Two insurance brokerages in the Metro New York region — Cook, Hall & Hyde and Maran Corporate Risk Associates — finalized their merger that was initially announced in September.The new firm, called Cook Maran & Associates, now has 150 employees and offices in East Hampton, Southampton and Melville, N.Y. as well as in Voorhees and Fairlawn, N.J. The merged firm ranks as one of the top privately held insurance brokerages in the region.
Cook Maran & Associates will provide a wide range of insurance products and risk management services to its nearly 13,000 commercial insurance, personal insurance and financial service customers.
Len Scioscia, who has been serving as president of Cook, Hall & Hyde, will be chief executive officer for Cook Maran & Associates. Steve Maietta, the former president of Maran Corporate Risk Associates, will be executive director of commercial operations at the newly merged firm.
Formed in 1894, Cook, Hall & Hyde employed a staff of over 100 professional who served nearly 11,000 clients through its offices in East Hampton and Melville, N.Y. and Fair Lawn, N.J. Cook, Hall & Hyde has been ranked by Insurance Journal as one of the top 100 privately-held P/C insurance agencies in the U.S.
Headquartered in Southampton, N.Y., and with an additional office in Voorhees, N.J., Maran Corporate Risk Associates and its 55 staff members have been offering a wide array of insurance products, including commercial insurance, risk management, homeowners insurance, collections insurance, employee benefits, life insurance, and estate planning.