Mercer Broker Lisa Wurster Recognized as a 2019 Employee Benefits Power Broker

Lisa Wurster, CEBS, SPHR
Mercer, Indianapolis

Lisa Wurster, Principal, Mercer

Lisa Wurster can come up with a strategic solution for any complicated situation. Her work for a national sports marketing company is a great example.

Tasked with harmonizing benefit plan designs and establishing a common administration platform for the company’s six different business units, Wurster came through in fine style.

The task was incredibly complex: each business unit had different plan offerings, plan designs, employer cost-share structure and renewal dates.

Wurster’s solution brought all the business units onto the same program, improved the enrollment process and increased the value of the benefit plan designs — and she did it all while saving the client 9 percent.

Another client is a nonprofit health system in the Midwest, which really needed to be conscious of spending when shopping for its health plan.

“She saved us hundreds of thousands. For someone running on a shoestring budget like us, it’s super helpful,” said the health system’s vice president of compensation and benefits. “She’s also really fun. She’s someone we all really like working with.”

Yet another health system uses its benefit structure as a differentiator to attract and retain the best employees. “We’re in a war for talent,” the director of compensation and benefits said plainly.

Wurster gave them the plan option they asked for and an analysis of market options.

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