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Morneau Shepell Acquires Bensinger, DuPont & Associates

Issued by: Morneau Shepell Inc.

Date: Dec. 1, 2015

Leading provider of employee assistance programs, problem gambling services and drug testing management integral to North American-based company’s US expansion

CHICAGO, IL, December 1, 2015 – Bensinger, DuPont & Associates (BDA), a leader in Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs), problem gambling services and drug testing management, today announced that it has been acquired by Morneau Shepell, a leading provider of EAPs, human resources consulting and technology.

“Joining Morneau Shepell is a solid step forward for the growth of our company, the services we provide our clients and increased opportunity for our employees,” said Peter Bensinger, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bensinger, DuPont & Associates. “Not only will this be a seamless transition for our clients, but it will allow us to expand our service offerings with Morneau Shepell’s clinical best practices, technology and worldwide presence.”

A North American leader in employee assistance programs and health and benefits administration, consulting and services, Morneau Shepell currently has offices in Atlanta, Pittsburgh, St. Petersburg and Salt Lake City. This transaction will extend the Company’s US presence by adding offices in Chicago and San Diego.

“This acquisition affirms our commitment to expand our operations and service offerings globally, with a particular emphasis on the US market,” said Stephen Liptrap, Executive Vice President, Morneau Shepell. “Workplace issues are increasingly complex and organizations are looking to experts for assistance. As a result of this deal, we are pleased to welcome a talented team of specialists who will help drive our continued growth and meet the unique and ever-evolving needs of our clients.”

More than 75 highly experienced professionals from BDA have joined Morneau Shepell including Peter Bensinger, BDA President and Chief Executive Officer, and Marie Apke, BDA Chief Operating Officer. With the purchase, all BDA clients will see their services continued uninterrupted. These clients will work with the same team members who know them, their business and their needs.

About Bensinger, DuPont & Associates
Bensinger, DuPont & Associates promotes healthy outcomes for the workplace, employees, individuals and their families. Originally founded to provide Drug-Free Workplace consultation and policy development in 1982, BDA began offering employee assistance services in 1986. Today, it is one of the largest EAPs in the nation, serving approximately 10 million lives. BDA also provides innovative problem gambling services, serving 11 states, drug testing management services and customized help lines. This comprehensive portfolio of offerings illustrates its commitment to helping people navigate life’s challenges and supporting organizations’ focus on healthy, sustainable business practices. For more information, visit

About Morneau Shepell Inc.
Monroe Shepell is a North American company with global reach offering an integrative approach to health, benefits, retirement and employee assistance needs. In the US, Morneau Shepell provides expertise in plan administration, retirement solutions and billing management with a highly flexible technology platform that improves its clients’ performance. With nearly 50 years of experience, the Company has almost 4,000 employees and serves approximately 20,000 clients ranging from health plans, small businesses, large corporations, associations, unions, and local and state governments. For more information, visit


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