Employee Benefits Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions

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Written by Allison Loehman | February 12, 2019

As of September 2018, merger and acquisition deals involving American companies reported a value of $1.3 trillion and represented 40% of all global M&A activity — putting 2018 on pace to break records for corporate consolidation.

Mammoth agreements like Cigna Group’s acquisition of Express Scripts Holding Co. and Keurig Green Mountain Inc’s merge with Dr Pepper Snapple Group are just two examples of the wave of M&A touching companies and industries of all shapes and sizes.

But once the ink dries on the M&A agreement, resource-strapped HR departments often find themselves faced with an overwhelming task. They must unite new and existing employees around a common benefit offering that will likely represent change for all. This requires HR professionals to carefully analyze needs, build the right benefits package and have an infrastructure to support roll-out and employee education.

Watch our one-hour webinar for a deep-dive into common employee benefits issues raised in mergers and acquisitions.

This webinar was held on February 19, 2019, hosted by ERISA attorney, Larry Grudzien.

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Employee Benefits Issues in Mergers & Acquisitions

Whether you have previously experienced, are currently going through, or want to prepare for a merger and acquisition event, this webinar will help alleviate the stress placed on HR leaders by discussing the following:

  • Types of Transactions
  • Steps to consider in getting ready
  • Effects on benefit programs
    • Health plans
    • Retirement plans
    • Controlled group issues
    • Executive plans
    • Management issues
  • Employee benefits due diligence checklist
  • Summary of actions
Webinar Slides

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Webinar Recording:

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For many human resources professionals, an M&A project may present itself only once or twice during an entire career. However, these events are routine in our world, and we are here to help navigate. If you want to chat about ways to harmonize benefits administration following an M&A event, schedule fifteen minutes to speak with one of our consultants today.

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