Chicago October 9, 2014 -

Hub International Limited (Hub), a leading global insurance brokerage, announced today that Mike Barone has been named the President of Hub's National Employee Benefits Practice. Barone is charged with leading Hub's continued investments in the practice, including strategic benefits planning, population health management, employee engagement and communication, healthcare reform guidance and compliance, as well as ongoing client exchange technology solutions.

Barone will report to Scott Goodreau, Chief Sales Officer, and become part of Hub's executive management team, led by Martin Hughes, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Barone will continue to oversee all Intercare San Diego and Orange County operations.

In his new position, Barone will direct investments and enhancements in Hub's employee benefits products and solutions, furthering the company's scalable, cost-effective employer offerings. These solutions support employers with open enrollment, employee communications and benefits administration. Barone will also continue to drive Hub's operational resources for deeper regional impact: business development, health and performance solutions, underwriting and analytics.

"Hub is a trusted advisor to employers as they navigate through the myriad of options and consider the implications of employee benefits on their business, employee engagement and overall risk," Hughes noted. "Mike has a proven track record with Hub in developing innovative benefits solutions, and we are committed to his vision, ensuring we leverage our investments, resources and strategies to the fullest."

"Under Mike's leadership Hub will continue to create strategic benefits solutions that reduce health care costs, empower human resource teams, enhance employee engagement and achieve financial growth goals by leveraging an integrated suite of insurance and risk management solutions. Our global resources include a broad carrier network and local market expertise," stated Goodreau.

Barone joined Hub in 2012 via the acquisition of Intercare, an employee benefits consultancy and brokerage. He was subsequently appointed President of Hub International's San Diego operations. In his new role Barone will manage Hub's Employee Benefits Practice and Employee Benefits executive leadership teams which include Joe Torella, President, East Region; Lerone Sidberry, President, Central Region; Shannon Taylor, President, West Region; Ron Agypt, President, Voluntary Benefits and Matt Osborne, Vice President, Employee Benefits Technology Solutions.

About Hub's Employee Benefits Practice

Hub's Employee Benefits Practice delivers Fortune 500 solutions to middle-market companies, enabling clients to offer employee benefits that are competitive, compliant and cost-effective. For more information, visit

About Hub International

Headquartered in Chicago, IL, Hub International Limited is a leading global insurance brokerage that provides property and casualty, life and health, employee benefits, investment and risk management products and services through offices located in the United States, Canada and Latin America. For more information visit


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