Schaumburg, Ill. (November 12, 2019) – The American Heart Association recently announced its 2019 Workplace Health Achievement Index. Assurance, the 35th largest insurance brokerage in the U.S., achieved Gold level recognition for the third consecutive time by continuing to take significant steps to build and improve a culture of health and wellness in the workplace. In 2010, Assurance introduced wellness as one of its seven major corporate strategies for sustained success. As a result, the Eye of the Tiger employee-run wellness program was established. 

The Workplace Health Achievement Index was created in 2013 when CEOs from the world’s largest organizations teamed up to form the CEO Roundtable. The CEO Roundtable is dedicated to implementing evidence-based workplace health best practices focusing on employee engagement and corporate culture transformations. The CEO Roundtable and the American Heart Association aim to improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent by 2020. 

The Workplace Health Achievement Index measures the extent to which companies have implemented quality and effective workplace health programs. Companies recognized at the Gold level have achieved an Index score of 175-217 out of a maximum 217 points. 

Assurance president and 2019 American Heart Association Go Red for Women luncheon chair, Liz Smith, commented on receiving the recognition. “We’re honored to receive the Gold level recognition for the third time. Employee health and well-being is crucial to our foundation here at Assurance. We believe a focus on health can lead to less absenteeism, increased productivity and health spending savings for employers and employees. At Assurance, we’re here to share our wellness successes and lead by example for our clients, so that they too can experience healthy workplace environments.”

In 2020, Assurance has plans to continue to enhance its wellness program by:

  • Increasing overall program incentives
  • Partnering with spouses and partners to participate in biometric screenings
  • Increasing team-based challenges (i.e. walking, closed kitchen, hydration, etc.)
  • Providing access to in-house dieticians for all employees
  • Providing access to a personal benefits concierge who will serve as a health advocate to help families make smart benefits decisions and shop for quality, lower-cost care

The American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Solutions offers a suite of evidence-based tools to help optimize current employee health programs. These tools leverage the science behind the Index while improving consumer engagement and promoting healthier behaviors. For more information, visit heart.org/workplacehealth

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.org, Facebook, Twitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1.

About Assurance

Assurance is the premier, national insurance brokerage for clients and industry professionals. In stark contrast to its peers, privately-owned Assurance takes an alternative approach to growth by investing an industry-leading percentage of its revenues back into the services clients need to improve their business. Assurance attracts and
retains great insurance talent by rewarding expertise, investing in career development, and recognizing contributions. Its employees enjoy an award-winning culture that fosters a highly productive working environment where top professionals deliver outstanding client results. Assurance is currently the 35th largest insurance broker of U.S. business. Visit Assurance at assuranceagency.com.