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Support all aspects of employee wellbeing by investing in fiscally sound health and retirement benefits.

Buck offers county governments comprehensive HR, retirement (pension and defined contribution), and employee benefits consulting services. We’ve helped to secure the wellbeing of public sector employees and retirees for more than 100 years and our mission is to provide county employees with retirement security and sound healthcare benefits at a cost that is in line with your budget.

We understand the impact benefits related decisions have on your people and will help you to implement sustainable solutions that promote workforce wellbeing, reward employees for their service, and maximize your HR investment.

Rooted in our approach, is a commitment to:

  • Protect the health and financial wellbeing of your organization and your people
  • Manage risk to improve predictability
  • Implement sustainable solutions that are responsive to market shifts
  • Educate your employees, retirees, and members so they maximize their benefits package and become well informed consumers

Our public sector team of health and retirement actuaries and consultants, leverage industry best-practices and deliver actionable insights, so you can respond quickly and effectively to ever-changing workforce demographics and economic cycles. We develop programs that support all aspects of employee health and financial wellbeing, and this can lower absenteeism, reduce employee healthcare costs, and lead to better engagement. To assist with employee attraction and retention, our award-winning employee communications team can also help you strengthen the bond between you and your employees, retirees, and members.

We’ve worked with more than 200 public sector clients across 40 states, ranging from rural counties to the largest urban county in the country. What sets us apart is our consultative, high-touch approach, experience navigating the dynamic and complex structure of county government administration and working with elected officials. Our consultants bring best-in-class service, on-time deliverables, and a true partnership mentality. With an average client tenure of 18 years, we believe this is a testament to our commitment and the quality of our work.

About Buck

Buck is an integrated HR, retirement, and employee benefits consulting, technology, and administration services firm. Founded in 1916 as an actuarial consultancy, we’ve evolved to serve organizations and trustees across the health, wealth, and career spectrum.

With the ultimate goal of securing the futures of our clients’ employees and members, we develop tech-enabled programs that engage individuals and drive organizational performance. Our award-winning engagement solutions and people-first approach empower the world’s most forward-thinking organizations to protect the physical and financial wellbeing of their employees and members and improve how their people work and live. For more information, visit www.buck.com/publicsector.

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On-demand webinar: An actuarial perspective on asset return assumption and why it matters for public pensions

The average expected return on asset assumption has been on the decline in recent years. Join us for a discussion on the role actuaries play in determining this assumption, the rules governing these opinions, and the impact on pension liabilities. 

Case study: Engaging 100,000 public employees with their benefits (County of Los Angeles, California)

Case study: Protecting paychecks and enhancing programs (DeKalb County, Georgia)

Survey: Employee Wellbeing and Voluntary Benefits Survey

Buck’s third biennial employee Wellbeing and Voluntary Benefits Survey explores employee wellbeing and how U.S. employers rate the financial, social, physical, and mental health of their workforce. The report also offers insight into how organizations are using voluntary benefits to support employee wellbeing, enhance benefit programs, and attract and retain talent.

For the first time, the research was supplemented with a sample of employees working for large U.S. employers, so it is possible to compare the views of the employee — the ultimate “consumer” of wellbeing and benefit programs — with HR decision-makers. 

Contact Us

To learn how Buck’s public sector expertise can help to drive desired outcomes for your county, contact Brett Haywood at Brett.Haywood@buck.com or Mike Leskanic at Mike.Leskanic@Buck.com

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