US Benefits Benchmarking Survey

Gain valuable insights for prevalence, values, and total remuneration.

Gain valuable insights for prevalence, values, and total remuneration

As the workforce evolves so do the preferences and expectations of employees. In today’s talent-demand economy, you need to go beyond a traditional benefits package to catch the attention of talented job seekers and retain your current employees.

The Benefits Benchmarking Group (BBG) is the only US-centric unit who collects all benefits information (Health & Wealth) and is able to provide insights for prevalence, values, and total remuneration. Mercer provides critical insights to support the design of a top-notch total rewards offering that will support your talent strategy.

Product Details

The following elements will be collected for the various employee groups:

Defined benefit plans

  • Final average
  • Service credit
  • Cash balance
  • Retirement equity
  • Career average

Defined contribution plans

  • 401(k)/403(b)
  • Profit sharing
  • Money purchase
  • 457 deferred compensation
  • ESOP
  • 401(a)

Health plans

  • Medical, Retiree medical
  • Dental, Retiree dental
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Flexible benefits plan
  • Flexible spending accounts

Time loss plans

  • Sick pay
  • Short-term disability
  • Long-term disability
  • Paid-time off
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Personal days
  • Sabbatical leave

Work flexibility

  • Flextime
  • Free/subsidized parking
  • Telecommuting
  • Satellite workplace
  • Work at home
  • Business casual
  • Job sharing


  • Subsidized eating facility
  • Wellness Program
  • Onsite Fitness Facility
  • Paid Offsite Fitness

Financial assistance

  • Discount Purchasing
  • Legal Counseling
  • Financial Planning
  • Gambling Addiction

Family assistance

  • Funeral Leave
  • College Scholarships
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Child/Elder Care
  • Lactation Rooms
  • Adoption Benefits
  • Onsite Child Care

Stock purchase plan

Educational assistance



Long-term case