Schaumburg, Ill. (April 12, 2017) – Walking desks, free Starbucks coffee, company happy hours and paid days off to volunteer does not sound like your average insurance brokerage, however, these perks and Assurance’s dynamic company culture have once again helped such a brokerage earn recognition as a top Chicagoland workplace. The insurance company has been named the eighth overall “Best Place to Work” in Chicago by Crain’s Chicago Business, marking the company’s fifth consecutive year cracking Crain’s top 10.

The Best Place to Work in Chicago list is open to businesses in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties with more than 50 full-time employees as of September 1. Over 190 local companies applied and more than 14,000 employees were surveyed on their satisfaction in the workplace.

“Assurance’s award-winning culture is evident the moment you walk in the doors,” said Terrance Threatt, senior client service representative at Assurance. “I noticed the day I interviewed—this place is different, full of bright people smiling. They’re not just clocking in.” 

Employee engagement and satisfaction is a top priority for Assurance, a top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage. To remain a best place to work, the organization takes careful consideration of evolving trends in benefits, engagement and company culture. Recently, Assurance eliminated performance reviews, implementing a new system of continuous feedback to provide more value for employees. “We did away with performance reviews,” said Dan Klaras, president at Assurance. “Now, we ask employees: ‘Where do you want your career to go? And, then we work with them on developing a plan to get there.” 

Assurance’s culture has resulted in over 100 awards for client service and being a best place to work. Here is a sampling of some of the company's award-winning perks:

  • Comprehensive benefits that include major medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short & long-term disability, long-term care and 401K company match
  • New 'penthouse' equipped with walking desks and other fitness equipment
  • Up to $500 in wellness-related reimbursements
  • Paid day off to volunteer through Assurance Caring Together
  • Annual Employee Appreciation Day and extravagant Employee Holiday Party
  • Company 5K
  • Telecommuting days
  • Quarterly happy hours
  • Free onsite fruit and Starbucks coffee
  • In-house learning lunches and tuition reimbursement

Assurance is proud to be on the list alongside five current clients including: Radio Flyer, LaSalle Network, Horizon Pharmacy, Meeting Tomorrow and Burwood Group. See the full rankings of Crain’s Chicago Business Best Place to Work list at chicagobusiness.com.

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. The company is headquartered in Schaumburg, IL with centralized office locations in Chicago, IL and St. Louis, MO. Visit Assurance at www.assuranceagency.com.