Prevalence Reports

Comparing plan prevalence at several levels, these reports provide qualitative comparisons and quantifiable statistics to help identify cost savings and retention risks


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Key plan features are compared to those of multiple peers customizable by size and industry. Each report provides information on Health and Group, Time Loss, and Retirement/Savings benefits plans providing an opportunity to:

  • Understand current practices.
  • Identify appropriate benefits package.
  • Target potential plan changes and opportunities for cost savings.
  • Gauge the overall attractiveness of benefits.
  • Remain competitive.
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  • Features
  • Benefits Plans Topics
  • Benefit Prevalence Report
  • Summary of Plan Statistics
  • Summary of Plan Features
  • Benefits Plan Valuation Comparison

Features

  • Shows at-a-glance how plan features compare to those of peer groups.
  • Reports provide quantifiable statistics of plan features for basic benchmarking.
  • A side-by-side comparison of plan features.
  • A hybrid of report values and prevalence data shows plan designs in multiple quartiles; including graphical representation and executive summary.

Benefits Plans Topics

  • Retirement/Savings: Defined benefit, defined contribution, and stock purchase plans.
  • Health/Group: Medical, dental, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, and post-retirement medical plans.
  • Time Loss: Vacation, holiday, personal leave, PTO banks, sick leave, and short- and long-term disability plans.
  • Nontraditional Benefits: Educational assistance and long-term care.

Benefit Prevalence Report

Categorizing benefits data by level for selected plan features allows for an easy comparison of an organization's benefits offering. Gain qualitative comparison and quantifiable statistics of plan features for basic benchmarking on Health and Group, Time Loss, and Retirement/Savings benefits plans.

Report Options

  • All Organizations Report (Market Peer Group)
  • Industry Peer Group
  • Custom Peer Group

Pricing Options

PDF Report Participant* Non-Participant
Two peer groups $3,000 $9,000
Additional peer group $750 $2,250

*Participant pricing is for current participants in the Mercer Benefits Database or organizations that submit data within two months of ordering.

To purchase or for further information, please call 800 333 3070.

Summary of Plan Statistics

Showing statistics of the quantifiable plan features of all traditional plans; the Summary of Plan Statistics report shows the mean and most prevalent responses as well as the response in the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentiles. Compiled from the Mercer Benefits Database, this report represents information from over 1,100 US organizations.

Statistics

  • Mean (average): The sum of all data reported divided by the number of observations in the sample.
  • Number of Organizations: The number of organizations reporting data for the variable. Each variable is analyzed individually using the data for that variable only.
  • Number of Plans: The number of benefit plans provided by the organizations reporting data for the variable.
  • Most Frequent (mode): The response that occurs the most often for the variable.
  • Percentiles: 10th, 25th, 50th, 75th, and 90th.

Standard Industry Reports

  • Education
  • Financial Industry
  • Healthcare
  • High Tech
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Retail

Pricing Options

PDF Report Participant* Non-Participant
Summary of Plan Statistics $3,000 $9,000

*Participant pricing is for current participants in the Mercer Benefits Database or organizations that submit data within two months of ordering.

To purchase or for further information, please call 800 333 3070.

Summary of Plan Features

Displaying employee benefit plans in a confidential side-by-side format, the Summary of Plan Features (SPF) easily compares the organization plans to the peer group plans. Compiled from the Mercer Benefits Database, the SPF represents information from over 1,100 US organizations.

Report Options

SPF is included in the Benefits Valuation Analysis or can be purchased as a stand-alone report.

Pricing Options

PDF Report Participant* Non-Participant
Summary of Plan Features $3,000 $9,000

*Participant pricing is for current participants in the Mercer Benefits Database or organizations that submit data within two months of ordering.

To purchase or for further information, please call 800 333 3070.

Benefits Plan Valuation Comparison

The Benefits Plan Valuation Comparison (BPVC) is a hybrid of values and prevalence data. By focusing on the plan designs at the 1st, median and 3rd quartiles you will be able to assess the level of benefit provided in the market by industry or custom peer group. Each benefit is assigned a dollar value and represents the estimated amount that an employee would pay in the open market to replace the employer-provided benefit.

This easy-to-read report contains true plan designs from organizations and a graphical representation to help visualize the comparative level of the plan design through employee values. Tying all of the information together, the executive summary interprets the findings of the report.

Pricing Options

PDF Report Predefined peer group Custom peer group
Benefits Plan Valuation Comparison $6,500 $6,500

To purchase an industry/custom peer group or for further information, please call 800 333 3070.

  • Sub TitleComparing plan prevalence at several levels, these reports provide qualitative comparisons and quantifiable statistics to help identify cost savings and retention risks
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  • Short DescriptionQualitative comparisons and quantifiable statistics on benefit plan prevalence.
  • RegionUS