Mercer Teams-Up with Rethink Benefits: Helps children suffering with developmental disabilities

By CIOReview | Friday, April 1, 2016

NEW YORK, NY: Consulting Service provider, Mercer has recently acknowledged its collaboration with Rethink Benefits to offer employers and their working parent workforce with tools and resources to provide treatment for children suffering with developmental disabilities such as autism. Rethink is a health technology provider of research-based resources and tools to empower individuals with developmental disabilities and those who support them.

Rethink offers members access to their online family-support solution that includes comprehensive video-based treatment program, sophisticated behavior intervention planning tools, individualized assessments and access to remote, coupled with clinician-led consultation for personalized treatment. It automatically generates data-based reports tracking all interactions, from caregiver utilization to individual progress and helps robust case management and data analytics capabilities. Before this formal collaboration, both Mercer and Rethink have worked together on a number of client engagements.

The new collaboration will combine Mercer's world class health benefits consulting capabilities and market reach with Rethink's pioneering health technology and evidence-based clinical guidance platform. “One out of six children in the US is diagnosed with a developmental disability," says Dr. David Kaplan, Senior Partner and Leader, Mercer’s Health Innovation LABS.

Furthermore, both the companies are going to host a webinar on 19th April 2016 with a theme “Are you doing enough to support your employees who are caring for a child with special needs?” in the leadership of Rethink’s clinical expert and Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Dr. Patricia Wright and Mercer’s Dr. David Kaplan, Pediatrician, Senior Partner and leader of the Mercer Health Innovation LABS.

The webinar will cover critical issues like childhood developmental diseases and its impact, the life-long impact on employees who are caring for a child with special needs, de-stigmatizing care and delivering solutions for children with developmental disabilities.