News | May 2, 2019

Ease Announces Strategic Relationship With Brown & Brown Insurance To Enhance HR And Benefit Services For SMBs Nationwide

The relationship will provide better benefit enrollment processes, agency management and support to Brown & Brown clients

San Francisco, CA /PRNewswire/ - Ease, a leading HR and benefits software solution for SMBs, insurance brokers, and insurance carriers, today announced a partnership with Brown & Brown Insurance (NYSE: BRO), a leading insurance broker in the United States. Through the strategic relationship, Brown & Brown will offer the Ease technology solution as part of their benefit offerings, providing a new layer of efficiency and simplicity for their brokers and the employers they service.

Brown & Brown undertook a vigorous review process looking at benefit admin and HR tools available in the marketplace and ultimately, Ease was chosen as a strategic partner because both parties share a keen focus on providing a strong service model, innovative technology and high customer satisfaction.

"The benefits and HR industry is rapidly changing as technology continues to prove that there is always a better way of doing things," said David Reid, CEO and Co-founder of Ease. "Our goal at Ease is to bring the best benefits and HR solutions to the market by working with some of the most innovative agencies in the country, which is exactly what this partnership does."

Ease brings the benefit enrollment process online, eliminating tedious and complicated paperwork, while increasing employee access to their benefits information. Through this relationship, all Brown & Brown offices will have access to the Ease system throughout the entire country to offer to their customers. This access will particularly benefit the small and mid-sized employers that Brown & Brown brokers support, as it will provide them with HR and benefit solutions usually reserved for larger enterprises.

"Ease is a respected and innovative product in the less than 250 employee space," said Steve Piccolino, Vice President, National Benefits Technology at Brown & Brown Insurance. "Their small group plan library and quoting engine are bonuses to a great benefits administration interface. We are looking forward to providing this opportunity to the entire Brown & Brown organization."

Ease's software gives agencies of all sizes the opportunity to digitize their client records, protect their book of business and increase commissions from clients down to two employees. More than 1.5 million employees have used Ease to complete enrollment in more than 16 million benefit plans since inception. Ease has experienced rapid growth over the last year as it has successfully added a wide array of brokers, employers and carrier partners to its system.

About Ease
Ease is an online benefits enrollment system built for insurance brokers and employers. Ease makes it simple to set up and manage benefits, onboard new hires, stay compliant and offer employees one destination for all their human resources information. Started in 2012 in San Francisco by employee benefits veteran, David Reid, and web and engineering architect, Courtney Guertin, Ease works with insurance brokers and small businesses to create seamless HR and benefits processes on an easy-to-use system and has offices in Las Vegas, New York, Omaha and San Diego. In 2015, Ease was launched on the West Coast and is among the most widely adopted, fastest growing solutions for brokers and employers in the area with more than 60,000 employers and 1.5 million enrollees. For more information, visit

About Brown & Brown
Brown & Brown, Inc. is a leading insurance brokerage firm, providing risk management solutions to individuals and businesses. With Brown & Brown's 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


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