Hub Continues Branding & Mergers

NU Online News Service, Jan. 4, 4:22 p.m. EST?Hub International Limited has merged one of its acquired subsidiaries into one unit and branded another of its Canadian units under the Hub name.[@@]

The Chicago-based insurance broker said it has merged its subsidiary, Talbot Agency of Illinois Inc., with its Chicago-based subsidiary, Hub International of Illinois Limited. The merged brokerage will carry on business as HUB International Illinois.

Founded in 1946, Talbot Agency of Illinois has office locations in Glenview and Naperville, Ill., and was acquired by Hub on July 1, 2004. The agency was previously known as Glenview Insurance Agency.

In Canada, Martin Assurance & Gestion de Risques Inc., a subsidiary of Hub, changed its name to Hub International Quebec Limited.

Founded in 1913, Martin Assurance has been part of the Hub International group of companies since November 1998.

The corporate wide name change initiative, begun last year, is a result of an effort to build stronger brand awareness throughout North America, Hub said.