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Updated 2/23/2017

Global Benefits

Why Employers Care

As companies expand operations globally, they are developing strategies to enable seamless operations in all aspects of the business, including benefits. Employers are increasingly seeing the value of developing global benefits policies in part, to ensure global consistency, internal equity, and consistent external competitive positioning. Governance and the establishment of a clear framework for decision making and accountability are also noted as critical elements by multinational employers who have developed global benefits philosophies and practices.

What Can Employers Do?

Employers and health benefits staff specifically can work to align international benefit programs to the company's global philosophy, develop a consistent approval process for managing benefit changes, examine the approaches used to communicate information about benefits globally, and develop quality improvement measures to support the ongoing development of a global benefits strategy.

Global Business Group on Health Resources

ACA Implications
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Brokers and Consultants
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Cost Management
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  • Tracking Costs Globally — March 21, 2014 Global locked secured document
    (Entire Document — Please note: This document is large and may take time to fully load.) GBGH developed a series of resources to support large employer cost management efforts globally. This product incorporates three different tools: a chart outlining strategies for employers to conduct "cost containment" exercises globally, survey findings about global containment processes and procedures among GBGH members, and four case studies of current company efforts to track health care spend internationally.

    Employer Case Study Excel Spreadsheets:

    • Case Study A: Cost Collection Template — March 21, 2014 Global locked secured document

      Company A used this Excel spreadsheet/template to collect data about corporate spend (statutory benefits, retirement, death, disability, health and dental, etc.) globally.

    • Case Study B.1: Medical Spend — March 21, 2014 Global locked secured document

      Company B used this Excel spreadsheet/template to collect data about global medical spend for active employees and retirees.

    • Case Study B.2: Cost Spreadsheet — March 21, 2014 Global locked secured document

      Company B used this Excel spreadsheet/template to collect data about global health and welfare spend for active employees and retirees.

    • Case Study C: Health and Welfare Costs & Medical Costs — March 21, 2014Global locked secured document

      Company C used this Excel spreadsheet/template to collect data about global health and welfare spend.

    • Case Study D: Benefit Spend and Details — March 21, 2014 Global locked secured document
      Company D used this Excel spreadsheet/template to collect data about corporate spend (statutory benefits, retirement, death, disability, health and dental, etc.) globally.

Country and Region Specific-Benefits Benchmarking
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  • Benefits Benchmarking Survey Results
    These survey reports contain information about benefits, plan design, costs and areas of focus among GBGH member companies with operations in GBGH target countries. To ease member burden, GBGH concentrates on a different country each quarter.

Data and Metrics
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Employee Engagement
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Governance
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Strategy
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Structure
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Other
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