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SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (May 26, 2015) – On Thursday, May 21, 45 local Assurance employees laced up their running shoes and headed to Chicago’s Grant Park for the 34th Annual Chase Corporate Challenge®. The largest single-night Corporate Challenge in the U.S. featured runners and walkers from 649 companies and benefited the nonprofit Get IN Chicago. The race also served as the first outdoor component of Assurance’s 2015 wellness program. A variety of indoor and outdoor activities are planned and executed by the company’s employee-run “Eye of the Tiger” Wellness Committee.

Assurance’s Wellness Committee was established in 2010 as Wellness became one of the company’s major corporate strategies for sustained success. The Committee is charged each year with planning activities around several measurable goals, which include: introducing physical activity, tobacco-free lifestyle choices, healthy weight management, preventative care and healthcare consumerism. 

The Chase Corporate Challenge® 3.5 mile race certainly addresses the physical activity portion of Assurance’s approach to wellness and embodies the company’s mantra of “minimizing risk and maximizing health.” Assurance stands by its belief that through risk management and wellness, companies can lower business insurance and employee benefit expenses through increased productivity, less absenteeism, safer worksites, and greater employee engagement.

Assurance participates annually in the Chase Corporate Challenge® and sponsors its own tent with healthy food and libations pre and post-event. Assurance reimburses participating employees 50% of the registration cost – a perk that applies to all other accredited races completed throughout the year.

In addition to the Chase Corporate Challenge®, Assurance employees take a front seat to improving their overall health and wellbeing through quarterly corporate wellness goals and other initiatives planned by Assurance’s Wellness Committee, including:

  • The Assurance 5K
  • Assurance Olympics
  • Free Fruit in the Office
  • Onsite Fitness Classes
  • Annual Health Screenings
  • Health Club Reimbursement
  • Healthcare Consumerism and Financial Wellness Courses
  • Stop Smoking Programs and Incentives for Quitting
  • Free Preventative Care

Learn more about Assurance’s passion for “minimizing risk and maximizing health” by checking out its 2014 “Eye of the Tiger” Wellness Year in Review.

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.