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Experience and expertise

Mercer’s PEO Specialty Practice is comprised of a team industry experts that will provide strategic insights to PEOs around their master health plans by reviewing their portfolios, evaluating plan performance, and strategizing on how to manage costs. Our team provides exceptional service in the areas of strategy, underwriting, open enrollment, communications, compliance and carrier relations.

In addition, we provide ongoing sales support, financial analysis and reporting. We help PEOs effectively grow while managing their risk. Utilizing the power of Mercer’s negotiating strength, our team can help deliver cost stability allowing PEOs and their worksite employers to stay competitive in today’s market. 

You’ll also have access to our solutions across Health, Wealth and Career lines of business.

First Friday Series | Top trends, opportunities and challenges for PEOs in 2024

Join Mercer and Marsh for an engaging discussion featuring experts who address the latest trends and opportunities within the PEO industry and share strategies for how your business can effectively navigate the challenges in workers' compensation, EPLI, health and welfare benefits, and 401k. See the full presentation here

Why work with us?

  • Maximize your savings

    Utilizing proprietary algorithms created by Mercer’s actuaries to identify cost savings opportunities
  • Manage Administrative Burden

    Simple communications to enhance your master policy, and your clients at renewal
  • Mitigate your risk & liability

    Mercer has built the largest team of 200+ credentialed actuaries in the nation to evaluate each are of risk in Health & Benefits
Find out how we can help you grow worksite employees in a continual evolving market. 

How we support you day-to-day

Ongoing Support


Project management including regular status update calls

Ongoing feedback collection/client satisfaction monitoring

Keep HR educated on various vendor, compliance and other status updates

Underwriting/Plan Management

New business underwriting and proposal delivery

Evaluation of rate tier structure for adequacy

Client rebanding strategy

Periodic benchmarking review

Claims utilization and trends

Plan & Vendor Management

Contract Renewals and Negotiations

Timeline management for all involved parties

Market checks and vendor RFPs

Network, cost and plan evaluations


Ongoing vendor advocacy

Serve as escalation point for any service delivery issues

Master Policy Management

Legislative Compliance

Compliance assistance (e.g. 5500 prep, SPDs/Wrap, HIPAA, etc.)

Compliance review

Communicate legislative, regulatory updates and requirements (Mercer GRIST articles and webinars)

Provide timely reminders around compliance deadlines. Complete compliance review and HIPAA privacy & security training

We are proud members of NAPEO

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