Employee benefits issues may not be at the top of the agenda before, during, and after a major merger and acquisition, but handling benefits-related challenges are vital to a successful transition.

Defined benefit pension liabilities, retiree medical program liabilities, the Affordable Care Act and other benefit compliance issues are some of the most significant financial risks that can be uncovered during diligence.

On the strategic side, benefit levels can be a major decision point when it comes to how to treat a newly restructured company. On the tactical side, moving tens, hundreds, or thousands of new people onto existing or revised systems will have long-lasting ramifications.

IFS specializes in reviewing the current employee benefits structure of both companies. We will then offer an analytics-based strategy to help you move forward with the best game plan!