Schaumburg, Ill. (September 22, 2016) – Assurance’s inaugural Assurance University Symposium was a huge success with over 99 percent of surveyed attendees saying they would recommend it to a colleague or friend. The conference took place on Sept. 8, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Ill. The one-day conference was an opportunity for business leaders to get a better understanding of issues affecting theirinsurance costs and how to minimize risk and maximize health in their organizations.

The Assurance University Symposium hosted over 250 business professionals who listened to opening keynote speaker Oliver Pursche, chief executive officer of Bruderman Brothers, LLC and Bruderman Asset Management, LLC, on the U.S. Elections and Global Markets and closing keynote speaker Jed Hoyer, executive vice president and general manager of the Chicago Cubs, on Organizational Transformation—A Prelude to Success.

Attendees chose three breakout sessions on topics that catered to their role and/or organization. The topics included: 

  • Correlation of Workers’ Compensation and Wellness
  • Recent Developments in Employment Law
  • The 21st Century Board of Directors   
  • Creating Employee Satisfaction Across the Age Spectrum
  • Integrating Cyber Security & Business Continuity Planning
  • Workers’ Compensation Fraud Defense Strategies
  • Customizing D&O Coverage to Fit Your Business
  • Employee Engagement
  • The Life of a Litigated Professional Liability Claim
  • Establishing a Safety Culture—Performance Metrics 
  • The Affordable Care Act
  • Turbo-charging Your Wellness Program

Throughout the day there were networking opportunities with fellow business owners and leaders. The day ended with a cocktail hour. 

“It was such a wonderful experience! The delivery was exceptional as if Assurance has facilitated this year-after-year,” expressed Laurie Kus, Vice-President Human Resources at PMA Financial Network, Inc.

The Symposium served as an extension of Assurance University’s educational platform, providing a face-to face environment that offered peer-to-peer networking and multiple educational sessions in a single day. 

For direct access to some of the Symposium presentations, visit the following: http://results.assuranceagency.com/symposiumpressrelease 

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.