Schaumburg, Ill. (July 17, 2019) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, is excited to announce the hiring of Abby Schwarz. Abby will serve as a vice president in Assurance’s employee benefits practice. She will work out of the company’s Schaumburg, Ill. headquarters. 

“Abby has a great reputation in the insurance industry for fostering client relationships and formulating strategies that generate measurable results. Her tenacity in creating client value fits right in with our sales culture and long-term vision,” said Tony Alberico, senior vice president and practice leader.

Abby joins Assurance with over 20 years of employee benefits, financial consulting and underwriting experience. Using her multi-faceted knowledge, Abby will be developing strategic employee benefit plans for companies by understanding their specific goals and future growth plans. She will conduct contract analyses, compliance reviews and benchmark capabilities as well as explore alternative methods to control benefit plan costs.

Assurance President Liz Smith notes, “Abby has an innate ability to minimize workplace risk and maximize the health and well-being of employees through creative, cost-effective benefits strategies. Assurance prides itself on attracting high-level professionals like Abby who want to be rewarded for their talent and proficiency as well as their ability to impact client outcomes.”

Abby graduated from Western Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing and Organizational Communications. 

About Assurance

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