Health Care Reform Made Simple Wins IABC Gold Quill

Health Care Reform Made Simple Wins IABC Gold Quill

Health Care Reform Made Simple Microsite Wins IABC Gold Quill

  • 20 May 2014
  • United States, New York City

Mercer announced today that its Health Care Reform Made Simple (HCRMS) microsite, an online education platform created to help employees navigate the growing complexities of health care reform, has been named a Gold Quill winner by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) for excellence in electronic communications. IABC’s Gold Quill Awards recognize and award excellence in strategic business communications worldwide. 

Mercer’s HCRMS microsite is updated regularly with the latest health care reform information and is designed to meet the needs of employees who have coverage through their employer. It delivers information, advice and answers on what health care reform is and how it affects them. The site also links to other information resources, including state exchanges.

The HCRMS microsite was evaluated against program criteria and IABC‘s global scale of excellence for strategic communication planning and implementation. According to a senior evaluator that reviewed Mercer’s entry, “The solution provided was a brilliant idea and well executed.” Another evaluator commented, “The website is really well designed and easy to navigate. The question/answer approach is excellent. Well done.”

Mercer will receive its award at the Gold Quill Awards gala dinner on June 9th at the IABC 2014 World Conference in Toronto.

“We are very proud that our HCRMS microsite has won an IABC Gold Quill,” said David Slavney, Partner in Mercer’s Communication practice. “This recognition underscores the effectiveness of Mercer’s approach to understanding our clients’ needs as they and their employees continue to face significant challenges navigating the complexities of health care reform. We are pleased that our microsite continues to be an authoritative resource for employees on the basics of health care reform.”

To learn more about Mercer’s Health Care Reform Microsite, please visit:

 About Mercer

Mercer is a global leader in talent, health, retirement, and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth, and performance of their most vital asset — their people. Mercer’s 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy, and human capital. With 55,000 employees worldwide and annual revenue exceeding $12 billion, Marsh & McLennan Companies is also the parent company of Marsh, a global leader in insurance broking and risk management; Guy Carpenter, a global leader in providing risk and reinsurance intermediary services; and Oliver Wyman, a global leader in management consulting. For more information, visit Follow Mercer on Twitter @MercerInsights.

About IABC
The International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is a global network of communication professionals committed to improving organizational effectiveness through strategic communication. Established in 1970, IABC serves more than 15,000 members in 80 countries. For more information, visit