Brown & Brown subsidiary acquires Professional Disability Associates
J. Scott Penny, Chief Acquisitions Officer of Brown & Brown, and Al Helmond, Kevin Riley and Don Abbott, principals of Professional Disability Associates, announced that The Advocator Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Brown & Brown, has acquired PDA. PDA is an innovative disability services company and industry leader providing specialty claims management services, including medical file review, vocational services, and claim consulting, to major disability insurers, reinsurers and self-insured employers. The PDA team will continue to operate from their offices in Portland, Maine, as Professional Disability Associates, under the leadership of Al Helmond and Kevin Riley. PDA leadership will report to Julie Turpin, CEO of The Advocator Group.