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Health Care Reform US

Mercer, as the largest US provider of strategic health care program consulting, brokerage, communication and administration solutions for small, medium and large employers and government entities, has more than three decades of industry leadership in researching, designing, implementing and tracking the adoption of innovative health solutions.



LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ON HEALTH CARE REFORM

Thursday, 10 April 2014


Congress has a heavy health care policy agenda ahead of the start of a two-week recess that begins Friday. House lawmakers will focus on a vote on a fiscal 2015 budget blueprint and the development of some fiscal 2015 spending bills.


Health care reform lastest developments


PUBLIC EXCHANGE STRATEGIES: MERCER’S HIXPiC MODEL


Workspan article July 2013

We’ve got the public exchange data you need. Mercer’s new HIXPiC model can deliver the data and reporting employers need to:

  • Benchmark their health care plans.
  • Analyze “pay or play” strategies.
  • Explore pre-65 retiree options.


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MERCER EXPERT DISCUSSES ACA AT ECONOMIST HEALTH CARE CONFERENCE


Tracy Watts, Mercer’s National Leader for Health Care Reform, recently participated in the Economist’s Health Care Forum 2013 – Reinventing an Industry.

View a clip of Tracy’s discussion with health care correspondent Charlotte Howard, and hear about Mercer’s survey findings, information on the employer mix who have signed up for our private exchange starting in 2014, and future trends in how employers will provide health care access for their employees.iew a clip of Tracy’s discussion with health care correspondent Charlotte Howard, and hear about Mercer’s survey findings, information on the employer mix who have signed up for our private exchange starting in 2014, and future trends in how employers will provide health care access for their employees.


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EMPLOYER SHARED RESPONSIBILITY SOLUTION


Workspan article July 2013

Robust tools to help your organization comply with upcoming benefit coverage requirements under health care reform.


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HEADED FOR HEALTH CARE REFORM: 5 STRATEGIES FOR SENIOR EXECUTIVES TO CONSIDER NOW!


Learn about five emerging strategies in response to the evolution taking place in benefits delivery. Many of these changes have been precipitated by health care reform.


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2013 US NATIONAL HEALTH PLAN SURVEY


Higher enrollment could boost benefit spending

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US health benefit cost growth slowed again in 2013, but employers expect that will change in 2014


According to our National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, growth in the average total health benefit cost per employee slowed from 4.1% in 2012 to just 2.1% in 2013. But employers expect that rate of growth will rebound next year to 5.2%. In addition, the majority of large employers believe that higher enrollments and new fees resulting from the ACA will add to their benefit spending in 2014, although many find it difficult to predict by how much.


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WEBCASTS

  • Health care reform's impact on higher education

    In recent years, there has been a significant shift in the business landscape. The focus has shifted towards operational optimisation and overall cost reduction. This has had an impact on how companies have designed and structured their global mobility programmes. Recorded 23 May 2013


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MERCER SURVEY

Employer plans for dealing with health care reform evolving as 2014 draws closer

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EMPLOYER-SPONSORED HEALTHCARE: WHAT HAPPENS NOW?

How will employers react as health care reform moves forward? That is perhaps the most significant question facing the health care industry – and the American public. The results from a recent Oliver Wyman survey of over 1,300 employers provide a glimpse into what motivates employers when it comes to providing health care coverage and identifies the four pathways they are likely to follow.


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Mercer's Exchange Suite

One option companies have to comply with health care reform is to offer benefits through a private exchange.

Please visit Mercer’s private health Exchange site to learn more.


Health care reform timeline

 

Health care reform timeline

 

2010 - 2018: Key elements of health reform for employers

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