Assurant to Announce 2005 First Quarter Results on May 4, 2005 and Hold Webcast Conference Call on May 5, 2005

News Release

NEW YORK, April 1, 2005—Assurant, Inc. ("Assurant") (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, will release its 2005 first quarter financial results on Wednesday, May 4, 2005 after the market closes. The news release will be available on Assurant's website at

The company will broadcast its first quarter analyst conference call on Thursday, May 5th at 10:00 am (ET) with access available via internet and telephone. The teleconference is expected to last about one hour. J. Kerry Clayton, President and Chief Executive Officer; Robert Pollock, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; Michael Peninger, Executive Vice President and President and Chief Executive Officer of Assurant Employee Benefits, and Larry Cains, Senior Vice President, Investor Relations, will review the 2005 first quarter results. Following the review, there will be a question and answer session.

Investors and analysts may participate in the live conference call by dialing 800-473-6123 (toll-free domestic) or 973-582-2706 (international); passcode: Assurant. Please call to register at least 10 minutes before the conference call begins. A replay of the call will be available for one week via the telephone starting at approximately 12:00 pm (ET) on May 5, 2005 and can be accessed at 877-519-4471 (toll-free domestic) or 973-341-3080 (international); passcode: 5904459. The webcast will be archived for one month on Assurant's website.

Assurant is a premier provider of specialized insurance products and related services in North America and selected other international markets. Its four key businesses -- Assurant Employee Benefits; Assurant Health; Assurant Preneed; and Assurant Solutions -- have partnered with clients who are leaders in their industries and have built leadership positions in a number of specialty insurance market segments in the U.S. and selected international markets.

Assurant, which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ, has over $20 billion in assets and $7 billion in annual revenue.

Press Contact:

Drew Guthrie
Manager, Communications
and Media Relations
Phone: 212-859-7002
Fax: 212-859-5893

Investor Relations:

Melissa Kivett
Vice President
Investor Relations
Phone: 212-859-7029
Fax: 212-859-5893

Larry Cains
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Phone: 212-859-7045
Fax: 212-859-5893