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Healthy Wealthy and Work-Wise | Mercer

Healthy, Wealthy and Work-wise

Health is Vital to Wealth

Healthy, Wealthy and Work-Wise is Mercer’s initiative that equips all decision makers – governments, employers and individuals – with the insights, data and technology-driven solutions needed to create personalized plans and benefits to meet all employee’s needs. We are bringing together experts to help people around the world live the life they want to today, and secure the quality of life they desire tomorrow. 

Mercer’s Healthy, Wealthy and Work-Wise: The New Imperatives for Financial Security examines the forces profoundly impacting how people live, work and save. Download the global and country research reports to see where financial security risks are the greatest. The research was conducted in 12 countries, with 7,000 adults and 600 senior leaders from private and government sectors and identifies critical imperatives for financial security in the areas of health, action, technology and structures. 

Join us to explore what leaders believe will be the biggest advancements impacting how people live, work and save — including structural and technological changes needed to address the financial security gap of at-risk segments.

Health is Vital to Wealth



Our latest paper, Health is Vital to Wealth looks into how companies can support the health of an aging workforce. Download the paper here.

Companies are going to need older employees to meet talent shortages and to share their unique combination of knowledge, skills and experience. Since older workers will be a key part of the workforce in the decades to come, they must safeguard their most important asset – their health.

“Health is particularly important when relying on staying healthy to work as long as necessary – and when it comes to enjoying a desired quality of life in later years”

– Renée McGowan,
CEO, Asia

  • 44% of Dutch respondents say they are at least somewhat stressed about their financial situation.
  • 33% of Dutch respondents say their personal health causes them stress over their financial security.
  • Individuals ranked health the number one priority for a good lifestyle in retirement.
  • Business leaders, by contrast, ranked personal savings as most important and ranked health much lower (in fifth place)

Technology: Driving a Revolution in Financial Fitness 

The future of financial security is digital.

We have been exploring the role technology can play in boosting savings. Our paper can be downloaded hereTechnology: Driving a Revolution in Financial Fitness, examines why smart companies are using technology to deliver an employee experience that empowers the workforce and improves the physical and financial well-being of individual employees and their families.

Time to Retire Retirement

With increasing life expectancies around the world, the customary retirement age is becoming a thing of the past. People are expecting to work well past traditional retirement ages – whether to cover living expenses or to maintain a sense of purpose and meaning in their later years.

Online financial tools are flourishing

  • 48% of people in The Netherlands don’t expect to retire at all, or expect to continue working in their later years.
  • 20% is confident they will be able to work as long as they desire. 
  • Only 29% of Dutch individuals describe their health as “excellent” or “very good” as it relates to their ability to perform on the job.

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