The Mercer Marsh Benefits 2016 Benefits Under the Lens Survey takes a look at the key components of an effective employee benefits program.

This year, our survey took a close look at benefits “under the lens” by asking:

  • What role does benefits play within an organization?
  • What are employers focusing on to achieve their desired outcomes?
  • What are the results of these efforts? What are the “missing links”?
  • What can employers do to bridge the gaps and improve the value of their benefits?

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The survey report outlines our belief that a best-practice employee benefits strategy holistically integrates four key pillars:


The survey found forward-thinking employers are looking for ways to differentiate themselves to gain a competitive advantage in the war for talent.


The top three responses for the role of benefits within an organization reveal that most HR departments recognize that benefits can be an essential tool for driving overall business results.


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consistency and locally unique solutions.

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