• Mercer: Dependent audits may save over $1 million

    As employers search for ways to cut costs, an eligible dependent audit may be one way to save money without losing benefits. By trimming ineligible dependents like grown children and ex-spouses from benefit plans, companies stand to save between

  • Employers share on-site health clinics

    Of employers who offer an on-site or near-site health clinic, 11 percent share it with another employer. 13 percent of employers would consider a clinic-sharing scheme. 74 percent of employers say controlling health spending is an imp

  • Employers share on-site health clinics

    Of employers who offer an on-site or near-site health clinic, 11 percent share it with another employer. 13 percent of employers would consider a clinic-sharing scheme. 74 percent of employers say controlling health spending is an imp

  • Employers and health care reform

    53 percent of employers are in favor of an individual mandate requiring everyone to have health coverage if they can afford it, either through their employer or purchased on their own. 50 percent of employers are strongly opposed to a &quo

  • Employers and health care reform

    53 percent of employers are in favor of an individual mandate requiring everyone to have health coverage if they can afford it, either through their employer or purchased on their own. 50 percent of employers are strongly opposed to a &quo

  • Brian Neary

    Brian Neary has joined Washington D.C.-Lockton as a vice president and producer in the firm's employee benefits consulting practice. Prior to joining Lockton, he was a worldwide partner for Mercer Health & Benefits.

  • Brian Neary

    Brian Neary has joined Washington D.C.-Lockton as a vice president and producer in the firm's employee benefits consulting practice. Prior to joining Lockton, he was a worldwide partner for Mercer Health & Benefits.

  • Costs of absenteeism

    The average total cost of unplanned absences is 6 percent of payroll. The average cost of extended absences is 3.2 percent of payroll. The average number of unplanned absences is 5.3 days per year. Source: Mercer

  • Costs of absenteeism

    The average total cost of unplanned absences is 6 percent of payroll. The average cost of extended absences is 3.2 percent of payroll. The average number of unplanned absences is 5.3 days per year. Source: Mercer

  • FMLA continues to increase in complexity

    As Bush recently signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act, effectively expanding FMLA to give additional coverage to military personnel and their families, employers are already scratching their heads as to how this will affect the