Marsh & McLennan Firms Combine Health Care, Group Benefits Ops.

October 3, 2005 ( - Marsh and Mercer Human Resource Consulting have together launched Mercer Health & Benefits LLC, a new enterprise that combines their respective health care and group benefits operations, the companies have announced.

A news release said that the new entity is licensed to operate in all 50 states and will offer advisory and transactional services for every segment of the health and group benefits marketplace.  Both Marsh and Mercer Human Resource Consulting are units of Marsh & McLennan Companies.

The announcement said that Bernard Morency will serve as global business leader of Mercer Health & Benefits while Robert O’Brien is the US business leader.

“The new business is designed to serve clients based on size, geographic location, service requirements, buying style, and unique needs, offering a broad array of services and pricing options,” Morency said in the news release.

According to the announcement, clients will be able to take advantage of the new firm’s:

  • expertise with a group of senior consultants with decades of benefits experience
  • innovation with clients given access to “a broad and deep reservoir of intellectual capital”
  • leverage with the collective client buying power allowing the company to offer “improved pricing and greater accountability from clients’ service providers.”

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