The Hilb Group L.L.C. is opening a new office in Rochester, N.Y., and expanding an office in Bay Shore, N.Y.

Hilb, Glen Allen, Va., says it is making the moves to build on the July 2010 acquisition of Endorsed Administrators Inc., Bay Shore, a firm that has endorsements from about New York medical and dental associations.

The expanded Bay Shore office and the new Rochester office will focus on selling Endorsed Administrators disability and life products to medical and dental practices, Hilb says.

Shane Barton, Mark Blakeney and Joseph Bianchi will become vice presidents in the Rochester office. Sonja Bauer will become a vice president in the Bay Shore office.

In other business growth news:

- National Health Partners Inc., Horsham, Pa. (OTCBB: NHPR), a health discount program firm, has formed a marketing alliance with the Empower Us All Empowerment Association, Atlanta.

Empower Us All, a relationship-building and referral group, is conducting a “March to Millions” campaign and offering the National Health Partners CARExpress medical discount program to members.

- ConnectHealth L.L.C., Chicago, a company that sells health insurance exchange decision support systems, says it is ramping up to prepare for an increased level of interest in private health insurance exchanges that is accompanying the current federal government emphasis on government-run health insurance exchanges.

- Allison Bell

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