survey of more than one hundred CFO’s and finance professionals suggest many may not be aware of just how fast cost is likely to grow and how much more volatility we’re likely to see.


  • Health on Demand

    Our comprehensive study reveals values, needs, desires, and trepidations of workers – and employers – when it comes to the future of health in general and the role of digital health in particular. 
  • Health & Benefit Strategies for 2023

    Learn actions companies are taking to enhance health care affordability, work/life balance, support for women’s reproductive health, behavioral health care, inclusive benefits and perks and more.


  • Inside Employees’ Minds

    Learn what’s happening in the labor market right now, what employees want and how you can respond proactively. Insights are based on results of multiple Mercer research studies, spanning more than 4,000 employees and 1,300 employers.
  • Leave Programs

    Review market practice and statutory requirements of paid and unpaid time off for a selection of core leave programs.

Why Mercer?


average 2+ year benefits cost increase vs. 6.6% national average


decrease in healthcare costs for thriving employees when employers implement effective population health management solutions


projected health plan savings through collective purchasing and cost management


potential ROI from Mercer Managed Pharmacy Consulting

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