The Advocator Group and Professional Disability Associates Announce Rebranding, Change Name to Brown & Brown Absence Services Group

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., Feb. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The Advocator Group, LLC, a nationwide disability advocacy and disability insurance services organization, under its parent company Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE:BRO), announced today that it has changed its name to Brown & Brown Absence Services Group, LLC. The company name now fully reflects the more than 80 years of proven success of its parent company, Brown & Brown, Inc. As Brown & Brown Absence Services Group, the company will continue to provide disability advocacy services to individuals, as well as disability resources and advisory solutions to group insurance carriers, employers, and third-party administrators.

This new identity presents an opportunity to deliver a variety of offerings along the entirety of the absence continuum. The collective capabilities of Brown & Brown Absences Services Group allow the organization to deliver value-driven programs that help customers overcome challenges, make more informed business decisions, and reduce risk. The company offers a range of solutions, including disability advisory services, SSDI advocacy for disabled claimants, medical file review, clinical services, recovery services, claims management, talent solutions, and consultative solutions.

CEO of Brown & Brown Absence Services Group, Michael Shunney, remarks, "This is an exciting new chapter for our business. We have built a reputation in the industry for bringing best-in-class advocacy and advisory solutions to disability insurance carriers – and we are proud of that history – but this is an opportunity for us to deliver even more value to the customers we serve and to enter new markets. Our new brand positions us for growth and illustrates our ambition to be an irreplaceable resource to our customers."

Julie Turpin, Services Segment Leader at Brown & Brown, notes, "We are very excited about today's launch of Brown & Brown Absence Services Group. Brown & Brown prides itself on helping organizations of all sizes optimize their employee benefits programs, and we frequently hear about the need for services to address the challenges associated with absence from our most valued customers. We are confident that the collaboration between Brown & Brown Absence Services Group and our leading employee benefits brokers will result in exceptional, innovative solutions for our customers."

The rebranding strategy will be a phased initiative. As of today, SSDI advocacy services provided by The Advocator Group, LLC, and its subsidiary, Social Security Advocates for the Disabled, LLC, will be facilitated under the brand name Brown & Brown Absence Services Group. In the spring, Professional Disability Associates, a subsidiary specializing in providing deep disability claims expertise to the employee benefits market, will be moved into the Brown & Brown Absences Services Group brand. Additional updates to the branding strategy, as it relates to other products and services offered by the company, will be announced later in the year.

Additional information about Brown & Brown Absence Services Group can be found at bbabsence.com.

ABOUT BROWN & BROWN ABSENCE SERVICES GROUP

Brown & Brown Absence Services Group, LLC is focused on adding value across the absence continuum. We bring industry-wide expertise and extensive capabilities to deliver value-driven solutions that meet the evolving needs of disability insurance companies and self-insured entities. Our solutions include SSDI advocacy, medical file review, clinical services, advisory services, recovery services, claims management, talent solutions, and consultative solutions. Aevo Services, an affiliate of Brown & Brown Absence Services Group, provides Medicare eligibility and policy decision advisory services. For more information, please visit bbabsence.com.

ABOUT BROWN & BROWN, INC.

Brown & Brown, Inc. (NYSE: BRO) is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With more than 80 years of proven success and thousands of teammates, we offer knowledge you can trust and strive to deliver superior customer service. For more information, please visit bbinsurance.com.

Media Contact

Courtney Scott, cscott@bbabsence.com, 781.570.8730, cscott@bbabsence.com

 

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