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Schaumburg, Ill. (July 18, 2016) – Assurance, a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage, was named one of ‘Chicago’s 2016 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For®’ by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR) during its July 15 award ceremony at the Chicago Marriott Southwest in Burr Ridge, Illinois. The organization saved the ‘best’ news for last though after announcing Assurance also received the ‘Best of the Best Overall’ elite award. 

Upon receiving the award, Michele McDermott, senior vice president of human resources said: “This is truly an honor. We believe the key to happy clients are happy employees. It’s wonderful to be in a room with so many other best and brightest companies who also have that goal.” 

With over 20 years of experience conducting The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition, the NABR identifies and honors organizations that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. The Schaumburg-based brokerage was awarded the top spot for its compensation and benefits package, community initiatives, shared vision, work-life balance, employee achievement recognition, education opportunities and development programs, among others.

Here is just a sampling of some of those benefits:

  • Paid day off for your birthday and to volunteer
  • Employee ran volunteer program titled Assurance Caring Together
  • Shared success profit sharing
  • Telecommuting days
  • Virtual high-fives from colleagues for various achievements
  • In-house learning lunches and tuition reimbursement
  • Onsite wellness committee and multiple initiatives, including an annual Assurance 5K and Olympics
  • Company book club

Assurance's robust culture is one component to their DNA – Dominate, Navigate and Appreciate. The organization looks to dominate the competition, navigate clients through complex challenges and appreciate employees through perks and various opportunities.

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 www.assuranceagency.com