Health and Benefits

Health Insurance Costs - Insights & Implications

Medical inflation continues to outpace general inflation. The 2019 Medical Trends Around the World survey results detail how health conditions, supplier factors and consumer habits are driving costs.

2019 Medical Trends Around the World

From January to March we surveyed 204 insurers globally. The highest cause of claims costs remain cancer and diseases of the circulatory system with top risk factors continuing to be: metabolic and cardiovascular, dietary and emotional/mental. Key highlights from this year’s annual survey include:

Medical Trends Around the World - Asia and Singapore

Explore The Findings

This year’s research surveyed insurers across 59 countries, excluding the United States.

Top areas of strategic investment relating to group medical insurance globally

 Top areas of strategic investment 3 risk factors

Extent to which insurers support virtual healthcare to help manage member health

Top strategic areas Top strategic areas
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Employers should consider active plan management strategies to contain healthcare costs and stretch their remuneration budget further.
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Hervé Balzano
Mercer Marsh Benefits International Leader




Money FM 89.3

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The future of work demands healthy and engaged employees. Plans should be reviewed with both cost optimisation and employee engagement lenses.
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