Schaumburg, Ill. (Jan. 9, 2018) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, has been recognized nationally as the Best and Brightest Company to Work For® by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This program honors companies and organizations that recognize and celebrate quality and excellence in human resource practices and employee enrichment. This is the sixth consecutive year that Assurance has made the national list for its benefits and culture.

With the recognition, Assurance was also honored as the nation’s Best and Brightest in Wellness® for 2017. The Best and Brightest in Wellness celebrates those companies that are making their businesses more healthy, the lives of their employees better and the community a healthier to place to live.

The 2017 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 enjoy: 

  • 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

“I’m excited that NABR has recognized Assurance with these two awards considering how closely intertwined Assurance’s employee benefits, perks and corporate wellness program are,” said Michele McDermott, senior vice president of human resources at Assurance. “Your employees are your most important assets, so providing the tools to stay healthy and engaged is a win-win.”

All winners will be featured in the February 8, 2018 online edition of Corp! magazine.

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 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.