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Schaumburg, IL (December 3, 2014) – Assurance, an award-winning independent insurance brokerage, was named for the third consecutive year as a national "101 Best and Brightest Companies to Work For” by the National Association for Business Resources (NABR). This past July, Assurance was also recognized at the Chicago area’s 101 Best and Brighest competition.

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For competition identifies and honors organizations throughout the nation that display a commitment to excellence in their human resource practices and employee enrichment. Organizations were measured on key catergories such as communication, work-life balance, employee education, diversity, recognition, retention and more. 

Assurance was honored 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 the some of the benefits Assurance integrates into its best place to work culture:

  • Paid day off for your birthday and to volunteer
  • 15,000+ volunteer hours donated through Assurance Caring Together
  • Shared success profit sharing
  • Telecommuting days
  • Virtual high-fives and balloons for achievements
  • In-house learning lunches and tuition reimbursement

"We cannot express our gratitude enough to The National Association for Business Resources for selecting Assurance as a Best and Brightest company for the third consecutive year,” said Lisa Pinion, senior vice president, human resources. "We couldn’t succeed without our employees’ dedication and incredible work ethic, which is why we strive to create a rewarding and engaging culture.”

Assurance's commitment to employee engagement and achievement is apparent in the more than 60 awards received for corporate culture, including two 2014 number one rankings from Business Insurance and Chicago Tribune. Due in large part to these efforts, Assurance has catapulted itself to the second largest independent insurance brokerage in Illinois with a 14 percent average organic growth rate and $67 million in revenue last year.

The selected companies will be featured in the December 15 online edition of Corp! Magazine and receive additional recognition as a national winner at a local Best and Brightest Companies to Work For awards symposium and gala.      

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