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Schaumburg, Ill. (August 18, 2015) – After surveying over 86,000 insurance employees, Great Place to Work® and Fortune have recognized Assurance as one of the 10 Best Workplaces in Insurance 2015. The #4 ranking comes from an anonymous survey of insurance employees administered by the workplace culture experts at Great Place to Work®. The award demonstrates just how closely the well-being of employees relates to long-term success of a company and delivering excellent service to clients. 

Assurance and the nine other winning companies were selected based on the evaluations of insurance employees who were surveyed using the Trust Index©, Great Place to Work’s employee assessment survey. The 10 Best Workplaces in Insurance ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortune based entirely upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.

“Our employees are the lifeblood of Assurance. They’re the ones who make this company a ‘best place to work,’” said Steven Handmaker, Assurance's chief marketing officer. He continued, "Our unique culture was created under the mantra happy employees = happy clients, and we’ve experienced a 14 percent average organic growth rate as a result."

Some 375 employees enjoy the following perks at Assurance:

  • Flex schedules
  • Birthdays off
  • Paid day off to volunteer
  • Learning lunches and tuition reimbursement programs
  • Onsite fitness classes
  • Assurance 5K and Olympics
  • 25 cent sodas
  • Rich benefits package

And who can forget the complimentary fruit and Starbucks coffee all day, every day.

“The companies on this list are leaders in the insurance field who recognize the strategic importance of creating workplaces that attract and support the best talent within and outside their industry,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “As a group, they’re particularly successful compared with their peers at sharing financial rewards with their employees, involving people in decisions that affect them, and distributing promotions based on merit. Ranking on this list is a great indicator that these companies’ ongoing efforts to create great workplaces are resonating with their staff.”

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 assuranceagency.com.