Who is Brown & Brown and why did you merge?
Brown & Brown (NYSE: BRO) is the world's 7th largest insurance intermediary. Founded in 1939 as a local agency, Brown & Brown continues to grow and serve customers with the same commitment to providing quality insurance products and services with the highest integrity. BayRisk decided to merge with Brown & Brown because we were at capacity with staff and number of accounts. By merging with a company with vast resources, we can focus on what we do best, provide excellent products and services to our clients and grow. The local branch in Lafayette that we are joining focuses on employee benefits and life insurance, whereas we focus on business insurance. This was a perfect fit for both companies as we can now offer expertise in all areas.
Will we be working with the same people?
Yes! We are thrilled to bring our entire commerical lines team and most of our personal lines team with us for this transition. BayRisk owners, Scott Kerns, Kevin Milroy and Denny Christner will still be account executives and will be assisting customers as usual. In addition to our team will be joining the very talented staff at Sitzmann Morris & Lavis Insurance Agency. They are also part of the Brown & Brown family and have been providing Bay Area businesses and families insurance protection and products since 1965. Their private client services team will be assisting us with the ongoing service of our combined personal lines clientele.
How can we reach you?
It's business as usual for the time being. Our office will relocate to the Brown & Brown office at 3697 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549 as of 4/1/2016. Eventually we will be changing our email addresses, but will provide plenty of lead time before that occurs.
How will this affect our current insurance in place?
This will not affect your current insurance. Our carriers also work with Brown & Brown so it will be a smooth transition. You likely start receiving policies and bills with the Brown & Brown name vs. BayRisk, but policy numbers, effective dates and coverage will remain the same. This partnership will provide us access to more carriers to be sure we have the best match for our clients.