SCHAUMBURG, ILL. (May 25, 2017)Assurance – a Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage – was named by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine as one of the Chicago area’s top employers placing number five on the small and medium employers list. This is the first year for the regional award.

Assurance won the accolade based on employees' anonymous responses to an extensive survey about the company’s levels of fairness, benefits and camaraderie at work. Great Place to Work® reviewed the survey results of over 81,000 employees from hundreds of companies in the ranking process. Among the findings from the study was that ‘taking pride in your organization increases engagement.’

According to the survey, 99 percent of Assurance employees have ‘great pride’ and 98 percent feel the company provides ‘great challenges.’ This comes as no surprise considering Assurance’s mantra is minimizing risk and maximizing health. Every day, employees are challenged to create long-term value for clients through placing coverage, reducing losses, improving health, reducing expenses and helping businesses expand – all by minimizing risk and maximizing the health of clients’ employees. 

“We really do live by the mantra ‘minimizing risk and maximizing health’ and receiving this award solidifies the value of that motto,” stated Steven Handmaker, chief marketing officer at Assurance. “Every day we look for ways to maximize our own employees’ health and well-being through great benefits, perks and a personalized wellness program.”  

Examples of Assurance’s benefits and perks include:

  • Telecommuting options
  • Birthdays off
  • Paid day off to volunteer
  • Wellness reimbursements
  • Company 5K and Olympics
  • Employee holiday and appreciation parties
  • Company happy hours
  • Rich benefits package
  • Complimentary Starbucks and fruit

For more on Assurance’s benefits, perks and culture, visit the survey results on

About Great Place to Work®
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity and over a half dozen different industries.

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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