The Word & Brown Companies Named in Business Insurance’s Annual Best Places to Work

Award Recognizes Outstanding Employers in the Insurance Industry

ORANGE, Calif., September 06, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Word & Brown Companies has been named in the annual “Best Places to Work in Insurance” program, which recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work, and help the companies grow.

Based in Orange, California, The Word & Brown Companies includes three businesses: the Word & Brown General Agency, a leader in developing and distributing health benefit plan solutions to individuals and employers through licensed insurance agents; CHOICE Administrators, the parent organization of the CaliforniaChoice multi-carrier, small business health insurance exchange and the ChoiceBuilder ancillary benefits exchange; and the California Rx Carda prescription drug discount program.

“We are very excited to be recognized as one of the top insurance companies to work for by Business Insurance,” said Word & Brown co-founder John M. Word III. “It’s proof that our commitment to building and maintaining a thriving culture for our people is appreciated by employees whether they’re working in our headquarters or remotely.”

“We know our success during the past 36 years is a direct result of the great people we have working here,” said Word & Brown co-founder Edward J. “Rusty” Brown, Jr. “It’s rewarding to know employees appreciate what we are doing for them as much as we appreciate what they are doing for our customers.”

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual sponsored content feature presented by the Custom Publishing unit of Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies, and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.

Harrisburg, Pa.-based Best Companies Group identifies the leading employers in the insurance industry by conducting a free two-part assessment of each company. The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices, and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction.

The program divides employers into the categories of small, 25-249 employees; medium, 250-999 employees; and large, 1,000 or more employees. This year’s report features 100 companies of various sizes, from twenty-five to more than 4,000 employees.

The ranking and profiles of the winning companies will be unveiled in the November issue of Business Insurance and online at

About The Word & Brown Companies

The Word & Brown Companies are comprised of three distinct businesses, all with the mission of simplifying access to greater health insurance choices. Established in 1985, the Word & Brown General Agency is among the nation’s largest General Agents, with a focus on group and individual & family health insurance. CHOICE Administrators is the parent organization for CaliforniaChoice, the nation’s largest multi-carrier, employee-choice small business health insurance exchange, and ChoiceBuilder, the nation’s first ancillary benefits exchange. The Companies also offer two no-cost prescription drug discount cards, the California Rx Card and Nevada Drug Card, which deliver savings of up to 80 percent on prescription medications at more than 68,000 pharmacies nationwide. For more information, visit

About Business Insurance and Best Companies Group

Business Insurance is the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business. With information for risk managers, insurers, brokers, and other providers of insurance products and services, Business Insurance delivers in-depth analysis on new and emerging risks, case studies of successful programs, market intelligence on trends, and guidance on how to capitalize on opportunities and overcome.

In addition to a monthly print magazine, Business Insurance provides essential news via its website,; daily and weekly e-newsletters; and breaking news via email news alerts. To subscribe, please contact Business Insurance at [email protected].

Best Companies Group works with partners to establish “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, state-wide, and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.

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Polly Neves, Executive Vice President, Marketing
The Word & Brown Companies
Telephone: 800-869-6989, Ext. 4592
Email: [email protected]

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