ST. LOUIS, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Heffernan Insurance Brokers, one of the largest full-service, independent insurance brokerage firms in the United States is expanding in St. Louis. The firm has merged with Benefits Solutions Group, also of St. Louis. The Benefit Solutions Group will relocate to Heffernan's offices in 2013 to work as a united team. Linda Huber, of Benefit Solutions Group has been named Heffernan's Senior Vice President and Employee Benefits Practice Leader for St. Louis. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130128/SF49427) Tom Hebson, Heffernan St. Louis Branch Manager, is excited to bring Linda Huber and her team over to Heffernan to expand and lead the employee benefits practice in St. Louis, and the greater Midwest. Hebson said "The addition of Linda, Patty Donnelly and Becky Gruszczynski will jumpstart our employee benefits practice here. Culturally, Linda and her team are a great fit and we welcome them with open arms." Linda Huber said, "I'm thrilled to join Heffernan. The culture is amazing and the commitment to philanthropy is second to none. We are intact as a team and look forward to offering our clients even more by leveraging Heffernan's benefits technology resources." 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, Calif.; Portland, OR; St. Louis, MO and New York, NY. Heffernan offers a full line of property, liability, group medical insurance, personal insurance and financial services. The company provides insurance products and services to individuals, as well as to a diverse group of companies within a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, property owners, nonprofits, and technology.