Adding value to your own team

Outsourced benefits management frees up time for HR to focus on developing benefits strategy, helps to control costs and reduces risk.

Mercer Marsh Benefits (MMB) blends consultant expertise with the power of Darwin, our benefits technology platform, to provide benefits management that is an extension of your in-house team.

Technology and MMB’s benefits expertise

MMB’s outsourced benefits management combines our consultants’ knowledge with the technology power of our Darwin benefits platform.
  • Extend your team’s expertise.
    MMB can manage your employee benefits as a true extension of your HR team, offering our people-driven perspectives alongside the power of our Darwin platform.
  • Harness technology.
    Our market-leading Darwin platform seamlessly integrates with HR and payroll systems, giving clients a one-stop-shop for HR and benefits. Darwin’s straightforward self-service approach automates routine tasks and delivers valuable insights, effectively outsourcing administration through technology.
  • Free up time for strategy.
    Day-to-day and regular administration tasks take up time but add little strategic value. MMB can manage routine tasks such as creating monthly reports and aligning benefits with payroll on your behalf, giving HR professionals more time to focus on benefits strategy.
  • Support employees.
    HR teams can outsource their benefits helpdesk to MMB, so that we can answer employees’ questions, help them understand their benefits and make best use of them.
  • Understand behaviours.
    Darwin’s powerful analytics tools enables employers to truly understand their employees’ behaviour when it comes to benefits use.

Benefits management that keeps pace with business change

As business goals and benefits strategies change at great speed, making sure your investment in benefits remains cost-effective is becoming more important than ever.

MMB’s outsourced benefits management solutions helps clients to:

  • Control costs
  • Manage risk and reduce errors
  • Understand and analyse benefits spending
  • Streamline benefits administration
  • Free up HR expertise to think about strategy change
  • Improve employee experience

Deciding whether to outsource benefits management

  • Understanding the time and resources that HR professionals currently spend on benefits management
    We help our clients to identify the costs, time commitments and missed opportunities of in-house benefits management, and build a realistic picture of potential future savings.
  • Benchmarking against competitors
    If the majority of your competitors have already found more streamlined ways of managing their employee benefits, your business needs to keep pace. MMB can help you understand how you compare to other organisations and ensure you are at the forefront of benefits provision.
  • Be open to new approaches
    Outsourcing benefits management gives clients the opportunity to rethink how they structure their overall benefits strategy, and the opportunities this gives them for future growth.
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