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Heffernan Insurance Brokers' Portland Branch Recognized as 2014 Healthiest Employer by the Portland Business Journal

PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, has been recognized as one of Oregon's Healthiest Employers, an awards program presented by the Portland Business Journal. Heffernan's Portland branch ranked #2 in 2014 in the midsize company category.

Select employers from the area were named winners of the awards program, held October 23, 2014 at the Sentinel Hotel in downtown Portland. Before the awards ceremony, a panel discussion titled "A journey of wellness; how to move the needle of culture and health" touched on what wellness really means in today's workforce, creating a culture of health for your employees and improving your bottom line. About 400 business leaders attended the event, making it the largest such wellness program the Portland Business Journal has yet hosted.

Winning organizations provide the area's top health and wellness programs to their employees and were honored for their commitment to employee health. Heffernan employees have access to one-on-one personalized fitness consultations, as well as programs focusing on issues that impact health, including tobacco cessation, stress management, and relaxation techniques. The company also encourages its employees to be active in the community by participating in various wellness activities and volunteer events.

"We're excited to be recognized as one of Oregon's Healthiest Employers," said Tim Nielsen, Managing Vice President of Heffernan's Portland branch.  "With the assistance of our Wellness Director, Adam Cox, Heffernan employees enjoy and live a healthier life."

About Heffernan Insurance Brokers
Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides insurance and financial services products to a range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., Heffernan has offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Menlo Park, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO; Long Island and New York, NY.

Employee-owned, Heffernan Insurance Brokers was named the Top Mid-Sized Broker in the United States to Work for in 2009 by Business Insurance Magazine. The firm has been among the Top Greater Bay Area Philanthropists since 2003, donating more than 10 percent of profits to charity in 2013.

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