Assurant to Host Third Quarter 2008 Results Webcast Conference Call at New Time -- 10:00 AM ET on October 30, 2008

News Release

NEW YORK, October 17, 2008 -- Assurant, Inc. ("Assurant") (NYSE: AIZ), a premier provider of specialty insurance and insurance-related products and services, will release its 2008 third quarter financial results on Thursday, October 30, 2008 before the market opens. The news release will be available on Assurant's Web site at

The company's 2008 third quarter conference call originally scheduled for 9:00 am (ET) on Thursday, October 30, 2008 will now be held at 10:00 am ET with access available via internet and telephone. This change was made to better accommodate investors and analysts given the number of other companies hosting earnings calls that morning. The teleconference is expected to last about one hour. Robert B. Pollock, president and chief executive officer; Michael J. Peninger, executive vice president and interim chief financial officer; Gene Mergelmeyer, president and chief executive officer, Assurant Specialty Property; Christopher J. Pagano, executive vice president, treasurer and chief investment officer; and Melissa Kivett, senior vice president, investor relations; will review the 2008 third 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 (888) 603-6873 (toll-free domestic) or (973) 582-2706 (international); passcode: 29716245. 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 October 30, 2008 and can be accessed at (800) 642-1687 (toll-free domestic) or (706) 645-9291 (international); passcode: 29716245. The webcast will be archived on Assurant's Web site.

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

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 over $26 billion in assets and $8 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
Senior Vice President
Investor Relations
Phone: 212-859-7029
Fax: 212-859-5893

John Egan
Vice President
Investor Relations
Phone: 212-859-7197
Fax: 212-859-5893