Schaumburg, IL (November 13, 2012) – Coming off recent Best Place to Work recognition from both FORTUNE and Business Insurance magazine, Assurance is pleased to announce it has also been selected as one of The Chicago Tribune's Top 100 Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined solely on employee feedback through a survey conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement.

Besides showcasing employees on external branding pieces, Assurance ‘A' Team members are also key components of a dynamic culture based on educational opportunities, charity and wellness. Currently, 84% of employees participate in continuing education courses, and they celebrate a 90% passage rate on insurance certification exams. Community involvement through the employee-driven Assurance Caring Together (ACT) program has culminated into more than 10,500 labor hours donated to local charities and one paid day off for employees to volunteer each year. Lastly, a strong focus on wellness through organized stair climbs, onsite personal training, free fruit and wellness screenings, among others, has improved employee health and controlled escalating health care costs creating a 924% return on investment.

"To be honored as a best workplace by The Chicago Tribune is very meaningful for us, since it's based solely on feedback provided by the employees at Assurance,” said Tony Chimino, Chief Executive Officer of Assurance. He continued, "We have some of the most talented professionals in the insurance industry and couldn't be more pleased with their dedication and participation in making Assurance's culture thrive.”

The Chicago Tribune published the complete list of Top Workplaces on Tuesday, November 13.