Because the insurance industry is evolving, and rules and regulations change, we help you stay up-to-date by sending carrier, product, and other updates regularly via emails and e-newsletters, post updates in our online Newsroom, and post on social media. Check out the latest news below.



The Word & Brown Companies Named Among Business Insurance’s “Best Places to Work” for 2022

Business Insurance has selected The Word & Brown Companies among its “Best Places to Work in Insurance” for 2022.

Small Businesses Owe Billions in Unforgiven PPP Loans

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), launched as part of the federal government’s Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to aid to small businesses coping with the impact of COVID-19, ended on May 31, 2021. Read more about it here.

Large Group Carrier Spotlight: Health Net

In California, an outstanding Large Group option is Health Net. It offers eight networks statewide, multiple plan choices, bundling discounts, and dedicated implementation and account management teams.

UNUM Extends Voluntary to Small Group Market

UNUM is extending its Voluntary Benefits and Worksite Supplemental Insurance program to include the Small Group market.

Federal “No Surprises Act” Health Plan Changes – 2022 Update

The federal “No Surprises Act” has brought many changes to health plans – many of which are in effect now, or are quickly approaching. Learn what these changes mean for your clients’ plans and your clients.

Tech Team Updates for April 2022

Here is the latest “news you can use” concerning Ease, the online enrollment platform for health insurance brokers working in the 2-250 employee marketplace.