Merck Health Insurance

Updated Jul 21, 2014

60 of 60 employees reported this benefit.


Medical, vision, life, and short- and long-term disability insurance are available to eligible Merck employees. Wellness programs, prescription drug plans, and Flexible Savings Accounts are also available.

This information about the Health Insurance benefit at Merck is the result of research by Glassdoor editorial staff, and was not provided directly by a representative of Merck. The description here may not reflect the current Merck Health Insurance benefit.

This benefit is offered to US-based employees

Employee Comments

  • Jul 25, 2015
    Current Post Doctoral Research Fellow in Boston, Massachusetts

    2 health care options which is nice, BCBS and Aetna. Reasonably priced and lots of doctors in network.

  • Jul 09, 2015
    Current Research Scientist in Rahway, New Jersey

    Fairly low premiums compared to other companies, but plan deductibles has increased sharply over the past two years.

  • Jul 09, 2015
    Former IT Professional in West Point, Pennsylvania

    Merck's health insurance is very reasonable price-wise. Twenty years ago, it was much cheaper, but the cost of everything has gone up since then.

  • Jul 08, 2015
    Former Employee in Kenilworth, New Jersey

    It's decent but has gone downhill over the last several years as the company had cut back while asking for more $$ from the employees to cover costs

  • May 26, 2015
    Former Employee in Whitehouse, New Jersey

    Due to the Affordable Care Act, many companies health plans are similar - but this one is in a upper tier however it does come with cost to employee.

  • Apr 23, 2015
    Current Associate Director, IT in West Point, Pennsylvania

    Premium keeps increasing, and have to pay more out of pocket than we used to. HMOs not offered anymore.

  • Apr 09, 2015
    Current Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs in North Wales, Pennsylvania

    No longer offers HMO option. Only PPO options are available with the best coverage being an 80/20. As a parent with small children, this can rack up substantial costs. Maternity care alone from childbirth cost thousands out of pocket.

  • Feb 07, 2015
    Current Employee in Kenilworth, New Jersey

    Costs tend to inch up each year but this is the trend across the industry.

  • Jan 22, 2015
    Current Employee in West Point, Pennsylvania

    Benefits continue to decline, cost of benefits continues to increase

  • Jan 17, 2015
    Current Director IT in San Juan, Puerto Rico

    As a expected from a pharma co

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