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Case studies

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

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

Organizational Capability

Learn how our five-year workforce strategy helped a large chemical company achieve its international growth and hiring targets.


Project Management

Find out how our project management support is keeping a significant total rewards initiative running smoothly.

Financial ServicesUS

Workforce Strategy

Discover how our creative approach to an international relocation contributed to the overall success of a company's new centralized leadership organization.

Oil and GasUS

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.


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.


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

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

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

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

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.

Electronic manufacturing
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.

Wire and cable
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.

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

Onsite Clinic Strategic Planning

Learn how we helped a large home appliance manufacturer maximize the effectiveness of its onsite clinic strategy and better integrate the clinics into its overall culture of health.


On-site Clinic Evaluation

Find out how we helped Glatfelter determine whether its growing annual spend for an on-site clinic was worth the investment.

Paper and Paper ProductsUS

Clinical Audits - Employer

Discover how we helped an employer assess the effectiveness of its care management strategy.


Clinical Audits - Health Plan

Read how we helped a health plan ensure its medical management administration met the highest quality standards.

Public SectorUS
Health and Productivity

Reducing total claims costs with RightOpt®

Learn how Church & Dwight reintroduced choice to its employees and experienced an 11% reduction in total claims costs.

Consumer GoodsUS
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.

Mobile communications
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
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

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

Pension scheme de-risking

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

General financial
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

Actuarial Services

Learn how a fixed contribution rate for five years helped reign in pension plan contribution volatility at the City of Milwaukee.

Public SectorUS

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