Puzzle pieces As with other benefit plans, the buyer should compare its health plans to the seller’s and consider whether adjustments should be made to reduce any discrepancies. (Image: Shutterstock)

Integrating the employee benefits of the acquired employees following an acquisition is of critical importance, but it can be a difficult task for a buyer of a business from legal, administrative and employee relations perspectives. When buyer and seller wish to combine operations, assimilating the newly acquired employees into the new environment requires coordination with payroll, HR and other components of the buyer’s business.

Making the transition a smooth one requires careful consideration and planning. Below are some important benefits issues that organizations should consider in connection with an acquisition.

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