John M. Word III and Edward J. “Rusty” Brown, Jr. are co-founders of The Word & Brown Companies, which has revolutionized the health insurance industry with groundbreaking services and products and is recognized today as the nation’s leader in providing innovations that simplify and streamline an employer’s administration of health care programs.

Headquartered in Orange, the business is an expert in all aspects of individual and group benefits distribution and administration. With the success of the business, both owners are firmly committed to giving back and support nonprofits in the community that help the less fortunate. Since 1985, when Word & Brown was founded, the company’s owners and employees have supported a wide range of nonprofits and events serving those in need.

Most specifically, their support has helped Providence Speech & Hearing Center, Mission Hospital, United Way of Orange County, among others, who are doing vital work in the region. Both men feel proud to have increased their support significantly over the years, in particular, for both Providence Speech & Hearing and Mission Hospital.

“We’ve enjoyed tremendous success since we opened our doors more than 30 years ago. We and all of our employees recognize one of our roles as business leaders is to support nonprofits in our community that are helping those who are less fortunate.” John Word, co-founder, The Word & Brown Companies

“Mission Hospital has always been dear to my heart. My son Eddie was hit by a car when he was six, and we almost lost him. The Mission Hospital Trauma Center staff saved his life.” Rusty Brown, co-founder, The Word & Brown Companies