Mercer | Workplace Health

Health and Benefits

Workplace Health

Strategic Health Solutions

Investing in well-being makes business sense. Today, employers must support a diverse workforce of employees who are working until later in life and with increasing health risks. The future of public provision of health care is uncertain; and the cost of private health care is rising as it becomes more and more expensive to treat sick employees.

An Integrated Approach

To meet these challenges and remain competitive, employers must think differently about the health care benefits they provide. We are working with employers of all sizes to help them target and address the specific health risks within their organisation and measure the effectiveness and ROI of their initiatives, building a sound business case for health.

The aim is to help employers improve their bottom line through improving the physical, mental and financial wellbeing of their employees by:

  • Facilitating sustained behavioural change to improve health
  • Providing robust benefits for when ill health does arrive

The framework is built around the 5 key segments:

  • Benefit design
  • Brokerage
  • Engagement
  • Internal measurement
  • Health incentives


Mercer Workplace Health Solutions


Putting in place benefit programmes which move with the market, legislation and technology, whilst also mirroring company goals and health care strategy.

A wellbeing strategy is no longer a nice to have. Employers of all sizes must rise to the challenge of providing health benefits that meet the diverse needs of employee populations and are fit for purpose, both now and in the future. We partner employers to build sound health strategies that identify and reduce the health risks of your employee population, are aligned with your vision and guiding principles, and improve the resilience and performance of employees by improving health.


Ensuring you are investing time and money on benefits and providers that are the best fit for your organisation.

Managing health and benefit plans requires a disciplined approach to ensure that plans are competitive, effectively administered, financially well-managed, and compliant with an increasingly complex array of local and national regulations. We focus our services at the level that is right for each organisation — ranging from point solutions to full-service solutions. The goal is to assist you to negotiate improved service delivery and cost management across all areas of plan management and brokerage for insured pensions, death and disability benefits and private medical and dental benefits.


Linking health and wellbeing to company brand and values, creating a shared culture of making the right choice.

Evidence shows that a healthy and engaged workforce is a productive workforce, and employers are uniquely positioned to bring health to the forefront of workers’ consciousness and facilitate them to make healthy choices at work and play. We assist employers to design reward and recognition programmes to fit company values and objectives, raise employee awareness around wellness and the benefits available to them, and energise and incentivise employees to create healthy habits.


Engaging and interacting with all employees, not just the unwell, through targeted health initiatives.

To successfully create behavioural change, people need an environment that reinforces their self-motivation and helps them to make small, achievable steps that can be sustained over time. We help you to design and deliver targeted health initiatives that positively impact the performance of your workforce and business through improved productivity, engagement and long-term cost reduction.


Building a holistic data-driven approach to help you identify and target the health needs of each segment of your workforce.

Whether your organisation is starting out on its wellness journey or has a programme in place, we can help you ensure that you have wellness strategies built on data and insights that will help your people and your business to thrive. Building key metrics into management reporting around absence, engagement and productivity, we help you to understand the cost drivers of health benefits in your organisation and build a sound business case for health.

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