Schaumburg, Ill. (November 25, 2019) – Assurance, the 35th largest insurance brokerage in the U.S., was honored by The Chicago Tribune as a 2019 Top Workplace at their annual award ceremony on Thursday, November 7. Assurance has been recognized as a Top Workplace by the Chicago Tribune for eight consecutive years. This year, Assurance was honored at number 11 on the list in the mid-size category (250-999 employees).

Over the past decade, the Tribune has continued to study and understand the nature of competitive workplaces in Chicago. Energage, LLC, a leading workplace survey provider and employee experience technology company, partners with the Tribune each year. In 2019, Energage anonymously surveyed 255 companies and received 75,131 employee responses. The survey measured several aspects of workplace culture including alignment, execution, and connection. 

In 2010, over 23.1 million employees voluntarily exited their jobs and in 2018, 40.1 million individuals parted ways with their employer, according to the U.S. Labor Department. It’s becoming increasingly more difficult to retain employees simply through reputation and minimal benefits. The top workplaces surveyed in 2019 demonstrate the valuable impact on their workplace culture and the working lives of employees.

“Top Workplaces award is about much more than recognition and celebration,” said Eric Rubino, chief executive officer of Energage. “Our research also shows that the organizations achieve higher referral rates, lower employee turnover, and double the employee engagement levels. It just goes to show that being intentional about culture delivers bottom-line results.” 

“When our employees walk through the door every day or turn on their laptops from a remote location, we want them to feel as if they can perform at their best and deliver outstanding results for their clients. We take great pride in our ever-evolving culture and we’re determined to be as competitive as possible in the marketplace,” said Michelle Lodl, vice president of human resources at Assurance. 

About Energage, LLC

Headquartered in Exton, Pa., Energage is a leading provider of technology-based employee engagement tools that help leaders to unlock potential, inspire performance, and achieve amazing results within their organizations. The research partner behind the Top Workplaces program, Energage has surveyed more than 58,000 organizations representing well over 20 million employees in the United States.

About Assurance

Assurance is the premier, national insurance brokerage for clients and industry professionals. In stark contrast to its peers, privately-owned Assurance takes an alternative approach to growth by investing an industry-leading percentage of its revenues back into the services clients need to improve their business. Assurance attracts and retains great insurance talent by rewarding expertise, investing in career development, and recognizing contributions. Its employees enjoy an award-winning culture that fosters a highly productive working environment where top professionals deliver outstanding client results. Assurance is currently the 35th largest insurance broker of U.S. business. Visit Assurance at