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SEEK achieves a $770,000 insurance premium reduction through risk management efforts with Assurance

Schaumburg, Ill. (June 9, 2015)Assurance is pleased to recognize SEEK as a Minimizing Risk, Maximizing Health (MRMH) award recipient. SEEK, a full-service staffing agency based in Grafton, Wisconsin, has been a client of Assurance the past five years and began working with the insurance brokerage’s risk management division the last three years.

The MRMH award is open to all Assurance clients that work alongside the Top 50 U.S. insurance brokerage to achieve quantifiable results in minimizing workplace risk and maximizing the health and wellbeing of employees. Clients must meet certain criteria to qualify, including a quantifiable reduction or improvement in a variety of key areas.

Assurance began working with SEEK on its safety initiatives in early 2012 when the company experienced a sharp increase in premiums. Assurance’s risk management department performed a Safety360 diagnostic which looked at the entire safety program and provided specific recommendations. Some of those recommendations included:

  • Hiring an experienced safety manager to oversee SEEK’s 13 locations
  • Establishing health and safety performance goals for each location
  • Defining safety roles and establishing a safety committee
  • Implementing a safety program focused on loss trends
  • Utilizing Assurance’s Risk Management Web Portal for safety trainings, handouts and incident tracking

SEEK took Assurance’s recommendations, combined it with their own initiatives, and created a thriving safety culture. In just two years, SEEK experienced a 47 percent decrease in their loss ratio and $770,000 in premium savings.

“The goal of the program is to motivate more businesses to take a proactive approach to risk, safety and health and make a profound impact on not only insurance costs, but also, workers and their families,” affirms Dan Klaras, president at Assurance. “SEEK is a great example of a company dedicated to their employees’ overall safety and wellbeing. We’re honored to have worked with them in the remarkable improvement of their risk management program.”

“We’ve worked hand-in-hand with Assurance on everything from incident tracking to a client safety summit; this total approach has brought significant value back to our organization,” said Laurie Stueber, vice president – human resources. She continued, “We’re thrilled to receive the MRMH Award and remain dedicated to improving the health and safety of our workforce.”

Here is the full case study on SEEK and video introducing the award.

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.