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Schaumburg, Ill. (October 21, 2014) – Assurance, an award-winning independent insurance brokerage, is pleased to welcome the addition of Martin (Marty) Koehler to its growing Employee Benefits practice. Koehler, who will serve as Vice President, brings over five years of experience in the insurance industry. He will build upon his 15 years of experience as a Chief Financial Officer by helping clients solve insurance, as well as business and financial-related challenges. He’s a catalyst for minimizing risk and maximizing health in order to change the fundamental way in which healthcare is delivered and consumed. This approach will generate long-term ROI and better benefits utilization.

“I believe our role as insurance brokers is to push the envelope and create a new vision that gets employees engaged in their company’s benefits and understand their role as a healthcare consumer,” said Koehler. 

Koehler earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Illinois State University and is also a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Prior to joining Assurance, Koehler worked at two other insurance agencies, as well as held CFO positions at several companies. He’s an active board and committee member of numerous associations, including CFO Leadership Group, CFO Chicago and Almost Home Kids. 

With respect to the hiring of Koehler, Assurance’s President of Employee Benefits, Liz Smith, asserts that, "Marty’s holistic approach and background as a CFO will be a huge asset to our client base. He has the ability to look beyond just insurance and demonstrate how a benefits program plays a central role in each company’s business plan and vision.”

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