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Heffernan Insurance Brokers Joins Global Broker Network, UNISONBrokers

SAN FRANCISCO, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest independent brokerage firms in the United States, is pleased to announce it has joined German-based UNISONBrokers, a global broker network, in order to facilitate its placement and servicing of insurance business in foreign countries.

Unison, headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, is one of the largest independent networks of mid-sized insurance brokers, specializing in international insurance programs and solutions for all significant industrial regions worldwide.

Mary Castiglia, Senior Vice President at Heffernan, will attend UNISONBrokers' 6th Annual International Conference in Hamburg on May 26 and 27th as the network's Northern California representative.

"We are thrilled to be a member of the UNISONBrokers' network," said Castiglia.  "It's a great way to offer our tech and international mid-market clients a tailored, international solution often available only to larger companies."

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, formed in 1988, is one of the largest independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States. Heffernan provides comprehensive insurance and financial services products to a wide range of businesses and individuals. Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Heffernan has additional offices in San Francisco, Petaluma, Palo Alto, Los Angeles, and Orange, California; Portland, Oregon; Chesterfield, Missouri and New York, New York.

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 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities.  Each of the firm's 420 employees is granted four paid days off per year to volunteer their time at a local nonprofit.  The Heffernan Group provides a Workplace Wellness program for all employees and many participate in active volunteering events such as the Avon Breast Cancer Walk and Best Buddies Hearst Castle Challenge bike ride.

For more information, please visit or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.

SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers