Schaumburg, Ill. (October 20, 2015) — For the sixth year in a row, Assurance – a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage – has been honored for its charitable endeavors by the American Staffing Association (ASA). The Care Award is a national awards program that recognizes outstanding corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives—business processes that produce an overall positive effect on society — among ASA member staffing firms, associate members (industry suppliers) and affiliated chapters.

Assurance was honored for its Assurance Caring Together (ACT) program. ACT’s mission is to “inspire hope in local communities by becoming actively involved and developing meaningful partnerships with charitable organizations.” After ten years, ACT is now considered one of the cornerstones of Assurance and its culture. The results obtained in a relatively short amount of time have been extraordinary. Here are just a handful of achievements since 2005: 

  • 90% of Assurance employees take their paid day off to volunteer every year
  • 17,000+ labor hours provided to local organizations
  • $600,000 donated to charity partners nominated by Assurance employees
  • $118,240+ donated by Assurance employees, as well as their friends and family, towards an educational scholarship fund 
  • $1,405 donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation by Assurance’s staffing team through a 2015 Executive Forum event

“Though we’ve already achieved great things with ACT, we’re excited to see how it evolves as Assurance continues to grow,” said Diane Poljak, senior vice president and staffing practice leader at Assurance. She continued, “We're honored to be recognized by the American Staffing Association and look to promote the benefits of CSR to staffing companies across the nation.”

The ASA Care Awards honor CSR initiatives that involve employee training and professional development, community engagement, “green” business practices, philanthropy, and more. A panel of CSR experts selects the winners.

ASA Care Awards winners will be celebrated at Staffing World 2015, the ASA convention and expo, Oct. 27-29 in Nashville, TN. You can find the full list here.

Check out the video of the 2015 Care Award winners.

About the American Staffing Association

The American Staffing Association is the voice of the U.S. staffing, recruiting, and workforce solutions industry. ASA and its affiliated chapters advance the interests of the industry across all sectors through advocacy, research, education, and the promotion of high standards of legal, ethical, and professional practices. For more information about ASA, visit americanstaffing.net.

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.