Ill. Assurance Agency Hosts Educational Seminar on Disability Insurance

October 11, 2006

Ill. Assurance Agency Ltd., announced this week that a free educational seminar titled “From Disability to Disaster” is being held at Entourage on American Lane in Schaumburg, Ill., on November 9th, 2006. The seminar is specifically designed for CFO’s, CEO’s and executive level business leaders of companies, regardless of size.

According to its company statement, Assurance organized the seminar with the cooperation of Assurant Employee Benefits. Assurant provides employer-sponsored benefits programs.

From Disability to Disaster will address the financial impact of disability insurance programs in the workplace, and provide lessons on how deficient or incomplete insurance programs have many American companies one incident away from financial ruin. Former major league umpire, Steve Palermo will provide the keynote address.

In 1991, Steve Palermo was widely regarded as one of the best umpires in the game. Then, on July 7, 1991, he attempted to stop the mugging of two waitresses in the parking lot of a Dallas restaurant. A bullet wound to his spinal cord resulted in instant paralysis to the lower extremities. Doctors told him he would never, ever walk again. Yet, through rehabilitation and determination, he is walking with the use of one small brace and a cane.

In 2004, Steve and his wife Debbie established the Steve Palermo endowment for Spinal Cord Injury Research, Education and Clinical Affairs. They partner with the Kansas University Endowment Association, the University of Kansas Hospital and the University of Kansas School of Medicine in raising funds for paralysis research.

As an Assurant Employee Benefits disability claimant, Steve also chairs the company’s WillReturn Council, formed to recognize the efforts of disability claimants in returning to productive lives. His emotional message underscores the importance of disability insurance protection.

Professionals interested in attending the free seminar can sign up via the Assurance website at or by calling 847.463.7176. Space is limited and registration is required. Business leaders are encouraged to sign up immediately for admittance.

Assurance Agency, Ltd., identifies itself as among the largest, privately-held insurance brokerage and risk management operations in the Midwest. Ranked among the top 100 brokers in the U.S., Assurance places over $340 million in premiums annually for commercial and individual clients.

Source: Assurance Agency Ltd.

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