The 2019 Mercer Survey Results Health Benefit Trends & Insights

PNW ISCEBS Presents:

The 2019 Mercer National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans is the largest of its kind.

Free Webinar

Our speakers will share the latest insights that were gleaned from the survey and provide a
roadmap to build a future-ready benefits strategy for a healthier and happier workforce. Survey
findings are based on responses from more than 2,500 employers of all sizes and industries. Special
focus will be given on strategies to combat the challenge of balancing cost and affordability, seize
the power of networks, reimagine the patient experience, and optimize program design and

Top Take Aways

1. Why diverse workforce needs are shaping employer strategies now more than cost
management has in the past

2. How organizations are helping members find the best providers and using steerage
techniques to drive improved quality outcomes

3. What solutions are being churned out due to health innovation, both digital and
otherwise, for a broad spectrum of health needs

Speaker: Kirk Czonstka, GBA | Office Business Leader | Mercer | Portland, OR

Kirk is responsible for client management, business development, operational management and
people development. He joined Mercer’s Portland office in July 2018 after spending 12 years in
Mercer’s Philadelphia office. Prior to this role, Kirk served in a variety of roles that included business
development across Mercer’s health, wealth and career lines of business, managing and evolving
Mercer’s national private exchange product offering, partnering with senior US insurance carrier
leadership, and providing health and welfare program consulting to large and jumbo employers. He is
an active member of the Pacific Northwest ISCEBS Chapter and serves on their Board of Directors.
Speaker: Nick Albert, FSA, MAAA | Senior Associate | Mercer | Portland, OR

Nick serves as a consultant and lead actuary for his clients based throughout the Pacific Northwest in
Mercer’s Health & Benefits practice. He is responsible for building effective client relationships,
managing the internal workflow and team structure, working with outside vendor partners, and
business development. Nick spent over six years in Mercer’s Seattle office before joining Mercer’s
Portland office in April 2019 and has worked in a variety of roles and client teams throughout his time
at Mercer. His clients range in size from 200 to over 50,000 covered lives. Nick has experience and
expertise in developing strategies for all types of clients, including commercial and government
agencies. He is a member of various actuarial and financial organizations in the Portland area.

Professional Development Credits available by attending this session

(hosted through the PNW Chapter of ISCEBS)
Qualifies for 1 CEBS continuing professional education (CPE) credit
Requested 1 PDC toward SHRM-CP and SHRMSCP recertification
Requested 1 HR (General)  recertification credit hour toward aPHR™, aPHRi™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™ and SPHRi™recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®)

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | 11:45 – 1:00 Pacific