Mercer Marsh Benefits

Health trends report

How to manage the costs and risks of employer-provided healthcare in a changing world.

The top trends shaping employer-provided healthcare

Mercer Marsh Benefits surveyed 210 insurers – including 74 in Asia - to find out more about the top trends shaping the future of employer-provided healthcare. 

Top trends shaping employer-provided health and benefits in Asia

Medical trend rates and claims are increasing

COVID-19 is impacting claims experience

Prevention and self-care are needed to mitigate health risks

Health equity in medical plans is a growing priority

10%

Asia’s forecasted medical trend rate for 2022 is 4 times the general inflation rate

49%

Insurers in Asia expect paid monthly medical claims to return to pre-COVID-19 levels in 2022

1/5

Insurers offer or cover the cost of wearable technology to help self-manage well-being issues

54%

Insurers in Asia have either added or considering to make coverages more inclusive for women

These trends are important for employers to consider as while many firms have latitude in designing their benefit plan to meet their needs, insurers play a key role in shaping the benefits landscape. They do this through their standard practices and policy language, their willingness to adopt new provisions, and their access to large pools of claims data. 

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"Employers and individuals are advised to run periodic health checks on their benefits and claims experience to ensure sustainability of their programs and avoid surprises.” Joan Collar, Managing Director, Asia Regional Leader, Mercer Marsh Benefits