Schaumburg, Ill. (October 21, 2015)Assurance – a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage – was named by Great Place to Work® and  Fortune magazine as one of the best small and medium workplaces in the United States on their annual 2015 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list. Assurance has continued its recent streak in the top ten and was ranked lucky number seven for 2015. 

To identify the 100 Best Companies to Work For, each year Fortune partners with Great Place to Work to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America. Two-thirds of a company’s survey score is based on the results of the Trust Index Employee Survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The other third is based on responses to the culture audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs and diversity efforts.

Training, recognition programs and the ability to make a difference through charitable contributions and wellness are just part of the reason that 99% of employees cite that Assurance has a great atmosphere. Some 375 employees also enjoy the following 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

And who can forget an average of 30 hours of training per employee through 62 annual classes and learning lunches.

“We trust employees to make a profound impact on clients by living and breathing our tagline of ‘Minimizing risk. Maximizing health.®’” stated Steven Handmaker, chief marketing officer at Assurance. “Our goal is to create an atmosphere and training platform that will allow our employees to do just that – while having fun along the way.”   

Assurance was honored by Great Place to Work at an awards gala and dinner in Seattle, Washington. The list was published on October 21 in Fortune magazine.  

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 assuranceagency.com