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Schaumburg, IL (July 23, 2012) - Coming off a 50th anniversary and over $50 million in revenue for 2011, Assurance was recently ranked as a "Top 100 Largest Broker of U.S. Business” by Business Insurance magazine. The leading trade magazine for the commercial insurance industry annually ranks agents and brokers based on revenues generated through U.S.-based clients. In an economy that has created many financial and expansion setbacks for businesses, Assurance saw 16.11% growth in 2011 making it only one of nine insurance brokerages in the Top 100 list to grow by more than 15%.

Over the past five years, Assurance has continued its climb up the insurance charts to become the second largest independent insurance brokerage in Illinois. The company's focus on its service platform and measurable results for clients – including $1.1 million in immediate health insurance savings – combined with an internal culture dedicated to attracting and retaining employees has earned Assurance over 25 awards for client service and being a Best Place to Work. These accolades have further propelled Assurance into the second spot in Illinois.

"Our organic growth rate is a testament to the talented Assurance professionals who consistently work to create value for clients and produce measurable results,” said Tony Chimino, Chief Executive Officer. He continued, "In 2011, Assurance welcomed nearly 1,200 new clients and individuals from around the country who entrusted us to serve as their insurance broker. In an industry where most growth comes by way of acquisition, we're proud our clients have made a conscious decision to choose Assurance.”