Schaumburg, Ill. (Sept. 18, 2014)—Assurance is proud to announce its fourth place ranking in Fortune magazine’s annual 50 Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. This is the third year in a row Assurance was bestowed the Great Place to Work® distinction, a badge of honor earned through its unique corporate culture and commitment to employee wellness. 

Originally ranked 17th in the small (50-250 employees) category in 2012 before jumping to sixth in the medium (251-999 employees) category in 2013, the company is pleased to best its previous rankings and rise to fourth. Assurance adds the accolade to its growing collection of “best place to work” rankings, including more than 60 awards for corporate culture over the past five years. 

“We take great pride in our efforts to enhance our employees' health and well-being, whether it’s offering them great benefits, showing our appreciation or ensuring the environment they work in truly accommodates their needs and diverse personalities," said Steven Handmaker, Assurance's chief marketing officer. "Creating this rewarding work environment has led to success here at Assurance, and you can see the incredible difference our culture makes for our clients and the communities where we work and live."

The annual Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list features companies from a broad spectrum of industries and locations that all share one thing in common: a steadfast dedication to improving their employees' working lives. The selection process used by Great Place to Work® courts applications from hundreds of companies across the country. Winners are selected based on five criteria: credibility, respect, fairness, pride and camaraderie.

Assurance is recognized as one of the nation's leading independent insurance brokerages, with its employees striving together to create $1 billion in value annually for clients. The company recently opened a new office in the heart of downtown Chicago, reflecting its continued growth and expansion. 

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.