Schaumburg, Ill. (Dec. 30, 2016) – Assurance’s annual theme this year was ‘push it’. In true rock star fashion an 80’s cover band surprised employees by playing the song by Salt-N-Pepa at Assurance’s Annual Holiday Party. The party, which was hosted at Chicago’s Morgan Manufacturing on December 3, also had another surprise in store for Jill Micklow, a Wellness Consultant at the Top 50 U.S. Brokerage. She pushed herself all year and in turn was named one of Assurance’s Employees of the Year.

Micklow, who resides in Chicago, accepted the award on stage in front of 550 co-workers and guests. She was chosen for the award by company managers and leaders.

“Jill’s passion shines through her position as a wellness consultant. She is a perfect example of someone who started in a different position at Assurance and followed her excitement and interests to grow her career and continue to excel within the company,” said Liz Smith, president at Assurance.

Jill earned her Bachelor in Business Administration degree from St. Norbert College. Micklow is a wellness consultant at Assurance who is responsible for creating large-scale corporate wellness programs for clients. She helps employers identify specific health and wellness goals, develop, implement and manages strategic wellness programs tailored to the client’s needs.

“It’s a humbling feeling to be recognized as an Employee of the Year. I feel grateful and proud to work for an organization that truly recognizes and appreciates their employees’ hard work,” said Micklow. 

Assurance has recognized its employees in this manner since 1993, with an expansion in 2010 to accommodate two employees annually. In addition to a cash bonus, employees’ names are engraved on a commemorative plaque that resides in Assurance’s Schaumburg headquarters. Micklow is joined by Sam Davidson, Assurance’s integration development specialist, who was also awarded this distinction.

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.