Schaumburg, Ill. (May 29, 2018) – Assurance – a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage – was named by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as one of the Chicago area’s top employers placing on the small and medium employers list. Ten Assurance clients accompanied the insurance brokerage to the list: West Monroe Partners, FONA International, Burwood Group, Inc, ShopRunner, LaSalle Network, Radio Flyer Inc, Uptake Technologies Inc, True Partners Consulting LLC, Egen Solutions Inc and Ultra Corporation.

The ranking considered more than 11,000 employee surveys from companies across the Windy City. 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.

“Assurance continues to be on a path of expansion, but we’re proud to call Chicagoland home. The rich history of diversity, hard work and economic vitality helps make us who we are,” said Liz Smith, president at Assurance. 

The Best Workplaces in Chicago stand out for excelling in the nation’s competitive marketplace. Assurance practices flexibility with headquarters in the Northwestern suburb of Schaumburg and a location in downtown Chicago. So whether a suburbanite or city-dweller, anyone can have a career at Assurance. The company also offers flexible schedules, mother rooms and telecommuting options.

“Chicago has one of the largest metropolitan economies in the United States. It plays a significant economic role not just domestically, but globally,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “As one of our nation’s economic main staples, the city of Chicago can be proud that organizations like Assurance are building this country’s economy by creating great places to work for all.”  

The Best Workplaces in Chicago is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on employee feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. Assurance also was ranked as a Best Workplace for Financial Services and Insurance by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.

For more on Assurance’s benefits, perks and culture, visit the survey results on

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity and over a half dozen different industries.

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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