Schaumburg, Ill. (June 6, 2019) – Assurance – an independent insurance brokerage headquartered in Illinois – was recognized by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE magazine as one of Chicago’s top 55 companies. Assurance ranked ninth overall in the small and medium business category. 

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. Earlier this year, Assurance was ranked as a Best Workplace for Financial Services and Insurance by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE for the second consecutive year. The ranking considered more than 11,000 employee surveys from companies across Chicagoland and over 50 elements of team members’ experiences on the job.

“The companies featured on the 2019 Best Workplaces in Chicago list offer dynamic, flexible, and transparent workplaces,” said Michael C. Bush, chief executive officer of Great Place to Work. “These companies foster workplace cultures that invite all employees to create a competitive edge for the business and reach their unique potential.”

  Steven Handmaker, chief marketing officer at Assurance, commented on receiving the award: 

Assurance’s energized and incentivized culture has long been recognized and awarded. We bring together the best and brightest talent in the insurance industry who deserve this recognition by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. Our ‘A’ Team is connected by a culture that fosters a highly productive working environment where professionals perform their best and deliver outstanding client results. 

The Best Workplaces in Chicago stand out for excelling in the city’s competitive marketplace. Assurance continues to grow and thrive as a great place to work by hiring the insurance industry’s top talent, maintaining flexible schedules, and providing telecommunicating capabilities, wellness opportunities and numerous volunteer initiatives.

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

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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