Acquisition Solutions for Small Business



Our client maintains a fully-insured comprehensive benefits program for 120 active employees that reside primarily in three states in the Midwest.

The Business Challenge

  • Business acquisition required employee benefits due diligence analysis for purchase of 100 employee subsidiary “target” group within 30 days of project start date
  • New plan design required at comparable cost for target group on acquisition date with no disruption

The Touchstone Solution

  • Assembled data from disparate sources necessary to complete the project
  • Developed a comprehensive migration plan for each employee benefit option, detailing costs and implications of each option within the 30 day project timeline
  • Analyzed potential legal “pitfalls” including gaps in coverage
  • Negotiated contracts with benefit vendors and solidified proposals for acceptable benefits
  • Worked with vendors to implement each plan coverage and enrolled target employees within 60 days from the project start date


  • A comparable and competitive benefits programs was rolled out on the acquisition date with no disruption
  • Client was able to take over target company on acquisition date with no business interruption
  • Costs for comparable coverage were lower than pre-acquisition costs
  • Upon renewal of the benefits, a 0% renewal increase was negotiated with the medical vendor


We Listen, Analyze, find Solutions and Partner for Action…. That’s the Touchstone Approach.