ORANGE COUNTY, Calif., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States, recently hired Karen Albanese to join its Orange County office as Senior Vice President, focusing on Benefits Strategy and Administration. Albanese will work out of Heffernan's Los Angeles branch, expanding Heffernan's reach in Southern California (both LA and Orange County).
Albanese brings nearly 20 years of insurance experience to Heffernan, specializing in employee benefit risk management and population health improvement solutions. Her career began at a major health insurance company, where she developed products and networks. For the last 15 years, Albanese has worked at two of the world's largest insurance brokerages, managing benefit programs for employers of all sizes. Her emphasis is on working directly with employers and providers to ensure the most cost effective and innovative benefit offerings.
Albanese is a graduate of Scripps College in Claremont, CA, and earned her MBA from the University of Southern California.
Steve Williams, Heffernan's President of Financial Services and Employee Benefits, remarked, "Karen is a true benefits professional who will focus on entrepreneurial and large group benefit clients for Heffernan. She is passionate about improving the healthcare landscape by identifying practical strategies to engage employees and mitigate risk."
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, Palo Alto, Los Angeles and Orange County, CA.; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO 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 by donating more than $2.5 million to local charities.
For more information, visit www.heffins.com or call 800.234.6787. License # 0564249.
SOURCE Heffernan Insurance Brokers