US IHP – Health Plan Compensation Survey Suite

Incentivize your workforce with a revamped compensation strategy

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The healthcare sector continues to evolve and grow as a result of changes in the regulatory environment, an aging population, a tightening labor pool, and more. Understanding these factors is only a piece of the puzzle though. One of the greatest challenges is, fortunately, much more in your control — attracting and retaining the right talent. Enhance your compensation strategy to secure the talent you need to keep up in this evolving industry.

Leverage the data within the US IHP – Health Plan Compensation Survey Suite to benchmark your compensation strategy to the market. With compensation data from 111 health insurance/managed care organizations, see what your competitors are paying for similar positions. Further analyze the survey information by:

  • Base salary
  • Total cash compensation
  • Total direct compensation
  • Incentive

These compensation metrics are available within three survey modules to ensure you have the vital market data for the position(s) that you need.

Are you ready to revamp your compensation strategy?

Survey Details At a Glance
Survey Modules # of Positions Surveyed # of Organizations
Executives 86 81
Operations 248 106
Sales & Marketing 79 78
*Note: Table above is based off of 2018 IHP survey stats.
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  • Position List & Sample Report
  • 2019 Participation


Conducted for over 20 years, this healthcare survey contains compensation data from 211,000+ employee observations from numerous position families within the health plan sector. Analyzed across the following components — ownership, revenue/sales, BlueCross BlueShield vs. non-BCBS organizations — use this data to evaluate your departments' healthcare salaries from top to bottom.

Delivered in Fully Customizable Formats

Survey results are delivered in Mercer WIN®, giving you access to the data through a variety of customizable parameters — including geography, industry, company size, and more. Efficiently organize and analyze the information with Mercer WIN, which enables you to:

  • Compare job descriptions side by side.
  • Change pay elements to support the right level of analysis.
  • Perform function and career-level analysis.
  • Export your data for integration into other systems (data also available as an Excel file).
  • Run presentation-quality detailed or summary reports.

Salary Survey Methodology

Mercer surveys are designed using the most accurate and up-to-date market data practices. Data is collected from HR professionals at participating organizations and then analyzed for validity, thoroughness, and market representation based on the organization's size, structure, geographic region, or a combination of these factors. A minimum number of incumbents, organizations, and distinct organizations are required in order to report each data element. If minimums are not met, the market data is suppressed, ensuring you the highest level of data confidentiality.

Product Details


  • # Positions Surveyed: 413
  • # Positions Published: 396
  • # Organizations: 111
  • # Observations: 211,217

Based on data from the 2018 US IHP – Health Plan Compensation Survey Suite. Data minimum and suppression rules account for the difference between the number of positions surveyed and published.


Product Participant Non-Participant
2018 US IHP – Health Plan Executives Compensation Survey (Module 1) USD 1,600 USD 4,800
2018 US IHP – Health Plan Operations Compensation Survey (Module 2) USD 1,600 USD 4,800
2018 US IHP – Health Plan Sales & Marketing Compensation Survey (Module 3) USD 1,350 USD 4,050
2018 US IHP – Health Plan Compensation Survey Suite (all 3 modules) USD 4,200 USD 12,600

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US IHP – Health Plan Compensation Survey Suite

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  • 2018 results now available.

Survey Schedule

  • Questionnaire Distributed: March 1
  • Participation Deadline: April 15
  • Data Effective Date: April 1
  • Report Available: August

Participating Companies

  • Accolade
  • Aetna, Inc.
  • Affinity Health Plan
  • Alliance Behavioral Healthcare
  • Anthem, Inc.
  • AultCare
  • Banner University Health Plans
  • BlueCross BlueShield Association
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Arizona
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Louisiana
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Massachusetts
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Michigan
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Minnesota
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Nebraska
  • BlueCross BlueShield of North Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Rhode Island
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Vermont
  • BlueCross of Idaho Health Service, Inc.
  • BlueShield of California
  • Bottom Line Systems, LLC
  • CIGNA Corporation
  • Cambia Health Solutions
  • Capital BlueCross
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • CareOregon
  • Centene Corporation
  • Center Care - Commonwealth Health Corporation
  • Central California Alliance for Health
  • Children's Community Health Plan
  • Commonwealth Care Alliance
  • Concentra - Select Medical
  • Cook Children's Health Plan
  • DST Systems, Inc.
  • Dean Health Plan - SSM Health
  • Delta Dental of California
  • Delta Dental of Rhode Island
  • EMI Health
  • Element Care
  • EmblemHealth
  • Excellus BlueCross BlueShield - Lifetime Healthcare Companies, Inc.
  • Experian
  • Florida Blue
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health Advocate
  • Health Alliance Medical Plans, Inc. - Carle Foundation
  • Health Alliance Plan (HAP) - Henry Ford Health System
  • Health Care Service Corporation
  • HealthNow New York, Inc.
  • HealthPartners - Minnesota
  • Healthfirst
  • Highmark Health
  • Hometown Health - Renown Health
  • Horizon BlueCross BlueShield of New Jersey
  • Humana, Inc.
  • Independence BlueCross
  • Independent Health Association, Inc.
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.
  • KelseyCare Advantage
  • L.A. Care Health Plan
  • MVP Health Care
  • Magellan Health, Inc.
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica Health Plans
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Memorial Hermann Health Solutions
  • Molina Healthcare, Inc.
  • Mount Carmel Health Plan MediGold - Trinity Health
  • National Rural Electric Cooperative Association
  • Noridian Healthcare Solutions
  • OSU Health Plan, Inc.
  • OneCare Vermont
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount Health Care
  • Premera BlueCross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Prime Therapeutics, LLC
  • Priority Health - Spectrum Health System
  • Providence Health Plans
  • Samaritan Health Plans
  • Sanford Health Plan
  • Scott & White Health Plan
  • Scripps Health Plan
  • Seaside Health Plan - MemorialCare Health System
  • Security Health Plan - Marshfield Clinic
  • SelectHealth, Inc. - Intermountain Healthcare, Inc.
  • Sentara Health Plan
  • Sharecare, Inc.
  • Sharp Health Plan
  • Signature Care - Parkview Health Plan Services
  • SummaCare
  • Texas Children's Health Plan
  • Texas Health Resources - Aetna
  • The AmeriHealth Caritas Family of Companies
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UCare
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • University Hospitals Health Design Plus
  • University of Utah Health Plans
  • Well Priority
  • WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
  • Wellmark BlueCross BlueShield

Position List & Sample Report

Position List

View the position list and descriptions included in this survey.

Sample Report

View a sample report of this survey for a glimpse at what’s included.

2019 Participation

2019 Survey Participation is now closed. Survey participation is open to all organizations with matching jobs and is not required to purchase results. To learn more about how you can become a participant, please contact us. As a survey participant, you do receive key benefits:

  • A discount on survey results!
  • An exclusive invitation to survey events - attend results webcasts and meetings where Mercer consultants will review the results and identify market trends and factors. You'll also be able to ask questions directly related to your organization.
  • Ensure your data is included in the market results - easily determine your market position with customized reports that compare your company data to your peers.
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  • Short DescriptionSalary data for 400+ health insurance/managed care positions across 3 modules.