Hub acquires New Mexico agency

Hub International | March 05, 2020

Hub International Limited has announced that it has acquired the assets of Linton & Associates Insurance Agency. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Albuquerque, N.M., Linton & Associates Insurance Agency provides commercial and personal insurance and employee benefits across the Southwest. Terry Linton, owner of Linton & Associates, along with the firm’s staff, will join Hub Southwest. This is the latest in a string of acquisitions for Hub. In January, the company acquired Cranbrook Bloomfield Insurance Agency, a Michigan-based insurance brokerage.

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A recent roundtable hosted by Insurance Post in association with LexisNexis Risk Solutions saw an expert panel discuss how data enrichment can be used from a post-loss perspective and what this change could mean for the future of property claims. This article provides a summary of the discussion.

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