Schaumburg, Ill. (December 11, 2015) – Assurance, an award-winning independent insurance brokerage, was named for the fourth consecutive year as a national "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This past July, Assurance was also named to the Chicago area’s 101 Best and Brightest competition.

With over 20 years of experience conducting The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For™ competition, the NABR identifies and honors organizations throughout the nation that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations were measured  on key catergories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. 

Assurance was honored for its compensation and benefits package, community initiatives, shared vision, work-life balance, employee achievement recognition, education opportunities and development programs, among others. Here is just a sampling of the some of the benefits Assurance integrates into its best place to work culture:

  • Paid day off for your birthday and to volunteer
  • 17,000+ volunteer hours donated through Assurance Caring Together
  • Shared success profit sharing
  • Telecommuting days
  • Virtual high-fives and balloons for achievements
  • In-house learning lunches and tuition reimbursement

“Nationally recognized award recipients keep innovative human resource initiatives at the forefront of their company culture and make it a priority to consider their workforce as an essential aspect in their company success. Our Association is proud to recognize and honor these winning companies for this impressive achievement,” said Jennifer Kluge, NABR president.

Assurance's commitment to its human resources initiatiaves is apparent in the more than 75 awards received for corporate culture, including number one rankings from Business Insurance and Daily Herald. Due in large part to these efforts, Assurance has catapulted itself to the second largest independent insurance brokerage in Illinois with a 14 percent average organic growth rate and $75 million in revenue last year.

The selected companies will be featured in the January 14 online edition of Corp! magazine and receive additional recognition as a national winner at a local Best and Brightest Companies to Work For awards symposium and gala.

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