SCHAUMBURG, ILL. (May 19, 2017) – Assurance, a “Top 50” independent insurance brokerage, was named a top five Best Place to Work in Illinois in the medium employers (100-499 U.S. employees) category according to the Daily Herald Business Ledger. Assurance was joined by several clients who also made the list. Two of which, Skender Construction and Radio Flyer, took first place in their respective categories.

The ranking was announced on Thursday, May 18, at an awards ceremony held at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn where 76 companies were recognized as great Illinois workplaces.  

This statewide survey and awards program is designed to identify, recognize and honor the best places of employment in Illinois, benefiting the state's economy, workforce and businesses. The top-rated companies receive statewide recognition and a special feature published in the June 26 edition of the Daily Herald Business Ledger.

Assurance prides itself on a unique corporate culture and high level of employee engagement. In fact, Peter Burke, president of Best Companies Group, noted only 41 percent of employees nationwide are engaged with their employer. The companies honored by the Daily Herald Business Ledger averaged 91 percent. Not only are employees engaged, per the most recent survey, but 97 percent are proud to work for Assurance. Why are employees so highly engaged with Assurance? In their own words, here are some anonymous employee quotes submitted through the Best Place to Work survey:

“Assurance fosters an environment of appreciation, growth and collaboration. If you want to accomplish something and work hard to achieve it, the leaders of Assurance will do what they can to get you there.”

“As a newer employee that came from a long-standing career I feel valued and appreciated. I don't feel like a number, but instead, one that contributes to the organization and its mission.”

“Assurance has created a workplace culture that is very welcoming and engaging for its employees through activities such as ACT Events, Employee Appreciation Day, Shared Success goals, and other events and policies.”

Assurance’s commitment to employee engagement is apparent in the more than 100 awards received for corporate culture and service, including past accolades from Fortune and The Chicago Tribune.

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