Schaumburg, Ill. (April 18, 2018) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, has been named a 2018 Best Place to Work in Chicago for its benefits and culture.  

Since 2008, Crain's Chicago Business has set out to find local businesses that have excelled in creating quality workplaces for employees. This year, Crain’s partnered with Best Companies Group to survey Chicago employees about everything from their workplace to benefits and company culture. The survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the 100 best companies to work for in Chicago.

To be considered for participation, companies had to: 

-Be a publicly or privately held business
-Be a for-profit or not-for-profit business or government entity
-Have a facility in the Chicago area (including the counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake in Illinois, Lake in Indiana, McHenry and Will)
-Have a minimum of 25 full-time or part-time employees working in Chicago
-Have been in business a minimum of one year

“Only 41 percent of employees nationwide are engaged with their employer. The companies on the Crain’s Chicago Best Place to Work list averaged 91 percent,” noted Peter Burke, president of Best Companies Group.

Assurance was recognized at a luncheon on April 12, 2018 at the Ritz-Carlton in front of 500 people. Assurance ranked fourth in the large business category and fifth for Best Workplaces for Women.

“Assurance offers benefits to meet people where they are,” said Michele McDermott, senior vice president of human resources. “Perks such as telecommuting options, a paid day off to volunteer and birthdays off, allow a flexible workplace that is more enjoyable for all.”

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