US-based Heffernan Insurance Brokers has acquired New York-based Pilot Employee Benefits, for an undisclosed amount.

Pilot developed benefits programs and solutions for different companies and thousands of employees in the past 50 years.

Heffernan Insurance Brokers president and CEO Mike Heffernan said: "Josh, Ben and their team’s breadth of experience in the Benefits industry will enhance and support our growing operations in the Tri-State area.

"We see great success in combining our existing P&C and Benefits expertise in New York with the sales and service capabilities of the Senders and their team."

The Pilot leadership, including managing senior vice presidents Joshua Senders and Benjamin Senders, will work in Heffernan’s newest office, located in Long Island of New York.

Pilot will also offer property and casualty insurance services, in addition to employee benefits solutions, which will benefit the Heffernan.

Joshua said: "The combination of Pilot with Heffernan will allow Pilot’s existing clients to benefit from what Heffernan has built nationwide and we look forward to offering our clients even more by leveraging Heffernan’s benefits technology resources."
Based in California, Heffernan offers insurance and financial services to different businesses and individuals.