Schaumburg, Ill., (Nov. 10, 2015) – Assurance – a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage – has been named number one for the fifth consecutive year in Business Insurance magazine’s annual Best Places to Work in Insurance list. The award recognizes employers for their outstanding performance in establishing workplaces where employees can thrive, enjoy their work and help their companies grow. 

“Our mission is to minimize risk and maximize health for our clients as well as our employees,” stated Steven Handmaker, chief marketing officer of Assurance. “The health and comfort of a happy employee is, and always will be, a core priority for us.”

To keep employees happy, Assurance offers training, recognition programs and the ability to make a difference through charitable contributions and wellness. Some 375 employees also enjoy the following benefits and perks:

  • Quarterly casinos and Shared Success bonuses
  • Flex schedules
  • Birthdays off
  • Paid day off to volunteer
  • Tuition reimbursement 
  • Onsite fitness classes
  • Assurance 5K and onsite Olympics
  • Rich benefits package
  • Complimentary Starbucks and fruit

Workers also benefit from an average of 30 hours of training per employee through 62 annual classes and learning lunches.

“Being named to Business Insurance’s list of the Best Places to Work in Insurance for 2015 demonstrates that Assurance has built a culture in which employees are supported and engaged, which benefits customers and the employers’ financial performance,” said Business Insurance publisher Frank Quigley.

Best Places to Work in Insurance is an annual feature presented by Business Insurance and Best Companies Group that lists the agents, brokers, insurance companies and other providers with the highest levels of employee engagement and satisfaction. Harrisburg, Pa.-based Best Companies Group identifies the leading employers in the insurance industry by conducting a free two-part assessment of each company. The first part is a questionnaire completed by the employer about company policies, practices and demographics. The second part is a confidential employee survey on engagement and satisfaction. 

The program divides employers into the categories of small, 25-249 employees; medium, 250-999 employees; and large, 1,000 or more employees. Assurance received the top spot in the medium category and was recognized among 17 companies.

The ranking and profiles of the winning companies was published in the Nov. 9 edition of Business Insurance and online at BusinessInsurance.com.

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 http://www.assuranceagency.com

About Business Insurance

Business Insurance is the authoritative news and information source for executives concerned about risk and the impact on their business. With information for risk managers, benefits managers, insurers, brokers and other providers of insurance products and services, Business Insurance delivers in-depth analysis on new and emerging risks, case studies of successful programs, market intelligence on trends, and guidance on how to capitalize on opportunities and overcome challenges. 

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About Best Companies Group

Best Companies Group works with partners to establish “Best Places to Work,” “Best Companies,” and “Best Employers” programs on a national, state-wide and regional basis. Through its thorough workplace assessment using employer questionnaires and employee satisfaction surveys, Best Companies Group identifies and recognizes companies that have been successful in creating and maintaining workplace excellence.