Brown & Brown of New York, a subsidiary of Brown & Brown, has acquired assets of the Meridian Group of New York.

Meridian Group is a provider of life, health, and other employee benefits products and services to individuals, businesses, public entities, non-profit organizations, unions and associations throughout New York State.

According to Brown & Brown, Ross Kraft, Andrew Biernat, both principals of Meridian Group of New York, and their staff will combine their operations into Brown & Brown of New York’s Rome, New York office, under the leadership of David Carello.

Scott Penny, regional executive vice president of Brown & Brown, said: “We are very pleased that Ross, Andrew and their team have chosen to join us. Ross and Andrew have built an impressive employee benefits practice that will enable us to expand the portfolio of products and services we can offer to our clients.”

Headquarterd in Florida, Brown & Brown and its subsidiaries offer a range of insurance and reinsurance products and services, and also risk management, third party administration, managed health care, and Medicare set-aside services and programs.