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Schaumburg, Ill. (April 10, 2015) – Assurance, a top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, was recently named a 2015 Best Place to Work according to Crain’s Chicago Business. Assurance finished number one in the healthcare/employee benefits category and was happily joined on the overall list by clients Centro and Radio Flyer.
Businesses in Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties with more than 50 full-time employees as of September 1, 2014, were eligible to participate. Buck Consultants, a global human resources consulting firm, developed two surveys – one for each company and another for employees.
In the eyes of employees, what makes Assurance a Best Place to Work? According to vice president Mark Hagy…“It’s the little things. The leadership knows everyone’s name, or at least makes an effort to. The CEO calls you on your birthday and work anniversary, and its very genuine.”
The employee survey also lauded Assurance for its rich benefits package, flexibility, employee recognition, community initiatives, educational opportunities and development programs, among others. Here is just a sampling of the some of the perks Assurance integrates into its culture:
- Comprehensive benefits that include major medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short & long-term disability, long-term care and 401K company match
- Paid day off to volunteer and other great community initiatives through Assurance Caring Together
- Employee Appreciation Day
- Onsite fitness classes, gym/race reimbursements and a company 5K
- Telecommuting days
- Virtual high-fives and balloons for achievements
- In-house learning lunches and tuition reimbursement
"Last year, we rolled out our passion for ‘minimizing risk and maximizing health®’ – and although it’s largely an external tagline – we also look for ways to integrate that mantra into our daily lives at Assurance,” said Jackie Gould, chief operating officer. "We hope to create an environment that maximizes the health and wellbeing of our employees, and in turn, makes it a safe and great place to work. We couldn’t be more thrilled that our employees have embraced that passion and helped Assurance receive this great honor.”
To get a better understanding of Assurance’s unique culture and office environment, see the full rankings at chicagobusiness.com.
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.