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Comprehensive benefit management

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Comprehensive plan management


 

Mercer provides expert consulting advice, solutions and services for the full range of issues that affect companies’ retirement plans. We design defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid plans and help clients manage related financial and other risks, including the establishment of governance programs to help plan sponsors and trustees meet their fiduciary requirements.

 


Mercer's 2013 Pension Governance Survey - Gaps in skills and knowledge most common reason for trustees’ lack of confidence in decision-making

Gaps in skills and knowledge are the main reason behind low levels of confidence in decision making amongst pension scheme trustees. Only 61% of participating trustees felt their board was sufficiently confident in making decisions on investment strategy, 64% were confident in negotiating funding valuation outcomes and 74% were confident in assessing the strength of the sponsor covenant. Amongst those who acknowledged a lack of confidence in decision making, the majority (66%) put this down to skills and knowledge gaps; 23% cited lack of time devoted to discussion.

 






Trends in pension plan management: Preparing for a pension end-game (US)

This article explores one solution for settling a portion of liabilities that may be financially attractive with little disruption to the existing workforce: A Lump Sum Cashout solution.






Retirement plans rank highly among employees in many countries around the world

The results of Mercer's What's Working™ survey reflect the attitudes of today’s employees towards work and the employee value proposition, and provide insights into current engagement levels.





Mercer Globe - A global Retirement Financial Management system

Mercer Globe is an integrated, web-based Retirement Financial Management system at your fingertips. Globe helps plan sponsors take control of complex global retirement plans.







Benefit Plans Around the World

Mercer's Benefit Plans Around the World contains key information on benefit structures and practices in 49 countries across the globe - essential reading for multinational employers.







Retirement Benchmarking Report (US)

Our annual retirement benchmarking survey report reviews the retirement plans of all S&P 1500 companies to provide a comprehensive analysis on the current health of pension programs, pension risk management, sustainability of retirement plans and the effect of assumptions and decisions on accounting results.







Mercer has developed an innovative and integrated approach to retirement financial management, underpinned by leading-edge diagnostic and modeling tools.


financial objectives and outcomes


Mercer’s holistic risk solutions take into account corporate finance considerations, risk appetite (including investments), funding, benefits and accounting.


How we help clients:

We work with our clients and consult in an environment that addresses their overall workforce planning strategies so they can reach their financial goals and ensure that employees value their retirement benefits. We provide services across all elements of retirement plans: design, investment and administration.

 

  • Local, regional, multi-country and global plans
  • Governance and control advice
  • Accounting and financial reporting analysis
  • Actuarial valuations and funding review
  • Legal and compliance consulting
  • Investment advice and implementation
  • Administration and operational support
  • Plan member communications and engagement