| Brown & Brown is an insurance agency, wholesale brokerage, insurance programs and service organization. Co.'s segments are: Retail, which provides a range of insurance products and services and non-insurance services and products through its automobile dealer services businesses; National Programs, which provides program management capabilities for insurance carrier partners across various lines of business, that include personal lines programs, commercial lines programs, public entity programs and specialty programs; Wholesale Brokerage, which markets and sells excess and surplus commercial insurance products and services; and Services, which provides a range of insurance-related services. |
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