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Assurant Makes Strides with Award-Winning Employee Wellness Program


Company Earns Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Gold Award

NEW YORK, June 25, 2015— Stepping up to make healthy choices isn’t always easy. But for Assurant employees, taking extra steps to keep up the good work with their health or stepping out during an organized walk or run can be rewarding in many ways, even for the communities they serve.

A provider of specialty protection products and related services, Assurant earned a 2015 Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles® Gold Award from the National Business Group on Health for its dedication to promoting a healthy work environment and encouraging employees and their families to maintain healthy lifestyles. This marks the fourth consecutive year the Company received the Gold recognition from the non-profit association of large U.S. employers. 

“The Gold Award is a testament to Assurant and our employees’ commitment to leading healthier lifestyles,” said Robyn Price Stonehill, executive vice president, chief human resources officer at Assurant. “While we have numerous internal programs to educate and empower our employees to get and stay healthy and fit, our commitment extends to our neighbors and the communities where we live and work. Beyond the hundreds of hours Assurant employees volunteer each year in support of these organizations, employees also have raised funds for these charities through a Company initiative that rewards participation in wellness activities with charitable donations to health-focused nonprofits.”

Assurant offers comprehensive compensation and benefits to help employees and their families manage risks in their lives. From weight and stress management tools and resources, to group walks and smoking cessation support, employees have access to a wide range of programs to help meet their needs and feel their best.  To increase employee engagement, the Company also rewards healthy behavior with financial contributions towards employees’ health savings accounts or health reimbursement accounts and supports charitable organizations that are focused on creating healthier communities through the Assurant Foundation.

The Foundation has donated to both the American Cancer Society and the American Heart Association on behalf of employees who signed up for on-site biometric screenings and registered to use an online healthcare management tool, respectively. Earlier this year, colleagues participated in local events, including heart walks and Wear Red Day in support of cardiovascular health, with grants provided to their local American Heart Association chapters, recognizing the important grassroots work to raise awareness.

“We congratulate Assurant for being among an elite group of companies that are making a difference every day in improving the health and overall well-being of their employees and families,” said Brian Marcotte, president and CEO of the National Business Group on Health. “Assurant and its leadership team are to be commended for their commitment to promoting healthy work environments and for their innovation in developing outstanding programs for employees that encourage good health and well-being.”

Assurant was one of 64 U.S. employers to receive a 2015 “Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles®” award. Winners of the awards were honored in one of two categories: Platinum, for exemplary workplace well-being programs, cultures and results; or Gold, for creating cultural and environmental changes that support employees in their lifestyle and behavior changes.

About Assurant
Assurant safeguards clients and consumers when the unexpected occurs. A provider of specialty protection products and related services, Assurant operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and other select worldwide markets through four operating segments. Assurant Solutions, Assurant Specialty Property, Assurant Health and Assurant Employee Benefits partner with clients who are leaders in their industries to provide consumers peace of mind and financial security. Our diverse range of products and services include mobile device protection products and services; debt protection administration; credit-related insurance; warranties and extended service programs and related services for consumer electronics, appliances and vehicles; pre-funded funeral insurance; lender-placed homeowners insurance; property, appraisal, preservation and valuation services; flood insurance; renters insurance and related products; manufactured housing homeowners insurance; group dental insurance; group disability insurance; and group life insurance.

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $31 billion in assets and $10 billion in annual revenue. For more information on Assurant, please visit www.assurant.com and follow us on Twitter @AssurantNews.

About the National Business Group on Health®
The National Business Group on Health is the nation's only non-profit organization devoted exclusively to representing large employers' perspective on national health policy issues and helping companies optimize business performance through health improvement, innovation and health care management. The Business Group leads initiatives to address the most relevant health care issues facing employers today and enables human resource and benefit leaders to learn, share and leverage best practices from the most progressive companies.   Business Group members, which include 71 Fortune 100 companies, provide health coverage for more than 50 million U.S. workers, retirees and their families. For more information, visit www.businessgrouphealth.org.

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Assurant, Inc.
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