Heffernan merges with California broker

Heffernan merges with California broker | Insurance Business America

Heffernan merges with California broker

Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerages in the US, has expanded its California presence by merging with Sierra Insurance Associates, a firm headquartered in Truckee, Calif.

Kevin Murphy, president of Sierra Insurance Associates, and his team have joined Heffernan Insurance Brokers, making Sierra Heffernan’s ninth California location. Murphy has more than 30 years of insurance industry experience in Truckee and the North Lake Tahoe, Calif., market and throughout California and Nevada. Sierra Insurance Associates, founded in 1998, specializes in commercial insurance, personal insurance, and employee benefits.

“As part of our growth strategy and to expand offerings, Sierra Insurance sought a partnership with a private company having tremendous reputation, markets, professionalism and value-added services,” said Murphy, who has been named senior vice president of Heffernan Insurance Brokers. “We cannot be more excited than having found Heffernan Insurance Brokers and thus merging Sierra Insurance Brokers within Heffernan. All of our clients will experience an amazing increase in broker services, professionalism, and pricing. I’ve personally met with each of the leaders of Heffernan Insurance Brokers, and I cannot be more honored to join this prestigious firm as the Truckee office continues to expand and assist our region with all insurance programs, be they commercial, personal, life and health insurance.”

“We are confident that the team’s extensive knowledge of the industry, coupled with the access to an array of solutions to fulfill their buyers’ needs, will enable Kevin and his team to drive our growth in Truckee, Tahoe, Reno and beyond,” said F. Michael Heffernan, president and CEO of Heffernan Insurance Brokers.