Spotlight on Employer Innovations in Health Care

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DRIVE TO QUALITY

EMBRACE DISRUPTION

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PERSONALIZED EXPERIENCE

NEW APPROACHES, NEW BENEFITS

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The vast majority of Americans receive health and retirement benefits through workplace plans. More than 178 million individuals currently have employer-sponsored health insurance in the U.S., while nearly 135 million people participate in employer-sponsored pension and retirement plans. This is, in fact, the defining characteristic of our nation's benefit system.

But employers are more than mere intermediaries. They play a critical role on behalf of employees and their families, leveraging purchasing power, market efficiencies and plan design innovations to provide comprehensive coverage at a fraction of the cost to government compared to federal programs. Nevertheless, some policymakers subscribe to the myth that employers don't feel the need to pursue cost-efficiencies or better outcomes — that they don't innovate.

This page provides numerous examples of companies' commitment to innovative practices and strategies. The health stories are based on the paper Leading the Way , produced in partnership with Mercer [ Executive Summary | By the Numbers | Policy Recommendations ].

Interested in sharing your own story of innovation? We'd love to hear it! Please complete this form for health innovations or this form for retirement and financial wellness innovations.