People Risk Podcast: MMB Health Trends

In the premiere episode of the second season of the MMB People Risk podcast the topics discussed range from the importance of practical and impactful healthcare coverage for employees, how a company can create a programme that is authentic to who they are as an organisation, are they able to implement it consistently across the globe and does the programme resonate with employees?

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According to the Mercer Marsh Benefits survey, medical inflation is expected to run at 9.5%, exponentially higher than general inflation. This is driven by changes in how people are using their medical programmes, both how frequently and for which reasons, the increased cost of healthcare and changing approach to mental wellbeing.

In the premiere episode of the second season of the MMB People Risk podcast the topics discussed range from the importance of practical and impactful healthcare coverage for employees, how a company can create a programme that is authentic to who they are as an organisation, are they able to implement it consistently across the globe and does the programme resonate with employees?

This episode is hosted by Helena Zikova, Mercer Marsh Benefits Sales Leader, and features special guest Celine Ng Tong, who is a Principal at Mercer Marsh Benefits. Her current role is focused on Global health and wellbeing having previously held leadership roles in the company in New York, London and Hong Kong.

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Key Takeaways:

  • Celine and Helena discuss how employees health risk profiles are changing, following on from the pandemic and what impact that has on medical insurance programmes.
  • Regional differences on how both medical programmes and life insurance programmes are implemented and who receives coverage.
  • Opportunities that multinational companies have now to create a culture of holistic wellbeing and what that will mean for employees, insurers and healthcare coverage going forward. 
  • One in two employees have said they would like more mental health coverage and awareness from employers, as up to 80% of workers feel they are close to being burnt out.

About our Speakers

Celine Ng Tong, who is a Principal at Mercer Marsh Benefits. Her current role is focused on Global health and wellbeing having previously held leadership roles in the company in New York, London and Hong Kong.

Helena Zikova is the Mercer Marsh Benefits Sales Leader in Continental Europe. She is currently focused on bringing the best of MMB, Marsh and Mercer in front of clients, linking closely with key regional growth solutions, capabilities and industries.

People Risk Podcast Series - Season 1

Health trends report

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