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Hub International Acquires Canadian Agency



Chicago, IL -- Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced today that it has acquired JM Rose Insurance Agency Limited, d/b/a usefulideas® (usefulideas®). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, usefulideas® is a full-service business consultancy, employee benefits and group retirement firm. Joanne Rose, Principal and Senior Benefits Consultant of usefulideas®, will join Hub International Ontario Limited (Hub Ontario) and will report into Matt Lievers, President of Employee Benefits of Hub Ontario.

“usefulideas® will be a great addition to our growing employee benefits and retirement team in Canada,” said Gregory Belton, Executive Chairman of Hub Ontario. “The expertise and market relationships that usefulideas® has developed over the years will benefit our clients as they continue to seek a genuinely unique and differentiated service offering."

The move continues Hub’s momentum in expanding its best-in-class employee benefits and group retirement solutions in Canada to address the challenges clients are facing, including in benefits and retirement.


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