“With the right technology, data analytics and health and wellbeing proposition, it’s possible to tackle the underlying causes of rising medical costs and improve the health and happiness of employees.”


As the Health and Benefits Business Leader at Mercer Marsh Benefits in Hong Kong, Richard Roper leads a deeply knowledgeable team to tackle the underlying issues that can improve employee health, and share this with their clients. With nearly three decades’ experience in the insurance industry, he knows that a company’s health benefits can be transformational: rewarding people for good behavior in a way that really impacts their lives, rather than just their work life.


At Mercer, his team’s purpose includes insurance: but he wishes people knew that Mercer does so much more than insurance. The Mercer Hong Kong team goes beyond finding the most appropriate and cost-effective deal for their customers: they offer consultancy and advice to make sure their clients are improving the employee experience and maximizing their ability to attract and retain employees.


That’s why he’s proud to lead Health and Benefits at Mercer Marsh Benefits: because improving the health and benefits of their clients is impactful far beyond the workplace. Richard spends his spare time working on his own health and happiness.  As a keen triathlete Richard explores Hong Kong on foot, by bicycle and in the water and when he isn’t cycling, swimming or running he’s preparing new magic tricks to entertain his family at their next annual year-end magic show.

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