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For four years running, Schaumburg, Illinois-based Assurance Agency Ltd. has earned top honors in the Best Places to Work in Insurance as a medium size employer. The retail broker provides a broad range of business and personal insurance products, employee and executive benefits, surety bond placement, safety consulting, claims advocacy and wellness programs. Assurance's 438 employees give the firm high marks for its branded perks program, commitment to charities and its incentive program recognizing colleagues' efforts. The company's culture is marked by working--and playing--hard. The Assurance Olympics is a team-building set of offbeat events in which employees engage in friendly competition. Assurance's Shared Success program provides bonuses for achieving companywide goals.
Second place in the medium size employer category in the 2016 Best Places to Work in Insurance went to Lawley, a privately owned firm specializing in property and casualty insurance, employee benefits and risk management consulting. Buffalo, New York-based Lawley's 348 workers value the firm's culture of work/life balance and employee appreciation. Ranked third was Discovery Benefits Inc. The Fargo, N.D.-based benefit consulting firm serves employers nationwide with benefit consulting and plan administration services. Its 587 employees value Discovery’s employee appreciation events, flexible work options and professional development programs, among other perks.
To those on the outside, insurance might seem like a starchy and boring business. In reality, the industry's leading companies are attracting talent because they offer interesting, meaningful and flexible work.