Since the passage of the 2010 healthcare reform law, worksite health and medical clinics have seen modest but steady increases in popularity among large U.S. employers, according to a new study published Tuesday by Mercer.
New York-based Mercer's most recent National Survey of Employer-Sponsored Health Plans, released in November 2012 indicated 37% of firms with 5,000 or more employees reported they offer occupational and/or primary care services through an on-site clinic, compared with 32% in 2010. Another 15% indicated they are considering installing a clinic within the next two years.
On-site clinics were slightly less popular with midsize employers. Approximately 30% of employers with more than 500 employees said they currently offer on-site clinical services, while 9% said they may begin offering on-site occupational health services, and 15% said they are considering offering primary healthcare services by 2014.