Eric Bassett

Senior Partner, Mercer

Eric Bassett is a Senior Partner and the leader of Mercer's National Association and Multiple Employer Team. Eric works with clients in all areas of health care and group benefits with particular emphasis on health care strategies, delivery system capabilities, defined contribution, and consumerism.

Eric began his 33-year health care career working for health care vendors. He has led cross-functional teams involved in the development of rural managed care strategies, integration of legacy networks and systems, physician profiling and implementation of open access networks and systems. 

Eric began his consulting career with Mercer 22 years ago working with some of Mercer's largest clients. Eric's consulting experience includes:

  • Developing health care strategies that support overall business objectives and providing a framework for benefits decision-making.
  • Study of best practices for health care services purchasing for consumers and providers.
  • Developing and managing health improvement, disease and demand management programs.
  • Chronic PCMH program design and development.
  • Working with management and labor during collective bargaining.
  • Integrating and consolidating benefit plans for mergers and acquisitions.
  • Working closely with corporate committees to facilitate decision-making.
  • Active and retiree exchange strategy and design.
  • Working with Associations and Group Purchasing Cooperatives