#SHRM19 Interview with Brown & Brown


This is a 2019 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition interview with Marci Steiding, VP of Marketing & Communications for Beecher Carlson, a Brown & Brown Company.

Who is Brown & Brown? Tell us everything, just as you would someone approaching your booth and asking you this question at #SHRM19 in Las Vegas.

Brown & Brown, Inc. is the sixth largest independent insurance brokerage in the nation. We provide risk management solutions to help protect what our customers value most. The Brown & Brown culture is built on integrity, innovation, superior capabilities, and discipline. We look at insurance differently and use our experience, carrier relationships, and principled customer focus to deliver superior service and solutions.

Investing in health and performance programs is becoming increasingly important to attract and retain top talent. Engaging employees to increase ownership in their own health and financial well-being empowers them to become a smarter consumer and a more active participant in creating positive results. With studies showing that employees who are actively involved in their healthcare experience have better outcomes, the return on investment for organizations is high. Brown & Brown’s Employee Benefits team can create an employee benefit plan to fit our customer’s unique needs with our comprehensive portfolio of solutions.

What sets Brown & Brown apart from other insurance brokerages in the country?

Backed by our national strength, our local service teams utilize our knowledge and experience to optimizes the value created by employee benefits programs. Whether improving employee attraction and retention, getting the most out of vendor partners, or helping customers assess the most suitable technology, our solutions are designed to fit the unique needs of each customer.

Brown & Brown has also undertaken an extensive vetting process and partnered with multiple vendors so we can implement a benefit administration solution that fit the specific technology needs and budget of customers. Using our proprietary app to narrow down options, we help them select the best fit for their company and their employees.

Brown & Brown is the sixth largest independent insurance brokerage in the nation, but all of the individual locations act independently. Can you explain how that works?

Our unique decentralized model allows customers to profit from the significant purchasing power and knowledge of one of the largest insurance brokers in the United States, while still receiving the personalized service and attention of a local broker. Brown & Brown can help customers manage medical benefit spends by develop competitive programs that offer the right combination of quality and cost.

What do you wish more HR professionals knew about Brown & Brown?

I wish more HR professionals knew the depth of knowledge and resources within the Brown & Brown Employee Benefits practice. Customer’s ranging from small businesses to large multinational corporations benefit from our service offerings. Those offerings include medical, dental, life, disability & leave, voluntary benefits, FSA/HAS, technology system evaluation and implementation, well-being services, and pharmacy benefits.

What are you looking forward to most about the conference, and what can HR professionals expect when they visit your booth?

We are looking forward to presenting our full-suite of offerings in our refreshed brand style. It will be exciting to get to see and meet so many talented HR professionals that might not know the full scope of employee benefit capabilities at Brown & Brown. It is our hope that they will stop by 3124 to see what we have to offer and learn more.

Where can we find you to learn more?

You can learn more or find a broker...You can reach out to with any media inquiries.

Attending #SHRM19? Make sure to stop by booth #3124 to learn more about Brown & Brown!



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