Employers Focus on Affordability, Access in 2023 Benefit Design, Mercer Reports

Over 70% of employers with 500 or more employees are planning to enhance their benefit programs in 2023, with increasing emphasis on health care affordability, work and life balance and women’s reproductive health, according to Mercer’s “Health & Benefit Strategies for 2023 Report.” The report, which is based on surveys of 708 organizations with a focus on the 451 large employers, also found that health benefit strategies are becoming less about reducing health care costs but more about supporting the emotional, physical, social and financial well-being of employees.

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Jinghong Chen

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Jinghong produces infographics and data stories on health insurance and specialty pharmacy for AIS Health. She graduated from Missouri School of Journalism with a focus on data journalism and international reporting. Before joining AIS in 2018, she worked at WBEZ, Al Jazeera English and The New York Times Chinese.

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