Schaumburg, Ill. (October 1, 2014)—Assurance is proud to announce it has received first-place ranking on Business Insurance's 2014 list of Best Places to Work in Insurance for the third consecutive year. In 2012, Assurance took the top rank in the small (25-249 employees) category and in 2013 they claimed the top rank in the medium (250-999 employees) category. Assurance adds this to its collection of more than 60 awards for corporate culture, which includes recent recognition by Great Place to Work, who awarded the company the fourth place spot in the medium category on their 2014 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list.

“We're honored to be awarded the number-one spot on this list for the third year in a row,” said Steven Handmaker, Assurance’s chief marketing officer. “Our employees do an amazing job helping our clients minimize risk and maximize health, and we in turn want to make sure we're doing everything possible to provide our employees with a work environment that truly caters to their lifestyle and needs. The health and comfort of a happy employee is, and always will be, a core priority for us."

Best Places to Work in Insurance is a joint effort between Business Insurance and the Best Companies Group to recognize organizations in the insurance world for offering unique work environments that allow employees to realize their potential, thrive and enjoy their work. This year, a record 75 insurance organizations were recognized. Business Insurance accepts entries from all publicly or privately held property and casualty insurers, group life and health insurers, retail agents and brokers, wholesale brokers and managing general agents, reinsurers, reinsurance brokers, benefits brokers and advisers, and claims managers with at least 25 employees in the U.S. that serve the commercial insurance market.

Assurance is recognized as one of the Midwest’s leading insurance brokerages, with its employees working together to create $1 billion in value annually for clients. The company continues to grow and expand operations as it looks to become one of the most successful independent brokerages in the country. In fact, Assurance just recently opened a new office in the heart of downtown Chicago in support of its double digit annual organic growth rate over the past ten years. 

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.