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Whether our clients need to improve the performance of their HR function, control human capital costs, build an innovative global workforce, or comply with legislative and regulatory mandates, Buck can help. Our case studies showcase how we've delivered creative solutions to our clients' real-life HR, benefits, and business challenges.

PracticeBuck's solutionsIndustryRegion
Administration

Complex consolidation of pension schemes


Discover how we provided a successful transition of active members of a manufacturing company from a defined benefit scheme into a defined contribution arrangement.

Industrials/ ManufacturingUK
Communication

Improving wellness through social media


Find out how we helped retailer Aeropostale increase enrollment in the company’s maternity care management program and provide ongoing education for healthy babies and moms.

RetailUS
Communication

Communicating change through social media and games


Discover how we helped a large agricultural producer used social media and gamification to help employees understand a complex new benefits plan.

AgricultureUS
Communication

Increasing employee benefits participation


Read how Greene King, a leading UK pub and brewing company, engaged Buck to improve employee communication for their benefits package following an internal attitude survey highlighting dissatisfaction in this area.

Consumer services/ RestaurantUK
Communication

Increasing enrollment while promoting wellness


Read how we helped this grocery retailer communicate annual enrollment information and benefit updates to its associates in a more engaging and relevant way.

Consumer services/ Food retailers and wholesalersUS
Communication

Implementing effective retirement benefit change communications


Discover why this leading automotive industry manufacturer called upon Buck to develop a communication and change strategy, create a detailed work plan, and provide assistance with project execution.

Consumer goods/ TiresUS
Communication

Gaining trust through effective communication


Find out how we helped Delta Airlines implement an emergence-from-bankruptcy communication strategy designed to rebuild employee trust and engagement.

Consumer services/ AirlinesUS
Communication

Effectively introducing a high deductible health plan and Health Savings Accounts


Learn how we helped this hospitality and entertainment company reshape their benefit program by capturing the attention of employees and by creatively educating them about health care reform changes, their new medical plan options, and the need to actively enroll.

Hospitality/ EntertainmentUS
Global Consulting and Strategy

Engaging local markets for a better global result


Learn how Buck's comprehensive audit led to the creation of a successful global benefits strategy for a leading multinational electronics manufacturer.

Industrials/
Electronic manufacturing
US
Global Consulting and Strategy

Mitigating the financial risks of mergers and acquisitions


Read how we conducted due diligence for a worldwide cable and wire company to examine the potential financial risks and pitfalls of a cross border acquisition.

Industrials/
Wire and cable
US
Global Consulting and Strategy

Abiding by complex IRS rules


Discover how we helped a large energy multinational manage imputed income for foreign employees working in the United States.

Utilities/ EnergyUS
Global Investment Advisors

Asset liability management


Learn how we helped a long-term actuarial client understand the financial risks that the pension plan posed to its organization and ensure the benefit security of its plan participants.

N/AUS
Global Technology and Delivery Solutions

Cutting costs while extending the total severance period


Find out why a Fortune 500 manufacturing corporation hired Buck to assist with the design of its severance packages.

Industrials/ ManufacturingUS
Health and Productivity

Evolving an outsourced absence management program


Learn how our team worked with this wireless communications firm to develop a series of advanced strategies to deliver stronger attendance and absence control.

Communications/
Mobile communications
US
Health and Productivity

Effectively reduce your health care costs and plan expenses through dependent eligibility verification (DEV)


Read how we helped this energy company validate the eligibility status of their employee and dependent benefits.

Utilities/ EnergyUS
Health and Productivity

Improving the mental health of your workforce


Understand how Buck conducted a thorough review and audit of a manufacturing company's Employee Assistance Program's clinical processes, capabilities, and outcomes.

Industrials/ ManufacturingUS
Health and Productivity

Medical management performance evaluation and audit identify cost-saving opportunities and program improvements


Learn how United Health Services used our auditing services to compare the medical management performance of their two current health plans and evaluate their vendors' performance.

Health care/
Health care providers
US
Health and Productivity/ Communication

Using an integrated approach to control health care costs and improve employee wellness


Understand how Buck worked with York International on a new approach to control their spiraling health care costs — one that focused on a corporate health strategy rather than simply a benefits strategy.

Consumer goods/ Household and commercial productsUS
Retirement/ Communication

Retirement program changes with the times


Uncover how we helped an insurance organization establish goals, objectives, and ultimately a new design for its future retirement programs.

Financial/ InsuranceUS
Retirement

Delivering auto-enrolment design requirements


Read how we restructured the pension fund of one of the largest privately-owned fashion retailers in the UK to reduce risk, manage costs, and ensure compliance with auto-enrolment.

Consumer goods/ Personal goodsUK
Retirement

Pension scheme de-risking


Learn how we improved security for members at a large, UK-based financial services firm by removing pension scheme risk.

Financial/
General financial
UK
Talent and HR Solutions/ Communication

Unilever's global online total rewards portal


Discover how Unilever worked with Buck to develop and deliver a personalized online total reward statement to its worldwide management population to instill a stronger culture of performance and a stronger link between performance and reward in its workforce.

Consumer goodsUS
Talent and HR Solutions

How the Hudson's Bay Company (Hbc) found ROI in employee communications


Read how we helped Hbc, Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer, introduce online payslips through a new easy-to-use technology tool.

Consumer goods/ General retailCanada
Talent and HR Solutions

Increase employee engagement through a strategic total rewards portal


Understand how our portal solution, coupled with our communication expertise, delivered a platform through which this consumer products company could efficiently communicate changes, deliver desired messages, and support informed decision-making to their employees.

Consumer goodsUS
Talent and HR Solutions

Death benefit process re-engineering


Learn how this financial services company engaged Buck's Vendor Management and Oversight team to develop a comprehensive approach to manage their numerous HR service providers and perform an on-site review of their death benefit service provider to analyze their processes for administering claims.

Financial servicesUS

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