Schaumburg, Ill. (January 11, 2019) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, has been recognized nationally as the Best and Brightest in Wellness® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). The Best and Brightest in Wellness® award is an innovative initiative that recognizes and celebrates quality and excellence in companies that promote health awareness nationwide. 

The 2018 winning companies were evaluated by an assessment created and administered by SynBella, the nation’s leading wellness systems firm. Company entries are examined statistically for quantitative data and examined on a point system based upon criteria to benchmark and improve wellness program effectiveness. They include outcomes, analysis and tracking, participation and incentives, benefits and programs, leadership, employee input, culture and environment.

Led by Assurance’s employee-driven wellness committee, the Eye of the Tiger wellness program boasts a 98% employee participation rate. Throughout the year employees look to minimize risk and maximize health by having access to:

  • On-site annual biometric screenings and flu shots
  • Access to a health coach and dietician
  • Annual corporate wellness goals and incentives
  • On-site cooking and stretching demos
  • Mindfulness and meditation seminars
  • Accredited Assurance 5K for charity
  • Company Olympics
  • Free fruit and healthy snacks
  • Personalized challenges tracked in a branded wellness database

Assurance adds new wellness initiatives and tools to its program annually in an effort to keep employees healthy, happy and engaged. A focus on wellness and tools, such as telehealth, have positively impacted rising health insurance costs for the organization. Assurance is so focused on the value of health and wellness, it’s incorporated into their tagline “minimizing risk. maximizing health.” and offered as a core service to over 6,000 clients nationwide.

“Health and wellness programs are at the forefront of every business looking to attract and retain a healthy, productive workforce. This year’s winning companies represent high standards and an exceptional commitment to their employees’ wellbeing,” said Jennifer Luge, President and CEO of the Best and Brightest Programs.

All winners will be featured in the January 31, 2019 online edition of Corp! Magazine.

About the Best and Brightest Programs
The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® competition identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in operations and employee enrichment that lead to increased productivity and financial performance. This competition scores potential winners based on regional data of company performance and a set standard across the nation. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country.

About Assurance
Assurance is among the largest and most awarded independent insurance brokerages in the U.S. A “Top 50” broker and repeated national “Best Place to Work” winner, Assurance creates value by minimizing risk and maximizing health for 6,000 businesses and individuals across the country. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.