A benefits consulting and brokerage firm has opened an office in the Washington area.

Corporate Synergies Inc., Mount Laurel, N.J., has located the new office on Little Patuxent Parkway in Columbia, Md.

Corporate Synergies now employs about 250 people. In addition to the offices in Mount Laurel and Washington, it has offices in Paramus, N.J., New York; Garden City, N.Y.; and King of Prussia, Pa.

The Columbia office will serve existing clients and new clients in the capital area, Corporate Synergies says.