Schaumburg, Ill. (October 19, 2017) – Assurance – a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage – was named by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE magazine as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2017 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list for the eighth consecutive year. 

"The Best Small & Medium workplaces are laying the groundwork for future success by building trust, cooperation and leadership credibility. All of these enhance business performance and create a positive environment for doing  business,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work.

Assurance won this accolade based on employees' anonymous responses to an extensive survey about their levels of camaraderie, leadership, fairness, rewards and career opportunities in the workplace. Great Place to Work® reviewed the survey results of more than 74,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the ranking process.

What goes into creating a culture that embodies camaraderie, fairness, rewards and opportunities?

For Assurance, it is a mix of award-winning in-house training, recognition programs, work/life balance, wellness programs and rock star perks such as: 

  • “Eye of the Tiger” Wellness program
  • Happy hours and Shared Success bonuses
  • Telecommuting options
  • Birthdays off
  • Paid day off to volunteer through Assurance Caring Together (ACT)
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Assurance 5K and onsite Olympics
  • Rich benefits package
  • Complimentary Starbucks and fresh fruit

“Our growth wouldn’t be possible without the dedication of our employees. We’re proud of the ‘A’ Team and this accolade is the cherry on top,” said Michele McDermott, senior vice president of human resources. “Our goal is to create an atmosphere and training platform to aid our employees in their professions, all while having fun along the way.”

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for Millennials, women, diversity, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps its clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.

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 assuranceagency.com.