Morneau Shepell has completed the acquisition of the U.S. health and welfare benefits administration business of Ceridian.

“As one of the largest benefits administration providers in the U.S., this acquisition reaffirms our commitment to grow our operations and service offering in this highly important market,” says Jared Kesler Smith, senior vice-president, business development, U.S. region, with Morneau Shepell.

Read: Morneau Shepell to buy Ceridian division

More than 100 benefits administration professionals from Ceridian have joined Morneau Shepell.

Sixty-five Ceridian clients, ranging from small businesses with several hundred employees to businesses with very large employee bases, will see their services continued uninterrupted under the Morneau Shepell banner.

In addition to the existing Morneau Shepell offices in the United States, this transaction will extend the company’s U.S. presence by adding offices in St. Petersburg and Salt Lake City.

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