Timely blogs from our Mercer Marsh Benefits professionals on the issues and trends that affect your business – and your bottom line.


Self Funding: How Can We Make It More Effective?

Posted by Mun Kiat Ho Monday, March 12, 2018

Self-funding, or self-insurance, as it is often called, has been around for some time. It is a funding arrangement through which an employer assumes direct financial responsibility for the costs of an employee’s medical claims. Typically, when an employer sponsors self-funded plans, they would contract with a third party administrator (TPA) or insurer, who will provide administrative services for such a plan.

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Vulnerability of Employee Medical Data More Evident with the Rise of Cyber Crime

Posted by Joan Collar Tuesday, February 13, 2018

There's a good chance that anyone with a computer, laptop or mobile device is most likely aware of the major cyber-attack that took place in May this year - the WannaCry ransomware.  Hitting hospitals, government agencies and other organizations, this attack held 230,000 computers hostage with a ransom demand of US$300-US$600 in bitcoin payments.

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Ensuring the Long Term Sustainability of Employee Benefits Programs

Posted by Mun Kiat Ho Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Risk managers in today’s disruptive and tech-driven era face a fundamental conundrum: Having to do more with lesser resources.

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