2017 Hong Kong Employee Health & Benefits survey

2017 Hong Kong Employee Health & Benefits survey

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2017 Hong Kong Employee Health & Benefits Survey
Calendar30 April 2018

Understand employee benefits trends in Hong Kong

2017 Hong Kong Employee Health and Benefits Survey Key Findings. Mercer Marsh Benefits has been conducting this survey of employer-sponsored medical and risk benefits in Hong Kong since 1987.



Three Core Sections




Medical Benefits


Risk Benefits



  • Critical Illness is gaining popularity – market prevalence has increased from 4% to 7% in 2017
  • Introduction of different standalone CI plans by more insurers, employers are implementing plan as an employer-paid or voluntary benefit
  • Continue increase in the market prevalence of TPD & AD&D
  • 36 X BMS is the most common coverage amount, except for CI (usually less than 24 x BMS or flat sum insured)
  • 72% employers provide only one risk benefit plan to all levels of employees

Cost containment measures used by employers

  • 60% of participants have undertaken the below cost-containment measures
  • Only 33% believe measures were effective 


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