SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (May 27, 2016) – Assurance, a “Top 50” independent insurance brokerage, was named the third Best Place to Work in Illinois in the medium employers (100-499 U.S. employees) category according to the Daily Herald Business Ledger. This is the seventh consecutive year Assurance finished in the top five. Two Assurance clients, Skender Construction and Radio Flyer, took the top spot in their respective categories.

The ranking was announced on Thursday, May 26, at an awards ceremony held at the Hilton/Chicago Oak Brook Hills Resort and Convention Center where 74 companies were recognized as great Illinois workplaces.  

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The top-rated companies receive statewide recognition and a special feature published in the June 27 edition of the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

Assurance prides itself on a unique corporate culture and high level of employee engagement. In fact, Peter Burke, president of Best Companies Group, noted that only 41 percent of employees nationwide have any emotional attachment to their employer. The companies honored by the Daily Herald Business Ledger averaged 91 percent.  According to their most recent survey, 96 percent are very satisfied with Assurance. Why are employees so highly engaged with Assurance? In their own words, here are some anonymous employee quotes submitted through the Best Place to Work survey:

“A lot of thought goes into the ‘perks’ of working for this organization. Whether people realize it or not, these value adds truly are a benefit not found everywhere. I’m constantly impressed by the way Assurance continues to show employees they matter by doing nice things for them.”  

“Assurance creates a working atmosphere that’s fun and productive, while providing opportunities and benefits that allow an employee to enjoy their life outside of work.”

“Assurance makes you feel valued as an employee, regardless of what department you work in. They try hard to make the environment fun and positive, and we do get some great perks. They care about their employees, clients as well as charity.”

 Assurance’s commitment to employee engagement is apparent in the more than 100 awards received for corporate culture and service, including past accolades from Fortune and The Chicago Tribune. The #3 ranking from the Daily Herald Business Ledger is a welcomed addition for 2016 and further exemplifies the power of employee engagement.

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. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com