Schaumburg, Ill. (March 29, 2018)Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, has been honored as one of the 2018 Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance. Assurance has made the national list for its benefits and culture.

The ranking considered input from more than 76,000 employees in the Financial Services & Insurance sector. Great Place to Work, a research and consulting firm, evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included employee pride in the organization’s community impact, belief that their work makes a difference, and feeling their work has special meaning. Rankings are based on employees’ experiences, no matter who they are or what they do.  

“Great Place to Work is proud to have these Best Workplaces show that maximizing human potential creates a great workplace and drives business performance,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Organizations like Assurance set the bar for other Financial Services and Insurance companies, proving that if you invest in your people they will invest in you.”

The Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance stand out for thriving in a competitive marketplace. Assurance’s culture is made up of D.N.A. or Dominate. Navigate. Appreciate. This past year, Assurance set forth a progressive performance process focusing on employee development instead of reviewing past performance to truly ‘navigate’ employees’ career paths. They also added a new feature to the ‘appreciate’ portion where managers have the ability to publicly recognize and reward employees for a job well done instantly with up to a $100 gift card.

“At Assurance, we recognize that our strongest assets aren’t our numbers, but our people. It’s literally in our D.N.A.,” said Michele McDermott, senior vice president of human resources at Assurance.  

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

About the Best Workplaces in Financial Services & Insurance
Great Place to Work based its ranking on a data-driven methodology applied to anonymous Trust Index™ survey responses from more than 76,000 employees at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations in Financial Services & Insurance. To learn more about Great Place to Work Certification and recognition on Best Workplaces lists published with FORTUNE, visit

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, Small & Medium Companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions. Through its culture consulting services, Great Place to Work helps clients create great workplaces that outpace peers on key business metrics like revenue growth, profitability, retention and stock performance.